Friday, September 6, 2019

Week 1 Library

We are in the process of restructuring our library. We moved our book nook from the 3rd floor to the basement. One of our student’s dad in less than a month’s time during the summer of 2019 transformed our library shelves into spectacular houses with rooftops. We emulated an idea that we viewed at a local Kindergarten that we visited. This construction created an artistic effect with functional storage places and shelving. 
During this transition, we have been thinking about the functions of libraries and our philosophy regarding our bibliotheca. We believe that a library shouldn’t be an island (by being isolated) but should contribute to a much larger community umbrella. We want to see the library aggressively educate our children and be a fountain of good influence. Our library will serve an educational role through our programming with computers and books. Libraries should be like a social services agency and provide information and resources to make life more interesting and valuable to communities. We must serve as a community center because we are democratic with a lowercase “d.” We should kind of be like a religious center for people to step away from the real world by reflecting and meditating. We should have a library that is a community catalyst and sparks positive change. I think that connecting and serving are imperative and add more value to our facility. So, I hope that our library will operate in the field of usefulness second to none as a media center, reference center, information center and community center. We are open-minded to your ideas on how to help improve our facility too. 

Our library is definitely a relaxing place!

A big "thank you" can be extended to all the people who have made book donations. This book is in Spanish.

 We are a growing library with over 10,000 books in our collection.

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