The 8th grade English hallway at Biloxi Junior High in Mississippi is lined with 189 lockers that were sealed shut for security reasons 15 years ago. Eventually teachers got tired of the dull green locker doors, so this past summer they repainted them to look like a shelf of books, an "Avenue of Literature."
Volunteers helped teachers paint a book spine on each locker door. "Now when I look out I'm going to see things that are fascinating," explained teacher Stacey Butera. The initiative was paid for through Biloxi First, public donations and personal contributions.