Reading and learning in an intergenerational space
The Tisch Family Library is a beautiful two-story facility that offers space for students to do research, work collaboratively in small groups, study quietly themselves, or read for enjoyment. The library is home to 15 desktop computers, 2 printers, and a copy machine that are available to students for use before, during, and after school.
The online card catalog is available from anywhere via the internet to search for and reserve copies of the numerous fiction and non-fiction book titles, magazines, and newspapers on hand. We are connected to other PA libraries, so students have the option to request books we do not currently own. Students also have access to the several online research tools including FactCite, Culturegrams, Power Library, and Gale e-resources. We also have a subscription with the platform MackinVIA to access e-books and audio books.
A Makerspace has been created and is updated regularly with new and seasonal materials for
students to express their creativity and explore STEAM. In addition to study tools and resources, the
library also provides activities like games and puzzles for students to de-stress and have fun, while still using problem solving and other critical thinking skills.
The library's fiction collection has been “genrefied” to encourage reading for fun. The non-fiction collection has been refreshed to include new and updated science, history, and biography titles, as well as some special highlighted collections.