This post first appeared on Edutopia.

Recently, I wrote about the transformation of libraries from archives of resources to active learning commons that encourage exploration, creation, and collaboration. However, in that post, I profiled a number of locations that made significant financial investments in their redesign. Million-dollar learning spaces are often not a reality for most schools. However, that is no reason to abandon the concept of transformation. Here are four suggestions from librarians and educators who have transformed their learning spaces — even without a budget.

  • Tip #1: Create an Agile Space
  • Tip #2: Design an Inviting Space
  • Tip #3: Build a Makerspace
  • Tip #4: Create a Community

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