By Jeff Todd

DENVER (CBS4)– Hoping to inspire kids to look at their library differently, Skinner Middle School in Denver unveiled a student-inspired library with “creation stations” on Friday. All The books are still there, along with some things usually not found in the library.

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“We usually come here once a month to read but this makes it a lot more exciting,” said Skinner Middle School Student Eli Schwartz. “Now we have the freedom to just like have fun.”

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Librarian Dawn Lewallen asked the kids what they would like to see.

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“They gave us their ideas and the community came forth and through a variety of donations we’ve been able to make every single one of their wishes come true,” said Lewallen. “We want the kids to actually see the library as a hub not just somewhere you come in and check out books. Somewhere you can actually experience, you can create, and you can bond with people.”

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Stations included board games, Legos and sewing stations.

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“Every single Lego, sewing machine, the fabric, the game boards, everything was donated by the community,” Lewallen said. “It was unbelievable how many people came through for us.”

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The unveiling of the creation stations happened after school on Friday. Dozens of students decided to stick around to have fun.

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“A lot of people have been excited,” said Schwartz. “I really like the library here. I didn’t really expect it to be like this. I expected it to be a lot calmer, now there’s a lot of people, I like it though. It’s nice.”

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Jeff Todd