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!
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!
This is the student workspace in the Library office.
Our lovely new picture book shelving – custom made for the window nook.
The “Cozy Little Corner” where students love to hang out and read.
Wobble stools and puzzle tables for small group work.
Note the new dark brown trim on the windows! Hallelujah.
The Library Centre is now much bigger and has a set of wobble stools.
We integrated our Dell touchscreens into the new design with two smaller media stations.
The curved shelving is on casters so it can be easily moved and rearranged.
The new non-fiction shelving. Remember that MONSTROUS unit that blocked the whole library? Gone!
The circulation desk is now at the other end of the library, right outside the office.
Storage bins for student projects in the office.
The student work and storage area at the back of the office
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…
Scout is scouting out Bryce’s trousers!
Kenneth is watching a video about engineering
And out in the library…
There’s a little math homework goin’ on
Arthur is making use of the media lab
A couple of quiet games of Pokemon
Carson loves comic books!
Jeevan and Carnell are planning their project on carnivorous plants.
And Andy is working on his project on the Mary Celeste
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!