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Learning Commons

What is a Learning Commons?

learning commons, formerly known as the school library, is a shared learning space that is both physical and virtual. Like libraries, the learning commons supports a student-centered approach by providing quality resources and flexible space for instruction, social and collaborative learning, production and presentation.

Research shows that students who have access to quality school library services, whatever name it goes by, are more likely to exhibit advanced student achievement and literacy development. Immanuel Christian Elementary School is committed to providing this for our students.



Learning Commons / Library Notes

Student created Christmas decorations on the Learning Commons Christmas tree

“Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”            -Dr. Suess

Welcome to another exciting year in the Learning Commons!   

We are excited to have students return to our Learning Commons for in-person time! Once again, students are permitted to sign books out to enjoy at home. These books should be transported to and from school in the yellow bags provided. 

Maker space activities will align with seasonal and curricular themes.

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Nellie Konynenbelt/Learning Commons Facilitator