TARC Board Member Martha Wong helped cut ribbon on new Hogg Middle School library

Please note: this blog post is an extensive quotation of the original article and is not written by an officer or representative of TARC. The original article appeared in Houston ISD blog on 01/26/2016.

New principal plus new librarian equals new library for Hogg MS students. When Angela Sugarek took the helm at Hogg Middle School in the summer of 2015, one of her priorities was to continue the work of her predecessor. Her goal: to have a fully functioning library, complete with its own certified librarian.

That dream became a reality recently, when the campus celebrated the complete renovation of its library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 21. The library at Hogg is now state-of-the-art, with warm wood accents, rolling shelves filled with tempting and informative titles, and a presentation area that invites students and teachers to linger while they learn.

“We are excited to be giving our students a newly renovated library managed by our amazing full-time certified librarian,” said Sugarek. “We believe in the power of reading to change students’ lives and we know that strong library programs support literacy.”