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Library Atmosphere- Student Centered

Page history last edited by Patricia Bunch 4 years ago

By changing library seating to a  more learner centered environment, students are able to focus on their  task/assignments.  Teachers are able to use the space in a more productive way because they have the option of whole class instruction, small group seating, individual seating or computer lab.   The library is used every day in some capacity. 

Students are able to come during homeroom, lunch and after school to work on classwork, projects, or check their grades. 

Teachers love to bring their classes to the library to work on various assignments. Most reservations include me as a resource. 

I provide a service to both teachers and students by teaching various information literacy skills, creating slam dunks, as well as curating resources that are both digital and non-digital.  



Makerspaces-Very low tech for now...students love to come daily during lunch to leisurely work on a puzzle, fiddle with Legos, play a game, color or create snap circuits.



Varied seating-


Many students come to the library, throughout the day, for reduced distractions, make up work, work on projects, take a test...


Teachers are often able to find a nook here or there for pull out groups.  


Chairs can be dragged or rolled to make "personal space".


Whole class seating at tables- available as well as LCD projector, docking station and speakers. 


Library Computer Lab- able to accommodate a large class.



Great for reading!  Lots of floor space! 

More cozy reading:

Center-pieces on tables are recycled from my SILaw's baby shower :) 



Cafe tables:  Some choices for students who are not testing:  

Conference Style tables in computer lab section:

Students LOOOOOVE these!  



Tables for Whole Class:

Big Screen!


Student art work used to decorate

Star Wars cut outs- kids love :) 

Spring displays...changes often


I want students to feel that this is THEIR space :) 

Finn, Graphic Novels, Requests... Taylor Swift loves to Read!

Life size cutouts... https://www.cardboardcutouts.com/ 



Student Art Throughout!

Self Check Out:

Reading Helps the Mind Bloom:

Display for our CD2016 books :)


More student art work:

Lunch Bunch! Nice treat...

Looking a little bare...Need to search for the BES that were re-shelved in general fiction:

:) Starting to genre-fy!  Stickering and changing the location of fiction books in Destiny. Will reorganize shelves soon after! Student and parent helpers! I think this will breathe new life into circulation!






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