NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

January 22, 2013

Official opening for NHS media center


Newburyport Daily News

---- — NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Education Foundation will host the official grand opening of the Institution for Savings Library Media Center at Newburyport High School on Monday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The public is invited to see this new space and share in thanking whose who made it possible. Highlights of the evening will include showcasing the new technology and student-friendly space, student exhibits, performances by the Newburyport High Band and Choir and the Big Fair Band, a poetry slam featuring Newburyport High students and a naming and recognition ceremony.

The transformation of the library was made possible by the generosity of numerous members of the community.

Last year, following the donation of wireless technology to the high school by the NEF, the Institution for Savings through its Charitable Foundation donated $100,000 to transform the library into a media-rich hub for research and collaboration. The Mary Alice Arakelian Foundation donated $45,000 to support the furnishings for the library and the NHS class of 1953 donated $8,000 to purchase an iPad cart and iPads.

Other donors and supporters include local businesses the Brass Lyon, the Cataldo Family, MPG Home Design, Newburyport Lighting Company, Partridge in a Bear Tree, Port Paint and Paper and Samarra Faux Painting.

With the transformation, the library is now a bustling hub of student activity.

Anyone planning to attend the opening is asked to contact Lynne Cote, library media specialist, at lcote@newburyport.k12.ma.us. For more information, visit the NEF website at www.NewburyportEF.org or email info@NewburyportEF.org.