The library begins a $5 million renovation that’s been three years in the making. It’s expected to “integrate the use of technology into curriculum and vice versa,” according to the school’s tech specialist Sarah Beebe, and offer maximum flexibility and adaptability for future technological advances. This is not an old-school library, and rules have been relaxed to allow conversation. It will have “living green walls,” with ivy at the entrance, and an open-air porch known as “the Cloud,” overlooking Parker’s turf field.
Parker, at 330 W. Webster Ave., is considered one of the city’s leading private schools with 14 grades running through high school and a current enrollment of 934 students. The new library is expected to be ready for the start of the next school year.