What do the High Point Academy students say?
On March 8th Katie Nestberg welcomed the first elementary class into the updated library space to explore. The whispers of wonderment began as the second grade students entered the space. “Whoa.” “Wow.” Cool.” “I thought you said it was only a little different, Mrs Nestberg?” Katie gave the students 10 minutes to explore.
The students wove in and out, exploring of the new bookcases before Katie gathered them all in the new story area. “Raise your hand if you found something new today,” Katie asked. The entire class raised up their hands. “Tell me something new you found,” Katie said and began selecting students to share. “Dogman!”” Descendants!” “Dork Diaries!” “Creepy Carrots!” the students answered. Mrs. Nestberg, surprised, whispered back to the students, “Those are same books we already had! Look at all of the books you found for the first time today!”
"I was surprised by how much the subtle tilt of the Opening the Book shelves created greater visibility of the book spines for the students"
“Thank you so much for your quick work regarding the 3D drawings. They were very helpful when I was making my initial presentation to my superintendent. When I looked at the plans, I felt very heard and understood because of the counter height areas, the story area, common learning areas and overall flow of the room. I love how you use the support columns as an advantage, not a distraction or dividing point. There are so many smart details included in the drawing. I am enthusiastic about the overall plan.” ~ Librarian, Katie Nestberg