EXTREME LIBRARY MAKEOVER

The school has big plans for the media center.

October 24, 2018

The Suncoast High School media center closed in late May 2018, due to a renovation project funded by the school district, which began in July 2018.

The new media center will have a tech-savvy environment; individual conference rooms, with televisions to be used as projectors from your electronic devices. In addition, there will be mobile seating in the entrance with charging outlets for students to sit and use their phones while they charge. Chromebooks will be available for students to rent out and return when coming to the media center.

Media specialist, Amy Armbruster, wants to make the media center a comfortable learning space, so to pep up Chargers, there will be an indoor café open to students to enjoy coffee and treats while doing their work. There will also be a workspace specifically for students to do projects.

Armbruster hoped to make the new media center more personalized and intimate for the students by putting murals and paintings on the wall, along with a writing wall above the mobile seating area at the entrance. “You take markers and you literally just write on it,” Armbruster said. ”It’s magnetic so you can attach fliers to it, but I see it kind of as a fun place for students to express themselves.”

The media center will be closed for the rest of the first semester. However, a temporary media center will be opened for all printing, studying and book checkouts in room 3-114 and room 3-106.

The media center is open from 3 pm to 5:30 pm after school. The renovated media center is expected to be open in January 2019.

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