Sunday, November 4, 2012
Myth #8 - Libraries are Quiet Places
collaborative work spaces,
Which is a beautiful thing.
But teenagers often come with one volume: On
What about those students who want a QUIET place to read or study,
away from the collaborators, away from the shushing?
At my new library we solved the dilemma by creating a silent zone.
The former locker-room turned yearbook-room turned storage-room turned
mini-computer-lab has been repurposed again...
The Literature Lounge, named by students through a contest,
is a cozy place, just off the main library floor, to absorb a good book.
Teachers have been seen in here, laptops on laps, hard at work.
We have even had one parent, while waiting for her child, doze off.
It works like a charm. No shushing needed.
How do you approach noise in your library?
Have you repurposed a space this year?
Please share your ideas and/or links to photos.