The goal of the Livingstone Learning Commons is to enable all students to be engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. The concept of a Learning Commons is a shift in thinking from a Library as a physical space that is a repository of books to an inclusive, flexible, learner-centered, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination, and play to expand and deepen learning. Our Learning Commons is an agile and responsive learning and teaching environment available to individuals and groups to use for multiple, often simultaneous purposes. It supports literacy, numeracy, competency, development, and student learning out omes through access to and instruction in the effective use of print and digital resources. The Learning Commons approach functions best when learning experiences in the school community are coordinated to support student learning outcomes through collaborative planning, teaching, and assessing.
Students from Grades K - 2 may sign out 1 book at a time, while students from Grades 3 - 12 may sign out a maximum of 2 books at a time. All Junior/Senior High textbooks are signed out throught the Learning Commons. All technology, which includes digital movie and still cameras, laptops, and graphing calculators, may be loaned to students and staff for in-school use through the office.