BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ A new Berkeley charter school had all the latest technology but no library -- so the students designed one and raised money via Kickstarter to build it.
KGO-TV reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1eZuVax ) that 8th graders in a design class at REALM Charter School have raised $78,000 via the crowdfunding site. They hope to have the new library open by the end of the school year.
With help from a local group called Project H, the students designed the bookshelves as well as the tables and chairs. They started on paper, moved on to cardboard models, and then used plywood.
Thirteen-year-old Agustina McEwen says she hopes future students appreciate the new library because her class is working “really, really” hard on it.