District to Cut Ribbon on 'New' OBHS Library
Community invited to attend the celebration, Oct. 17
Oyster Bay High School students enjoy working at the upgraded computer station in the school library.
The new couches are a favorite for studying (above) and for relaxing with friends (below).
Counter height seating is a welcome addition.
Movable furniture provides a variety of configurations for different needs.
The “big scissors” are coming out, Oct. 17, when the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District and community come together for a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the newly renovated library at Oyster Bay High School.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m., inside the high school library, as part of a Board of Education meeting, and will feature a special presentation to thank Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie, who assisted the district in securing a generous grant to fund the project.
The celebration will continue with a brief preview of Oyster Bay High School’s fall drama, Romeo and Juliet, which takes the stage on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in Vernon Elementary School, and a performance by an Oyster Bay High School brass quintet. In addition, the district will mark Board of Education Recognition Week by honoring the seven members of its Board of Education who volunteer their talents and service for the betterment of all students. All community members are invited to be part of this pivotal moment in Oyster Bay High School history and learn about the amenities that students will be using to prepare themselves for their futures. Light refreshments will be served.
Collaboratively developed with Dr. Lisa Mulhall, assistant superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, taking the lead, the library renovation captures the feel of a college library, offering comfortable couches in quiet corners for studying or working in small groups, movable chairs and tables that accommodate large or small groups, counter height chairs and tables for a more relaxed study area, two dozen state-of-the art computers and an “Innovation Center” where students can focus on digital design using more specialized technology, such as 3D printers. The gold and purple color scheme celebrates Oyster Bay’s tradition, but in a modern, streamlined fashion. New carpeting anchors the space.
“The goal of this renovation was to provide our students with a comfortable yet functional area that seamlessly accommodates the various ways students learn today; the way they research, collaborate, communicate and problem solve are just some of the skills they will develop here to be successful in college and the workplace,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld. “The feedback from our students and staff has been extremely positive and we look forward to sharing this space with the community on Oct. 17 as we thank Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie for enabling this project to become a reality.”