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LEGACY Alternative High School

Take a look at what some of our students do during the summer...

Little Free Library is a global literacy movement, a revolution in neighborhood conversation, and the best media exchange of the year. A Little Free Library is a small house of books, posted in an accessible spot, often in a residential yard near a sidewalk or in a neighborhood park. Everyone who passes by is welcome to stop and browse the books that fill the micro library. See something you like? Take it home. Have a book to share? Add it to the mix. It is a "take a book, leave a book" remake. The inventory is constantly changing.  Students at Hartland's Legacy Alternative High School wanted Hartland to be a part of the revolution. Over the summer months, students and staff worked hard to build 6 unique and distinctively different book houses. They researched the project learning about the global movement and the impact that Little Free Libraries have made on people across the world. Next, they designed and built each house to perfection. Lastly, the final touches were added by hand painting designs to add character.  Hartland Consolidated Schools has partnered with Cromaine Library to help stock the Little Libraries and place them around the community. Look for Little Free Libraries to pop up around the community!  Check out more photos from Legacy's summer program under the Student Activities tab.

Buddy Benches for the Elementaries  4 students gardening
3 students summer project  flower planter
3 students ready for art show  students ready for art show  artistic bench
Morgan Herrington, Shannon Herbst and Mollie Adams display their entries in the First Annual Connection Countywide Student Art Show.  Shannon's painted bench won Honorable Mention in the show.  The bench construction was completed by students participating in the summer Michigan Works project.  Mollie and Shannon, also participants in the summer program,  took them creatively further by adding art to make them more interesting.  The "Spike the Hedge Hog" bench, painted by Mollie Adams, was donated to Village Elementary.  "Spike" is their school mascot.

The summer work crew built benches and students from our art classes completed the art work.  Here is a bench that was donated to Village Elementary School.
2 students at Village bench
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