Houghton Lake High School Upgrades Library

The Roscommon Community Foundation (RCCF) is proud to announce that Houghton Lake High School received a grant of $2,500.00 to upgrade its library. Funding for the project was provided by the Houghton Lake Education Fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation.

The purpose of this grant was to create a space where students could come and feel comfortable enough to sit and focus on reading and school work. This will not only benefit all students but the staff as well. All grade levels, 7th-12th, will have a comfortable place for reading and learning and the staff will be able to bring their classes down and use the two new computer pods for teaching.

Thanks to Kirtland Community College’s generous donation of tables and chairs, the students now have more seating than ever and it has made the atmosphere of a high school library morph into a college one.

Chelsey Matteson, the Library Media Assistant, has put her heart and soul into making the library an open safe space for the students. “RCCF helped create three sitting areas where kids can sit and work,” said Matteson. By moving the bookcases to the back wall and adding bean bag chairs and couches there are multiple places for the kids can sit and enjoy. “This was a collaborative effort and we are so proud to be a part of it,” said Suzanne Luck, Executive Director of RCCF.

As of now, there are more upgrades planned for the future with one being to replace the 70’s style carpet with something more up to date.

Want to get involved? You can support the Houghton Lake Education Fund by sending your donation to RCCF at P.O. Box 824, Roscommon, MI 48653 or visiting our website at www.myrccf.org to make a donation online.

Top: Bookcases were against the brick wall closing off the back door.
Bottom: Bookcases moved to the back wall creating a more open space.