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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — With a major renovation now complete, teachers and students at a Miami elementary school saw their new state-of-the-art library for the first time on Thursday afternoon.

Coral Terrace Elementary’s new library includes 2,000 new books, furniture, carpet and shelves.

The new learning space doesn’t stop with those expected upgrades, however. As part of a technology upgrade, students have access to new iPads.

In addition to providing a quality learning space, the new library also serves as a quality giving space.

In an effort to combat hunger, which impacts a child’s ability to learn, the library houses a food pantry that will provide fresh produce and staple foods to students and families each month.

At the unveiling celebration, each student also received seven new books to take home:

The library was remodeled by Target and The Heart of America Foundation as part of the 2012 Target School Library Makeover Program. The food pantry was provided by Target Meals for Minds.

Coral Terrace Elementary is one of 32 elementary schools across the country to receive a library makeover this year as part of the Target School Library Makeover program.

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