Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Monday, February 28, 2011

Those Stinkin' Kids! Part the second

This is the final installment in my series (sounds pretty impressive, right?) about how spoiled these kids are today. With their books and their reading nooks and their....LIBRARIES!

Check out the gorgeous library at school! (It had me at "We're getting a large shipment of new books, and need this whole area clear." Sigh.)

First off, let me say that this is an all new eco-friendly school. The classrooms have the most calming sky blue walls, with soft yellow and pale green painted through out the rest of the building. The offices are fantastic - the nurse's office is roomy and has separate rooms for the ill and/or faking, instead of mere curtains. The classrooms in the lower grades have restrooms inside them. All the classrooms are HUGE and all have big big windows, which add so much cheerful natural light!

I am really impressed, though, with their library. I fell in love with this library and asked the very hospitable librarian, Ms. Librarian (names changed to protect the innocent) if I could take some people-less photos. Ms. Librarian asked Ms. Principal, and they both kindly agreed! And so. Here we are.

In the front of the school. Such big windows!

Shelves waiting for the new shipment! See the sky light?

Computers, computers, computers! Crazy, right?


So...you think that's  impressive? Well, just wait til you see this part:


Am I right or am I right? Pretty spoiled!


Could you not just die?? I mean, seriously, these stinking kids and their fantastic library! I practically swooned the first time I saw it! SWOONED, I say! What a great reading area!! And the colors are so relaxing...just adds to the "right" atmosphere...you know what I am saying? Do you? It's restful. That's what I am saying. Restful. Relaxing. Reading. 

Now, the down side? Just one. There are no old antiquated books on the book cart. But that's okay. I'll take my kids to my fave Half Price Books, so they can see how it's done "old school".

So, do your kids have a great school library? What was yours like when you went to school?

20 comments:

  1. How funny--my little one just got a new school library, too! And it looks very similar. I will ask if I can take people-less photos, too. So, do they appreciate the luxury?

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  2. I don't think they do. That's the worst of it!

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  3. Oh, I so agree. And the colors --how beautiful! I love all the windows -- they help to stir the imaginations.

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  4. Yes, we also have a state-of-the-art library that my kids and I frequent in. And we love it!

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  5. +JMJ+

    I'm so green with envy that it's not funny. The skylight alone is so wonderful!

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  6. Color me jealous! That is absolutely gorgeous! Our public library has a nice window-y kids area with (of all the random things) a trolley where kids can sit and read, but it isn't nearly as lovely as that! Can I volunteer to test out those rocking chairs with a smattering of kids gathered around for storytime?

    Thanks for sharing such drool-worthy photos!

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  7. I know! I know! School libraries these days are cute, but this is brand new and so they really put so much thought into the environment.
    I would love to be here all day...even if I had to work!

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  8. Oh, that's such a pretty library! I've never seen libraries like these where I am. My dream is to have a mini-library like the bookshop in You've Got Mail, that Meg Ryan runs - it's so beautiful!!

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  9. @Risa...I know! I loved that one! It broke my heart when she had to close...who cares if she got the guy!

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  10. Oh, you're absolutely right there!!:D

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  11. Amazing! Kids really don't know how good they have it!

    New schools I've worked at had similar libraries but the old schools don't. You've seen photos of my Tuesday school-- that is typical. Just square with bookshelves-- nothing architecturally interesting. My other school did knock down a wall between two classes to make a bigger library-- it all new and modern now-- still all straight lines though.

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  12. Thanks so much for coming to visit me! Happily following another girl who always has her nose stuck in a book ... :)

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  13. This library is amazing! The large windows, colors, furniture, I mean everything! Mine growing up in Nigeria had loads of classic books, but was small and poky. I spent many hours in there still, lol.

    Came over from SITS girls.

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  14. @Lesa - my elementary school was dark and not in a cozy way!

    @Yenta Mary - Oooh, thanks for coming on over! Good to see another bookworm!

    @Myne - yes, well, at least you had classics. All I remember were "educational" non-fiction. Blah! Thanks for coming!

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  15. Oh, my heart aches for this beautiful library!

    I'm a new follower from the taking a stroll blog hop! Please check out my book review blog and follow back scathingweekly.blogspot.com Thanks!

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  16. Leslie: Was this in Lgv or Ok?

    I loved my elem library in Lgv. It had a well with carpeted steps on each side and the picture book shelves bordered the well facing in-- the librarian would sit in the well with the class and read a book. I was so disappointed to outgrow the well.

    I liked the middle school library and high school library too.

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  17. @Scather...and they will probably just take it for granted...

    @Lesa - it was in Lgv - Mozelle Johnston and I remember my librarian not being very interested in what was going on. It was my 4th grade teacher that really encouraged me to read.

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  18. I actually don't think we had a library in OK..is that possible? The school was very small and I think that each class/grade just had a collection they shared. The bookcases lined the hallways.

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  19. That is a gorgeous library. Definitely looks inviting.

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