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Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students. While this research (and this book) are not specifically focused on school libraries, we are the ideal place in our schools … … Continue reading →

When I first started my makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School back in January of 2014, I was figuring everything out as I went along. The term was still brand new, I couldn’t find any maker sessions at conferences, and there... Read More ›

Best Libraries That Give Your Unforgettable Reading Experiences

40 Most Impressive Libraries Around The World 1. Admont Abbey Library, Austria

The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire

You're a REAL book lover if you think about the literature and the philosophical and scientific works housed here that were destroyed and it just pisses you off!!

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Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries | Many school librarians face questions and criticisms when starting makerspaces in their schools. My post on AASL Knowledge Quest addresses some of the most common ones and offers advice for advocacy.

The Library of Alexandria The most famous library in history (and possibly myth) is, of course, the Ancient Library of Alexandria. It was built sometime between 300 and 250 B.C., by either of Ptolemy I Soter or his son Ptolemy II. It was likely organized by a student of Aristotle, Demetrius of Phaleron.