Joel Ortiz

When Joel Ortiz, a student service learner at the Lincoln Acres Library, needed to do a challenging project for his high school graduation portfolio, he decided to build a bookshelf for the library.

Joel had no prior experience working with tools, and despite the level of difficulty, he managed to design and construct the bookshelf in just two weeks.

"I'm extremely proud of him," said José Ocadiz, Lincoln Acres Branch Manager. "We now have a beautiful merchandising bookshelf in the children's area!"

When asked why he decided to build a bookshelf for the library, Joel replied, "This is my way of giving back."