Webster Central School District – Library Renovations at Multiple Schools
Transforming Libraries Into Media Centers
As part of its 2018 Capital Improvement Program, Webster Central School District worked closely with LaBella to renovate libraries at seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools within the District. All libraries were to have similar programs but with custom designs to allow each library to have its own identity.
Specifically, the District sought to provide each elementary school library with a classroom area/make space, stack space, a reading nook area, and a circulation desk. The two high school libraries required connection to the center, a café, classroom and stack space, a circulation desk, and a variety of collaboration and individual seating options.
With the above parameters, LaBella met with principals, librarians, and students from each school to identify what each wanted out of their library and to develop a theme for each library. The designs reflect the focus group boards established, with adjectives such as bright, natural, open, or cozy.
*The District’s 2018 Capital Improvement Program also included the installation of new multi-purpose synthetic turf fields at Schroeder High School and Webster Thomas High School.