by Caroline Bottchen, PCHS ’17
PCHS Librarian, Summer Rhodes, has transformed the library from a place where students can read, watch Netflix, and work on their college classes to a more interactive space.
The new and improved library is still undergoing many changes, but some of the newest features include stress coloring, fuse bead art, sphereo balls, and legos. They also have Ozobots, Lincoln Logs, and chess, checkers, and so many more things to come.
Mrs. Rhodes said, “It’s a part of a new movement called the MakerSpace. It helps facilitate constructive knowledge through the manipulation and creation of material objects.”
The new space provides resources and tools for students to use that normally would be too expensive. Numerous students have said that is helps with the “de-stressing with upcoming finals.”
Junior Casey Johnson says, “It’s all pretty cool, and I got to help advertise the resources.”
It’s clear that the new space has drawn the high-schoolers into the library. The real truth is that most high-schoolers can’t find the time to read or don’t want to because the selection is out-dated. The new and improved library is a more inviting environment, with new ways to learn.