OUR Middle School, a fictitious school, is a dynamic institution with students in grades 6-8. There are 600 students from diverse backgrounds. There is an up-to-date print collection of 16,000 titles and a wealth of resources in the digital collection; students can access the latter on one of 5 fixed computers at the digital research station or on their own Chromebooks or iPads, as the school has 1:1 technology and the library has collaborative tables with ample space and plugs for students to bring, use, and charge their own devices. The library also has a wall-attached SmartBoard and projector that can be used for whole-class instruction, faculty or parent meetings, special events and author visits, or by students in their own work if supervised. There is a scanner and printer in the library, as well as access to technology that can be checked out as needed, including computers, digital cameras, microphones, DVD players, overhead projectors, and movable SmartBoards.
There is a book nook section for comfortable reading and for small-group read-aloud experiences which is also sometimes used for tutoring and mentoring of young visitors by the students. The tables are movable for different configurations depending on use, and the space is often scheduled for community collaborative events, Skype experiences for students, school clubs, grade- or class-level groups, and individual students.
The systems and resources utilized by staff, volunteers, and students include SirsiDynix, INFOhio, CAT, World Book Online, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
The library hours are 7:40am-3:25pm on school days.