LANGHOLM Academy pupils are benefiting from a newly-refurbished library teeming with new titles and engaging resources.
The library at the academy had become a largely unused and unloved environment in recent times.
Many of the titles on offer were outdated and the décor had become tired.
The large shelving units encroached on the space and it was not conducive to good study.
After being appointed principal teacher of the humanities faculty last October, Julianna Gordon undertook the task of creating a warm, welcoming environment for the pupils of the academy.
Assisted by Helen Anderson, Ms Gordon stripped out the dark room and replaced the space with light, colourful furniture which reflected the sort of working environment she wished to create.
A feature wall was created which brought bright yellow into the room. This has since been adorned with a favourite Dr Seuss quotation.
The final part of the refit was to catalogue all the books and update the computer system to allow the pupils to access all the fabulous new titles on offer.
The Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser is providing weekly newspapers for the library to encourage the young people to engage with local news stories.
Now the library is open, a variety of different activities are being hosted to enrich the pupils at the school.
A young journalist club, board game events and Pokémon card trading are just some of the things to have been established.
There has also been a notable increase in the teaching staff using the space to mark and complete lesson preparation now the space is more pleasing to the eye.
Additionally, every S1 to S3 class has a timetabled English lesson in the library every fortnight to promote the importance of reading.