STUDENT STORIES

Students benefit from after hours library at CMS

Abby Brannen
Posted 3/20/17

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of columns written by students at Cleveland Middle School.

Clubs and other activities are important at schools, so that kids can make friends and …

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STUDENT STORIES

Students benefit from after hours library at CMS

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Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of columns written by students at Cleveland Middle School.

Clubs and other activities are important at schools, so that kids can make friends and explore their interests. While clubs are a bit easier to create in high school (where students sometimes have the ability to meet before school or during lunch) it's more difficult in middle school.

There aren't many times for students in clubs to meet. However, we do have the option to meet after school – and that's when our library clubs at Cleveland Middle School meet.

The concept of after-school library is that the library is open after hours, until 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and until 3:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday. This gives students the opportunity to schedule their club meetings after school at the library. If you want to find a club you might be interested in, then you can just ask Mrs. Dyrek about the clubs that are being offered.

Along with the variety of clubs that meet at the library, students who aren't involved in these clubs can still enjoy after-school library. They can hang out with friends or check out and read books from the wide selection available. Along with this, students who need a computer for homework, but don't have internet access at home, can use the desktops to complete their work. Or students can just play on the computers.

There are other things you can do with technology there too. If you ask Ms. Dyrek, she can put in a movie for you to watch. The library has a huge selection of movies, and you can check them out to watch at home too. Mrs. Dyrek has recently purchased a virtual reality headset for the library. All you have to do is download a free virtual reality app, put your phone in the headset, and you're good to go.

There's a lot to do at after-school library, and it's almost sure to provide everyone with something they'll enjoy.

Abby Brannen is an eighth-grader at Cleveland Middle School.

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