26 Jan The Importance of A Well Designed Library Commons
The library is a place where students come to relax, focus, finish projects and research. It is a place that should look and feel welcoming. Well-designed libraries commons will make students feel at ease and will result in more productive study time. Many school libraries are becoming cold, unwelcoming places to be and students would rather work in the hallways or off campus at coffee shops where too much distraction can occur.
We need to bring the coffee shop atmosphere into schools by offering comfortable lounge pieces and spacious work stations within our school libraries. Students have their most resources for learning on school grounds so we need to ensure that spaces are provided that are comfortable and will encourage students to stay on task while at school