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New comfy seating in the library

During the “Library Vision Walk” feedback process, students requested more comfy seating (esp. solo) in the library. Thanks to support from the Governor’s School Foundation, I was able to place an order for comfy seating at the end of last school year – and it was delivered today!

The decision to make this enhancement happened pre-pandemic, but one advantage of the new furniture (the quad of four upholstered chairs and the adjustable stools for sitting at the computers) is that they are easy to clean & disinfect, something that will make the library an even healthier space when students return to campus.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the library later this school year so you can try this furniture for yourselves!

Welcome Back, Dragons!

Hope you’ve had a restful, fun summer and are ready to embark on a new year at MLWGS!  During our virtual first nine weeks, the library will be offering opportunities to gather online to earn community service hours, meet new people, and learn new things.

On Walker Wednesdays, you can meet after school (3:30 to 5pm) on Zoom to earn community service hours by making cards for residents of The Virginia Home or transcribing historical documents for the Library of Virginia and/or the Library of Congress. The first Walker Wednesday will be September 2nd. To sign up, go to

During Future Friends lunchtime chats, freshmen can meet on Zoom with a random group of students from the Class of 2024 to discuss a question spark shared at the beginning of our gathering. We will meet from 11:40am to 12:05pm beginning on the first Monday of school: Sep. 14. You can find the Zoom link in the Class of 2024 group in Schoology.

Watch this space – and Schoology – for more library events and activities.  Hope to see you soon on Zoom!