The Student Voice of Maroon and Grey

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The Student Voice of Maroon and Grey

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New Library At Lawrence Central

Long awaited Lawrence Central library opens in September
Maria Gonzalez-Lopez
Eddy Nolasco Alvarez, junior, looks at the book Scythe by Neal Shusterman in Lawrence Centrals brand new library

After years of construction and Covid closures, Lawrence Central High School’s library is open again serving students and staff. The library is located on the first floor of LC right next to the cafeteria. It is a spacious and welcoming space with computers, quiet rooms, and comfortable seating for students and staff to enjoy.  Of course, there are also numerous books in several different sections including special sections for black history reads, Spanish titles, and periodicals that include contempory magazines.

Rows of new books are stored on new bookshelves.

Cindy Dodd, 10th grade English teacher at LCHS, said libraries are important. She is pleased to know that she can check out some of her favorite genres. 


“Romantic books, young adult books, and books by John Green,” gushed Dodds. 

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When asked how many books she has read Dodds replied, “Hundreds.”


The administration hopes the library is a space of opportunities for anyone, anytime.


“As long as they have a pass, they can come. They can also come during lunch,” said Adrian Gatewood, freshman principal. 

She said the LCHS Media Center aims to develop lifelong learners, facilitate collaboration and connect students and staff with viable resources. Her vision is to create a safe and welcoming environment to our diverse community of students and staff who are committed to enhancing the quality of life here at Lawrence Central High School and beyond.

Colorful new young adult books sitting on shelves.

“We are creating our own unique library culture,” said Ms. Golitko. “We celebrate our love of stories, our diverse backgrounds … there is a lot of chatting and socializing here.  The students love to play music during the lunch block. We talk about obstacles with school and sports, and  we talk about what books we want for the library. We are lucky to have this space.”


Ms. Golitko strongly desires the library to have an inclusive culture.


“I want the library to reflect the LC student body.”

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Jaymeson Campbell
Jaymeson is a sophomore at LC and a forward for the girls JV soccer team. Jaymeson plans on attending Spellman University in Atlanta for nursing. Jaymeson loves soccer and listening to rap music in her spare time.
Maria Gonzalez-Lopez
Maria Gonzalez-Lopez, Photographer
Maria is a junior here at LC and loves her photography classes. After high school, Maria hopes to continue her love of photography professionally. If Maria doesn't have a camera in front of her, she can be found drawing.

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