New Tech for FHN Library

By Jake Chiarelli

iPads, e-readers and a Genius bar are all part of the FHN library’s renovation this year.

“We have updated entirely,” librarian Tara Willen said. “We’ve painted, changed our signs, and we are making the library more modern and teen-friendly.”

Recently unveiled was the Genius bar, a countertop where students can charge their tablets and devices to use them for research and projects. The 2012 All-Knighter Committee donated the money for the countertops, outlets and barstools.

“Our next big renovation, besides the Genius bar is definitely getting the iPads,” Head Librarian Angie Gunnell said. “We have the funds. Now it’s just a matter of ordering them. It’ll definitely be this semester.”

The iPads will be purchased with funds from the Class of 2012 and will be available for use by students and staff. The e-readers may replace class sets of books.

“I like the idea of having iPads,” sophomore Hayden Jensen said. “It’s kind of bringing the modern technological era into the school and the library.”