Thursday, June 21 , 2018, 1:59 am | Mostly Cloudy 59º


Adams Elementary School in Santa Barbara Celebrates New Library

Adams Elementary Principal Amy Alzina, center, celebrates the new library opening with district officials.
Adams Elementary Principal Amy Alzina, center, celebrates the new library opening with district officials.  (Santa Barbara Unified School District photo)

This morning, Adams Elementary School held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the school's new library.

Established in 1953, for many years the library was housed in a portable structure.

Now the students benefit from a beautiful facility that is the hub of the school. A design center has been incorporated into the building.

It is a maker space where children work on hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects. Principal Amy Alzina noted that on June 2, 2016, Adams will hold its first Maker Faire where innovation and resourcefulness will be the focus of student projects.

"The Adams Library and Design Center serves as the center of the school where a love of literature and exploration are supported in every child, parent and community member," Alzina said.

"These spaces are designed to foster 'creative thinking skills' gained only by allowing our children to explore, experiment and discover through trial and error. At Adams, we believe that we need to empower every student by encouraging him or her to think differently about the world we live in by being creative. 

"We truly believe that we can make the world a better place because we believe in the creativity and innovation inside of each one of our children. We would like to thank the tax payers for supporting bond Measures Q and R for funding this project. This is one great example of what we can accomplish for our children when we pull our resources together as a community."

— Barbara Keyani is a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.  


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >