Three libraries received makeovers this year thanks to the generosity, talent, and hard work of Idearc Media and its employees….
Idearc Media's community mission is to create communities of readers where its employees and customers live and work. Idearc Media, home to Superpages.com(r) and publisher of the Verizon(r) Yellow Pages, partnered this year with the American Library Association to refurbish reading areas in three public libraries. In addition to $20,000 provided to each library, Idearc Media employees volunteered their time and expertise to make the makeovers happen. In addition to a lot of sweat equity artists on the Idearc staff help turn visions into reality.
Wishes Come True at the Wilmington (MA) Memorial Library
The Wilmington Memorial Library children’ s area receive its first makeover since the building opened in 1969 in the middle of November. The new children’s area features the native Baldwin apple, with a new puppet theatre and murals of animals native to the area. Idearc volunteers painted walls and murals, moved books and shelving, and installed end-of stack decorative panels.
‘Celebrating Heroes’ at the D.C. Public Library
On October 4th and 5th over 75 employees of Idearc Media pitched in to update the Black Studies Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The employees installed new furniture, designed and updated bulletin boards, and help reorganize the collection.
Fort Worth Public Library’s Riverside Branch Transformed
During National Library Week in April 2007,the Riverside branch of the Fort Worth Public Library received a makeover from 100 Idearc, Media employees that transformed new children’s and young adult areas to a setting that now will reflect the heritage of its predominately Hispanic/Latino population.