Thanks to the Adopt-a-School program, Hawthorne Elementary students are benefiting from the school’s partnership with DEMCO, a library supplies company. Hawthorne faculty, in collaboration with the DEMCO design team, refreshed the school’s library to better accommodate students. Innovative changes, including a new circulation desk, integrated seating within shelving, and a collaborative technology table enhanced the openness of the space and provided students more places to enjoy reading. The school benefits from donations of discontinued products from DEMCO, and Hawthorne teachers get to try out new teaching materials and provide feedback. Another result of their Adopt-a-School partnership, DEMCO also held a very successful winter outerwear drive to ensure that students had proper attire for the cold winter months and a school supplies drive. DEMCO and the Hawthorne PTA are excited about coordinating monthly library and school events as well as forming pen-pal relationships between students and DEMCO employees. FMPS is delighted about this blossoming partnership and the possibilities it will create for students and teachers alike!