Modern. Beneficial. Fun. Engaging. Immersed learning. Student led. Teamwork. Leaders. Creators. Inviting. What do all these words have in common? They are all terms I’ve heard used to describe the atmosphere and activities in our recently revamped Library Learning Commons.

Along with the addition of sleek and colorful university-style furniture and an Interactive Smart Screen Projector, last summer’s renovation included a variety of cutting-edge equipment to empower our new, rad Makerspace.

New Picturesque Library Layout Paves the Way for Dynamic Patron Usage

During the 2016-17 school year, nearly 14,000 individual patrons and over 450 classes visited our Learning Commons, a year-end increase of 65...

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  • About the Author:

    Paul Smartschan, MSED, is a teacher librarian at Powhatan High School. He earned his bachelor’s in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech, his master’s in secondary education from Old Dominion University, and his master’s in school librarianship from Longwood University. His Library’s twitter feed can be followed @phslibt.