The library is no longer a quiet place full of books and computers. At Seneca Valley's Haine Middle School, the library has been transformed into a vibrant and colorful learning environment called the Creativity, Innovation & Research Center.
The school district held a ribbon cutting and celebration Monday night to show off the new space and invited students in to demonstrate what they've learned.
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The district worked with Inventionland, a Pittsburgh-based company, to encourage project-based learning and creative thinking. The books and computers are still there and still used, but they've been moved to another space in the school.
Inventionland Institute designed the space and brought in the supplies and materials, but much of the work was done in-house by Seneca Valley over the summer.
“We're really triggering kids' curiosity, giving them the opportunity to break down the barriers that have sometimes been in the way of what kids really want to do and get excited about learning,” Sean McCarty, assistant superintendent of elementary education, said.
A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.