FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A south Chicago suburb without a library is getting a boost thanks to students at an alternative high school inside a state juvenile detention facility.
Illinois officials say the youth enrolled at Booker T. Washington Alternative High School at Harrisburg youth center constructed four library boxes to be placed throughout Ford Heights. The boxes will continually be replenished with books through a partnership with a bookstore.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
Department of Juvenile Justice Director Heidi Mueller says the boxes are symbolic of how collaboration, hard work and a shared goal can help families.READ MORE: Death Investigation Underway After Man Found Unresponsive On CTA Red Line Platform In Old Town
Ford Heights had to close its library decades ago over funding issues.
There will be a dedication ceremony for the boxes on July 30.MORE NEWS: Transgender Attorneys Says Judges And Clerks Have Harassed Her; Fights For Change
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