Open Access

Thomas Edison High School Library

Jamaica, Queens

Bar-height seating counters and flexible learning spaces beyond.
Credit: Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Quiet reading niches, study alcoves, a flexible classroom, bar-height interaction counters, comfortable lounge seating, and state-of-the-art technology are all part of this new educational space conceived to enhance the school experience for Thomas Edison High School students.

The new high school library, designed by Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani and completed this year, has become the center of the school, offering multiple flexible learning environments and dedicated study areas. The goal is to provide the students with a community space for research projects, conferences, learning and exchange.

Masks are strongly encouraged.

Tours are limited to 20 people and are first-come, first-served. Guides will be available to explain the design and purpose of the Library.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, a series examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.

Radical Knowledge is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library.