The New and Improved Library

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The New and Improved Library

Nicolette Barbera, Website Manager

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Long were the days libraries were filled with just books. Since May 2016, students at Warwick Valley High School have been waiting for our newly renovated library. The day has come where our old book hub has transformed into a twenty-first century media center.

While walking into our bolstered up library, you get hit with the pungent smell of food and coffee. There is a cafeteria that serves lunch at the station in the senior hallway that was removed. To your left, there are couches, cafe-like tables, and vending machines with a variety of snacks to munch on. Beyond that point, food is not permitted but your mind is eased with the amount of changes made to the area. As you go through the double doors to the port of technology, brand new tiles are surrounded by high counters and stools in the charging station accompanied by stationary supplies for everyone’s use. To your right is computer territory with about a dozen Dell computers as far as the eyes can see. To your left are cubicles with Smart Boards & conference tables used for collaboration of teachers and students. As you continue walking, there are screens that you can plug your Chromebook to maximize collaboration with fellow students and staff, bordered by soft couches and chairs. A little more forward is a book room stocked with more than 10,000 books waiting to be jammed full with shelving units for our plethora of fiction books.

Since the opening of the new and improved library, students and teachers have been in and out of touring the new features. Senior Lily Schwartz said “It has surpassed my expectations.

It is easier for collaborations and has a more college feel. The couches are very comfy and easy to take a nap on and it has way more technological opportunities but there’s still a space for some books. I am upset I only get to use it for four months.” Senior Vivian Hall commented “The seats are mad comfy so shoutout to Mrs.Turner.” Not only are students going to the library during lunch but they are allowed to go during study halls as well. The new system is that each study hall teacher gets four or five passes per study hall to distribute to students. Senior Jen Mindes stated “I wish that they gave more passes to study hall teachers to allow more students in. They made this brand new library but I feel that they aren’t letting many people in. Also, the squishy couches are great.”

Librarian Ms. Turner stated “It’s very exciting with the addition of smart TV’s for collaborative learning which is helpful for students. Between the soft seating and conference rooms, a lot of people seem to enjoy it. Alongside the state of the art screens and seating there is a designated area for our surplus of books. We are also waiting for shelving units for our fiction collection which should be coming in March also, with the new addition of the cafe, it has worked out well. Just remember, NO EATING PAST THE CAFE.”

Junior Javan Pittsenbarger pointed out “With the television in the cafe area, there should be more of a variety of channels to watch like ESPN.” Juniors Sam Ferrari and Sarah Bailey both agree that “it has a modern setting and is relaxing. Also, it attracts more students with the separation of rooms

to give more quiet time.” Senior Lucas Wightman stated ” The new renovations give it more of relaxing college feel.”

With the new technology, it sure does resemble some college campus libraries. Junior Dan Jeleniewicz pointed out ” The new lighting is easy on the eyes. Along with that, the natural lighting in the middle makes you feel like you’re not actually in a prison for 8 hours. Finally, there is easy mobility with these chairs having wheels on the bottom.” Finally, junior Bella Jardine commented “It’s comfortable with the new couches and it makes it easier to do homework.”

As the seniors graduate in three months, they will get few opportunities to go and take advantage of the conveniences handed to them in the library. For the next couple of years to come, there we be a revolving door filled with students and staff entering and leaving our new and improved media center. Feel free to go and enjoy the new adjustments while you can. “It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”- David Allan Coe

 

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