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Extreme Makeover: Library Edition

The past month has been a whirlwind of moving, organizing, planning and setting up, as we finally received our new library furnishings to complete the first phase of our renovation! The new library setup is phenomenal. The new shelving units are moveable and provide cozy nooks and corners for boys to read or work. The tables and seating are adaptable to different sizes of students, and allow the boys to collaborate with their peers more easily. The new carpet and paint complement the lighter coloured furniture too. Check it out:

This is the old office. On the right is the storage/student work area. On the left is Ms. Walker's messy desk!

This is the old office. On the right is the storage/student work area. On the left is Ms. Walker’s messy desk!

The old furniture. Note the heavy green tables and chairs, and the lovely teal accents everywhere.

The old furniture. Note the heavy green tables and chairs, and the lovely teal accents everywhere.

And here’s the makeover! Click on a picture to view a slideshow. Tell us what you think!

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Let’s Do Lunch

If you ever wonder what, exactly, happens during a typical lunchtime at this library, you’ll discover a wide range of activities.

There’s always something going on in both the office…

Ratty recess!

Ratty recess!

Scout is scouting out Bryce's trousers!

Scout is scouting out Bryce’s trousers!

Kenneth is watching a video about engineering

Kenneth is watching a video about engineering

And out in the library…

There's a little math homework goin' on

There’s a little math homework goin’ on

Arthur is making use of the media lab

Arthur is making use of the media lab

A couple of quiet games of Pokemon

A couple of quiet games of Pokemon

Carson loves comic books!

Carson loves comic books!

Jeevan and Carnell are planning their project on carnivorous plants.

Jeevan and Carnell are planning their project on carnivorous plants.

And Andy is working on his project on the Mary Celeste

And Andy is working on his project on the Mary Celeste

David and Frankie admitted that they have an Othello addition ...

David and Frankie admitted that they have an Othello addition …

The playgrounds might be busy, active, and loud, but the library is the place where the students can come to relax, learn, and play!

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