With many, many thanks to a local furniture-maker, Mark Benson, the library now has its own “internet café,” if you will, for its research area! This new seating arrangement, with awesome purple stools, is just what the computer area needs. Now I just need to wait until the novelty wears off and the kids stop twirling in their seats and raising them up and down! My bet is another month. With an internet cafe vibe and comfy chairs, who would want to leave? It’s practically Starbucks!
As Dr. C said when she saw them before our staff meeting yesterday, “Oh, they’re beautiful! Where’s my latte?”
Now that the second week of school has begun, your students have probably gotten used to some BIG changes in the way the library is set up. In fact, they should have aced their scavenger hunts this week! Be sure to come by and see all the changes for yourself!
The library now has sections that hopefully feel intuitive to the students. There is a brand new picture book section, which is organized by topic. The younger students are finding this easier to navigate and streamlines the book selection process.
The hardcover and paperbook Fiction books are housed together now, and the Popular Series and Graphic Novels have been separated so the older students can find them as soon as they are reshelved.
The Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Biography section are now housed in the new Learning Commons, an area for research, group work, and collaboration.
And the rug has been moved toward the center windows for a cozy reading nook. The students have really enjoyed it!
We have had a wonderful first two weeks in the new library! Looking forward to what week three will bring!