Over this past summer, Litchfield Elementary School students of past and present demonstrated their ongoing school spirit with a campus project that expands student’s access to books and encourages the love of reading. 

LESD community unites in service to A+ school 

By Aubrey Farris, Litchfield Elementary School District Student 

Over this past summer, Litchfield Elementary School students of past and present demonstrated their ongoing school spirit with a campus project that expands student’s access to books and encourages the love of reading. 

As an extension to the wonderful library at Litchfield Elementary School, a floating library has been installed for all students to enjoy. The little library was designed, created, and donated by Hardwoodz Handcrafted, whose owner is a former Litchfield Elementary School parent. 

Girl Scout Troop 2650, all former Litchfield Elementary School students ranging from ages 13 to 16, eagerly volunteered to help. Thrilled to return to their beloved alma mater, the girls met during the summer to dig, pour cement, and install the library. Girl Scout Troop 2320, all second grade students, also volunteered and set out to collect book donations to help get the library started. Inspired by the cover illustrations of popular children’s books, Litchfield Elementary School school aide, Ms. Rebecca Eaton, hand-painted several titles to beautifully decorate the area around the little library. Both troops recently came together to fill the shelves and ceremoniously install the sign on the front of the library.

The little wooden, house-shaped box filled with books sits under the shade of a big tree students pass on their way to lunch and recess. This new library provides an opportunity for Litchfield Elementary School students to share a book from home that they enjoy and find a new book to love. With so many students participating, there will always be plenty of new books to discover.

`Litchfield Elementary School is deemed an “A” rated school by the Arizona Department of Education. As the first elementary school in the “A” rated Litchfield Elementary School District, the 105-year old school is among the state’s few schools that has been honored five times by the Arizona Educational Foundation as an “A+ School of Excellence.”