Park City Elementary School

Park City, Kentucky

The Park City Elementary School media center is situated at the school’s entry and sets the tone for the remainder of the addition. Administrators and faculty wanted a modern, yet warm and inviting center that would excite students, and encourage reading and computer usage. Using simple, oversized geometric shapes in unexpected places and in vibrant colors accomplished ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$113.69FEATURED IN2004 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers request at minimal cost.

Pillars of books mark the entrance to a reading nook, which was created for group readings or storytelling. Students also can just lounge on the nook’s floor or steps to read. The titles displayed on the pillars are favorite books chosen by the students.

Students can use the media center’s bank of computers for research, to do homework, or to play learning games individually or with each other. The media center is a flexible space that can be used as reference, reading and instructional space. The staff work areas are constructed with glass walls, allowing for constant viewing of the media center.