A 21st Century Library Has More Than Books

By on May 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm |

At Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, the i.am Angel Foundation helped a librarian bring her space into the modern age.

A mobile cart on wheels equipped with circuits and high-tech games and crafts enables students to experiment and learn with their hands and minds.  Roosevelt’s “Mobile MakerSpace” is based in the library of the school, and can be accessed by students on-demand to create projects that students care about.

Ms. Ellis, librarian at Roosevelt, says that her library’s Mobile MakerSpace shows students that learning can and should continue outside of the classroom.  In her library, students are free to learn by playing and experimenting with tech tools.

When students have the agency to design and create projects that they’re passionate about, they gain the ability to engineer a brighter future for themselves and their communities.