FAHS to Remodel Library for 2019-2020 School Year

Posted on April 15, 2019 by

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The Fleetwood Area High School is renovating its library into a library media center. The renovation will take place in the summer of 2019 and will be ready for the 2019-2020 school year.

The school district has been planning the renovation for a while now, and it is very well-funded. The new library will not be affecting the rest of the school budget-wise because money has been set aside for several years. The communications department worked really hard to make this new library possible and affordable.

“There will be new carpeting, more space, and updated technology,” librarian/media coordinator Mr. Kirby Barnett said.

Barnett hopes that the library will still be welcoming but more useful than it is now. The new technology will not only allow students to perform traditional research but allow them to make podcasts and videos as well. Instructional Coach Mrs. Candace Hall’s old room is being turned into a new “recording room.” Along with the new technology,  3-D printers will be made available.

In addition to more space, the bookshelves will be pushed back against the wall and foldable whiteboard dividers will be added. The dividers will allow more than one classroom to be in the library at a time and allow teachers and students to write on them for educational purposes.

There will be new comfortable seating for a reading nook.  The chairs are being reupholstered to give them a much needed facelift.  The current tables are remaining as they are, but a new area with high top tables and seating is planned.

Once the new media center is completed, there will be TVs around the school that will project the morning announcements as a bulletin. The TVs will be put in so that students are informed of the school’s news throughout the day. There are hopes that live morning announcements will be made available, but this is not definite. This is more of a long-term goal that is being taken into consideration.

“I am pumped for the upcoming library. I want the library to meet everyone’s needs and make people feel like they are ‘at home’. The main goal is to have it feel welcoming and comfortable for all who visit,” Barnett said.

This new library is expected to meet everyone’s needs. It is encouraged that students visit and use the library to its full potential for the years to come. Students of the 2019-2020 school year, get ready to sit back, relax, and make the most out of your new library.

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