As I mentioned in my first post related to our library redesign, When Form Matches Function: Redesigning Our Learning Spaces, I promised to provide updates as we go through the process of redesigning our high school library.
During the last week of school, we had to begin moving many of the books from our back stacks to adjacent classrooms (thanks to our librarian Mrs. Josef for moving the books, and to our English and German Teachers- Ms. Oddo & Mr. Jones-for being flexible & letting us use their classroom space for storage!)
We also had our MS Reading Specialist Kim Uhrig, and our Instructional Technology Specialists Julie Devine, Mike Simone, & Janine Conley in to begin to paint and upgrade the tables and furniture that was salvageable.
THE BOOK MOVES & FURNITURE UPGRADES
At the same time, we enlisted the help of our @GarnetValleyFB team to break up and remove the furniture and shelving that were falling apart and that will be replaced.
A short video of the work:
REMOVING & DONATING THE STACKS
Our facilities department has been repairing and painting the walls and other areas that need it, and, once the shelving from the back stacks that were donated were picked up, they removed many of the pillars to open up our study area.
Still a few more odds and end to do before the new carpet goes in over the next week or two!
Stay Tuned for Further Progress!!