Students at John F. Kennedy Middle School were excited to enter the school’s new library on Sept. 23. The day marked the grand opening for the new and improved library which was renovated during the summer months to fit the 21st century learner.
Library media specialist Michelle Phillips and teachers assistant Georgia Paraskakis decorated the space and warmly welcomed students into the library during their lunch periods to explore. Students were able to play games, make their own bookmarks, try out the new makerspace additions and sign a grand opening board to mark the special occasion.
The new library features different flexible seating options, new tables and flooring, ample storage, bookcases filled with books of different genres and a full makerspace which was previously the school’s computer lab. The makerspace is an area dedicated to arts and crafts, STEM activities, board games and more. The circulation desk was also relocated to face the library’s entrance.
“The newly renovated library at JFK is warm, inviting and beautiful,” said JFK Middle School principal Kevin Fullerton. “I love seeing the smiling faces and excitement of our students visiting the library. It is such a wonderful place to not only read and learn but to explore, create and have fun in a fantastic environment.”
Date Added: 9/30/2022