Sioux Center Middle and High School, IA

Staff described the former library at Sioux Center Middle and High School as a dull, monotone time warp. Demco helped the school realize its vision for a multifunctional learning center that is a vibrant, 21st century space that allows students to read, study and collaborate.

In the new learning center, tables and a variety of seating options accommodate students’ different learning and working styles. School media specialist, Gretchen Bruhn, says more students use the space now than ever — you could even call it a popular hangout.

The library’s transformation into this 21st century learning environment required the removal of two walls which opened up the space and provided clean sight lines throughout the room. A new ceiling was installed with updated lighting as well as a separate area, adjacent to the library, created as a STEM. classroom. Demco provided furnishings, including a variety of soft seating and table options, wall-mounted glass markerboards, and Demco Steel Shelving with Demco’s TotaLibra end panels and canopy tops. The end result is a gorgeous new space for learning, offering students a brighter, more welcoming place to come study and hang out with friends.

Location: Sioux Center, IA
Library Design: Demco
Client: Sioux Center Middle and High School
Enrollment: 602 students
Completion Date: Fall 2014