UPCOMING OPEN MOD SCHEDULE

MONDAY

1/17/2022

NO SCHOOL

TUESDAY

1/18/2022:

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18

WEDNESDAY

1/19/2022:

1-2, 9-10, 13-14

THURSDAY

1/20/2022:

1-2, 3-4, 13-14

FRIDAY

1/21/2022:

SILENT READING TODAY!

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18

*Please remember to bring your Library Cards for attendance & you may ALWAYS check out books and use the printer.*

welcome, how can We help you?

Hi Everyone! I am Mrs.Wenning, and I am the full-time certified librarian at PHS. In 2005, I graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor of arts degree in Art Education minoring in Studio Art and Education. After that, I taught elementary art for one year in Canton City at Belden and Youtz Elementary Schools followed by two years teaching art at Edgewood Middle School in Wooster. For the next 7 years, I stayed at home raising my daughters. In 2016, I came to PHS as a part time librarian and loved every minute of it! In 2019 I graduated from Kent State University again with a masters degree in Library Information Science plus K-12 Library Media Licensure. I love being here to organize and provide you with high quality information and reading materials as well as meet all of your information needs!

Email: christine.wenning@perrylocal.org

Phone: (330) 477-3486, ext. 2500

Hi! My name is Mrs. Wright, and I am thrilled to be at the Perry High School Learning Commons as the part-time library clerk. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kent State University in 1995 and became certified as an Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate K - 12 with a Reading Endorsement from Malone University in 2013. I have worked in the corporate world in communications and technical documentation and as a substitute teacher in several Stark County schools. It is great to be working in the district our family calls home, and I look forward to creating a great library experience with the students and staff!

Email: anita.wright@perrylocal.org

Phone: (330) 477-3486, ext. 2501

Our Philosophy

The Library Learning Commons is a place where students and teachers can read, explore, create, and connect. By providing high quality print and digital resources for academic and recreational use, we hope to give students the tools to become responsible and ethical users and creators of information.

Why a Library Learning Commons?

A learning commons expands the idea of a library to include not only print and digital resources but to also include a space where students can come to collaborate, create and explore. The learning commons is a student-centered (versus resource-centered), flexible space where students have tools to create, space to collaborate, research options and expert information. Instead of being archives of information, many libraries are transitioning into library learning commons.

TRANSITION to a LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS (LLC)

FLEXIBILITY: We have rearranged the shelves in the library to create a more open and inviting space which better highlights the resources we have. The flexible space and furniture can be arranged as needed to create an optimal environment for collaboration among students and teachers. The open space can also be used for a variety of purposes and can serve as an extension of the classroom.

COLLABORATION: We are trying to create a collaborative environment between teachers, librarians and students by encouraging use of the library for collaborative projects, meetings, activities and events. We want to provide flexible scheduling and keep the library open as much as possible for student and teacher use.

SOCIABILITY: Social space is a critical ingredient to the success of a learning commons. To fully engage students, we want to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming and inviting for both students and teachers.

SERVICE: The role of librarian has never been more important than it is today with the ever growing information that students can access. As certified librarians, we want to support staff and collaborate with staff and provide students with support, instruction and direction. We also have created a website to provide access to the library resources 24/7. A Library Learning Commons link can be found in the quick links on the PHS homepage. http://perrylocal.org/phs/

Our library has transitioned into a Library Learning Commons to meet the ever growing needs of staff and students. We welcome your feedback and suggestions and most of all look forward to collaborating with you to make our Library Learning Commons a welcoming, inviting place where students and staff come to read, explore, connect and create.