Makerspace now Open at CHS Library Media Center
Makerspaces, the innovation in which libraries have collaborative work spaces for students to make, learn, explore, and share has come to the Cortland High School library. Teacher librarian, Catherine Dymus, has been working to get the makerspace ready for several months.
Catherine said, “I wanted to offer our students a new experience in the library. By having a makerspace, the library becomes more accessible to students that do not traditionally enjoy reading. I wanted this space to be dedicated to hands on creativity that all students can benefit from. Whether that means students are working with robotics, puzzles, legos, or coloring, students are using their minds to develop and create, changing the library from a space where you can only receive information to a place of imagination and creation.”
Students at the Junior High School can sign up to come to the library during STOP time in their homeroom classes. “STOP is an acronym for study, try something new, or play. During this time, gym along with the auditorium and library is open for them to play basketball and other organized games. Students at the high school can come to the library during their study halls.
“The library makerspace is fun to have. It’s an area where you can let your imagination run wild in school when we always have to just focus on work. I like that I get to work on a project or puzzle.” Jacob Wood, a student at the high school said.
Students are encouraged to stop by the library to check out the new makerspace!