The Book Club at Westminster High School has donated $182 to Carroll County Public Library’s Westminster Branch Library to support Exploration Commons at 50 East, a planned 14,000 square-foot interactive makerspace, professional teaching kitchen and collaborative meeting spaces. The Commons is scheduled to open in the Branch’s lower level in fall 2020, according to CCPL Westminster Branch Manager Christina Kuntz.

The idea for the Book Club to donate to this project came two years ago from Isabella Scarfone who was then the club’s communication officer and a sophomore at the school. Kathleen Brunnett, who is now the Supervisor of Library Media for Carroll County Public Schools, was the club’s advisor. Scarfone initiated and planned two of the club’s first-ever fundraiser nights at Panera Bread in Westminster, raising $311.50 that was later split between the club and the Westminster Branch Library’s future makerspace.

“I am eager to visit the new makerspace at Westminster Branch Library because the place will encourage people of all ages to collaborate, explore and learn about technology,” said Scarfone, who is currently enrolled in Project Lead the Way Engineering at Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster.

Pictured (left to right): Jen Bishop, Christina Kuntz, Isabella Scarfone, and Kathleen Brunnett.

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