The Anderson Learning Commons offers a space for students to access information in various forms and collaborate or work independently to create knowledge. The Commons combines the traditional library with state of the art technology for creating recordings, videos, presentations and written works. There is ample room for students to collaborate on projects or find a comfortable place to read for leisure.
Within the Learning Commons, students can gain support from adult experts who will help students gain skills needed for success in college and use the resources available to support their learning. Services and resources available include an audio-visual production studio, meeting rooms, printers, numerous work spaces, and access to a wealth of scholarly information.
Our students live in a world where video has become an integral part of communication in virtually every area of the society in which we live. Students are many times assigned or have the option to create videos. The Digital Studio allows students to develop the ability to create and share knowledge in an increasingly relevant form with the help from the Audio Visual Coordinator.
The librarian and English Department recognize that boys are less likely to read for pleasure beginning in adolescence. As such PAGERS offers an optional reading program ever quarter that is available for all grades through the library and English Department. Another option is the recommended reading list that comes out every month with suggestions from babies to adults.
With a focus on college preparation, learning how to approach a research project is important for college success. The librarian teaches an informational literacy elective and is available for one-on-one student instruction. More than adequate resources are offered through access to middle school, high school and college level databases, interlibrary loan from public and university libraries, and the library's own print and digital collection.
Media specialist, Melissa Judy, has put together a recommended reading list for the month of August. This month we highlight neighborhoods in honor of National Night Out on August 3rd, and spotlight a few famous lefties to celebrate Left Handers Day on August 13th.. View her suggestions for all ages below!
Media specialist, Melissa Judy, has put together a recommended reading list for the month of June. This month we highlight the summer Olympics starting on the July 23 and national cowboy day on the July 24. View her suggestions for all ages below!
Media specialist, Melissa Judy, has put together a recommended reading list for the month of June. This month we highlight WWII books in honor of D-Day on June 6th and outdoor books for National Camping Month. View her suggestions for all ages below!
Media specialist, Melissa Judy, has put together a recommended reading list for the month of April. This month we highlight Earth Day on the 22nd and Stress Awareness Month. View her suggestions for all ages below!