New modern learning space for students

Kyrstye Henry, Natalie Cotter, Sarah Debritt-Frost and Maya Squires reading on the super soft new rugs.
Kyrstye Henry, Natalie Cotter, Sarah Debritt-Frost and Maya Squires reading on the super soft new rugs.

The Henry Lawson High School librarian Margaret Lynch is thrilled with the new school library makeover that has created a modern, new learning space for the students.

The new furniture adds a pop of colour to the library.

The new furniture adds a pop of colour to the library.

Preparing for the makeover was a long and thoughtful process, beginning with a major cull of resources that were no longer relevant to learning and recreational needs.

These resources were happily re-housed, with relatively few having to be taken off for recycling.

This was followed by a great deal of consultation with staff and students, as well as observation of how the library/learning centre spaces are used.

Other school library transformations were viewed, and there was a good deal of consideration of the types of furniture available.

“Our library spaces are used for learning, recreation, reading and events. The new furniture choices reflect those needs, they are functional and comfortable, as well as aesthetically pleasing.” said Mrs Lynch.

There is still a way to go, but the makeover is certainly well under way and the students are pleased with what they’ve seen so far, the most common comment among students and visitors entering the revamped new library is ‘wow’.

The new makeover has been made possible through school funding resources.

Our library spaces are used for learning, recreation, reading and events. The new furniture choices reflect those needs.

Margaret Lynch - THLHS Librarian
Nikki Chalker, Angus Troth and Oliver Taylor taking in a good book on the new sofa.

Nikki Chalker, Angus Troth and Oliver Taylor taking in a good book on the new sofa.