On August 10th arsonists caused four classrooms and the library to be gutted in a fire at the oldest school on the Kapiti Coast - Paraparaumu School in Ruapehu St. All of the archival photos for the 125th year celebrations were lost in the fire and all the library books that were not out on issue.
|Donated books awaiting sorting etc.|
Although a brand new library and classrooms will be built, the books are now being housed in not too bad a space! It is light and bright, large and sunny and just look at the (temporary) furniture. I have been lucky enough to be involved in a very minor way for a very short time each week but will bring you some more pictures as soon as my computer is ‘fixed’ - including one of the lynchpin, Kenzie.
|Some of the bright seating in the temporary library|
Although it appeared to be wiped out, the very heart of the school, THE SCHOOL LIBRARY has kept on beating.