The Library Regenerates

Danielle Rodriguez

Julia Ruiz, Staff Writer and Angelica Co, Staff Writer

After two years of remodeling, the students and staff attended the long-awaited grand opening of the new library held on Sept. 17.  The library now offers private study rooms and a larger space for the students to use.  Forty new computers were installed as well as a projector. Students are also able to use the printers for ten cents a copy.

The library’s new features make it more convenient for students to complete their school works.

“Now that the library is open, I am able to print my homework and projects when my printer happens to be out of ink,” junior Jackie Lee-Castro said.

Although the library has new features, Ms. Flores, the new librarian, still plans to make more improvements in order to attract more students.

“I would like to make the library a lot cozier and modern so students can hang out. I would love to bring in couches and make the setting more attractive. I also want to add a larger collection of books and databases,” Ms. Flores said about her upcoming plans.

The library’s more appealing look has attracted numbers of students.  Many were gathered around the free bookshelf and snacks. Volunteers have also enjoyed working in the library.

“Things are a lot easier to find, it looks nicer, and it’s fun working here especially now that many people are coming in,” senior Michelle Steel said.

The grand opening of the library offered food, such as chips and drinks, and free books from the old collection to the student body that attended.  Teachers, administrators, and students visited the new library.  Ms. Flores was introduced as the new librarian and as a new addition to the school staff.  The library is now open to all students Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.