The district is looking to make changes to the Bridgewater-Raritan High School media center in an effort to make it more of a learning hub for the students.
According to Superintendent of Schools Michael Schilder, there is a brand new website for the library, highlighting what it is about and what they are working on.
“We are working with a consultant free of charge to get ideas for how to reconfigure the library to make it more friendly and get more students in there,” he said.
Currently, the library has 29 desktop computers and 26 laptop computers. There is also an LCD projector and screen.
The writing center is open to students during lunch and study hall, and is located at the back of the library. It is also open for individual appointments.
The full library opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 3:05 p.m. during the week, and students must have a pass to go to the library during lunch hours.
At this point, Schilder said, there are no costs to be aware of concerning the library and this project, although if they are looking to buy more furniture or materials in the future, the district will go before the facilities committee to discuss it.
“We are gathering ideas for making the library a learning hub,” he said.
So, Bridgewater, what do you think should change in the high school’s library? What should be added to improve it?