Mr. John Dankworth's Junior High Vocational Life Skills class did research on Andrew Carnegie. They learned some history of the Ballinger Carnegie Library. As a result of this study, they decided to make a table to go in the children's section of the Carnegie. They used children in their study to be sure the table was the correct height, and they also consulted with Meagan Smith, librarian, about things that she felt were important. Wood was donated from the time period that the library was built and the wood was stained to match the floors of the library. They also made the corners rounded so that it would be safer for the children who come to the library. The staff and board of the Carnegie Library would like to thank Mr. Dankworth and his students for their work on the beautiful table that they presented to the library during storytime on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. We are very touched by the time and effort that went into making this table. Please come by the library and see for yourself the quality of the work on the table. Also note that it was built like a table would have been built during the time period.
BJHS students (L to R): BJ Howell, Chelsie Combs, Eyon Powers