Posted: May 11, 2017
Thanks to the hard work of 20 talented students, “genre panels” representing 20 literary genres are now part of a permanent art gallery in Liberty Middle School’s Library.
Some artists were chosen through a schoolwide contest, while others took part in the project through Erin Marcell’s Advanced Art Class.
“I’ve been talking with students about the various roles libraries play, and that they’re more than just a place for books. Libraries can be galleries, archives, museums, maker spaces, and community gathering places, to mention a few. The idea is for them to see the library as a core part of their experience,” explains Emily Crawford, LMS teacher–librarian.
The panels were hung over spring break with the help of District Maintenance Technician Craig Allen and have been the source of great conversations about genre among students.