In April 2017, we visited Beechwood Elementary (Lester B. Pearson School Board) and met with Principal Nicholas Hayter and Library Technician Deborah Harrington. In this second video, Deborah shares with us what has happened so far in the school’s library transformation from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons.

Visiting the school part way through the changes, we can see how things are evolving and learn about what is yet to come. From working with the board level library consultant (Raphaella Dixon) on weeding and planning out how to shift the collection, to deciding upon the best type of furniture, and incorporating new technology and ways of helping the students and teaching staff, things are really moving at Beechwood. One important thing not being changed; family involvement in making libraries special for kids.