“We want the school to have a 21st century feel and give off an open and inviting vibe,” Mr Byam said. The plan is to give students chromebooks next year to use and study with for each of their classes. There will be sections in the library to plug in or to just relax in while they work on their class work. The library will be filled with all kinds of updated technology to help students feel accustomed to their surroundings.
The library will be a place where teachers can give their students a different environment to learn in, if need be. Everything will have a mobile effect to it, so the teachers can rearrange the tables and chairs to satisfy their needs.
Right now, teachers are cramped on space, not being able to move anywhere except into the hallway. Many teachers have to change up their curriculums in order to make them fit their surroundings. Teachers that would usually have students go to the library to get a book to freeread in their class now can only offer the books that they have in their rooms. This limits students choices, which can lead to them being forced to read something they don’t like.
Without a library, students have to sit in squarelike spaces, called pods, outside classrooms to use the computer. Which means that online students don’t have a place to quietly work.
The new library will be a great place for students and for teachers. “ I can’t wait for the new library and really hope they have my favorite manga!” said Sophomore, Rachel Lease. For now, everyone will just have to be patient.