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A new chapter begins at Paly library

Original post made on Feb 7, 2019

There was visible awe and excitement on the faces of Palo Alto High School students as they flooded into their brand-new library for the first time on Wednesday.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9:28 AM

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Posted by Librarian
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Thanks for the book recommendation Tess, will have to check out A Blade so Black! Hope you all enjoy and appreciate this wonderful new library.


Posted by Stuart Berman
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 7, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Stuart Berman is a registered user.

The library looks great. What an upgrade from the old library. I hope that the students enjoy and appreciate it.


Posted by 4good
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 7, 2019 at 12:31 pm

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Wow - looks amazing! Why is the Paly campus so much nicer than Gunn? We are suppose to be a "unified" school district.


Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm

"Lights in rooms automatically turn off if they're not in use ..."

Need to jump up and flap your arms periodically? In my workplace offices we simply cranked the sensitivity full-high so the lights are now on 24/7. I hope better solutions have evolved.


Posted by Jim
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 7, 2019 at 7:06 pm

Most of the photos show students on their phones and laptops, very few looking at books. Maybe there’re downloading the books to their laptops? Lol!


Posted by Format
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

The format of information isn’t really the point. What is vital for an informed, educated society of thinkers and voters is using wonderful resources, in whatever format is most beneficial, like these ones. Lifelong benefits for these students and for our society.


Posted by Alum
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 7, 2019 at 9:17 pm

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Glad to see it done, library upgrades were long overdue but they look great. Thanks to everyone involved in making it happen. Enjoy the new library Paly!


Posted by Julie armitano
a resident of University South
on Feb 8, 2019 at 9:00 am

Very nice library


Posted by James
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

Students, teachers and parents should read Michelle Obama's "Becoming." While Palo Alto is not Chicago when Michelle was growing up in South Side of Chicago, we all can use her lessons such as "If you’d had a head start at home, you were rewarded for it at school, deemed “bright” or “gifted,” which in turn only compounded your confidence. The advantages aggregated quickly..."


Posted by Experienced
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm

@4good: Our bell schedules are not even the same. Gunn and Paly are two different schools with many differences. "Unified" refers to it being connected to the elementary and middle schools. If they weren't unified (Los Altos is not unified) then the high schools could have a separate academic calendar than the K-8. We could bring back Ski Week!

I heard that the next construction project is the snack bar area.

Please get rid of the portables in the middle of campus! That is long overdue.


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