I have been officially at work at the new school for a week and two days. The students have been at school a week. Though there are still lots of little things still needing to be done all over the building, the classrooms are very useable. The library not so much. The other day they finished the circulation desk. I didn't even know it was finished because there was no storage as you can see in the picture below.
The blue box that you see is a special box that lights up. There is one in the office, too. It doesn't serve a practical use. It is just there for looks.
After a day of panic, when I couldn't imagine how the new space is going to function as a library, I went to school today with a different attitude. I decided it was time to start emptying the boxes and get the library organized and ready for use. I had students help stock the shelves and set up the computers.
I am going home this weekend determined to return on Monday and get the library in an order that will allow me to open to students. Next Thursday is Open House, and I want the library to look like a real library when the parents visit the school instead of a home for 100's of boxes.