Penny b. Evins Learning Commons
The Penny B. Evins Learning Commons at SPSG, originally dedicated in 1960 as the Clara Crane Library, is a joyful learning community which inspires students to become lifelong learners and innovative thinkers. Faculty and staff educate the hearts and minds of SPSG students in a shared learning space where ages and disciplines come together in a natural flow, without the silos of walls and artificial boundaries.
During the fall of 2017, a design team of educators was organized to transform the space with the generous support of an anonymous donor to ensure a thoughtful and dynamic architectural plan.
The thoughtful design of the Learning Commons enables our faculty and staff, with loving and wise guidance, to grow conscientious community members, encourage healthy risk-taking, and shape leaders with global perspective. The space was built to be open, accessible, and responsive to group projects, showcasing both the interactive style and individual natures of our learners. It cultivates conversations and deep thought. It serves as a hub of learning for all of our students. It embodies the very core of SPSG and The St. Paul's Schools: interactive relationships with both people and ideas in a community that feels like home.
Erin Moyer, Director of Library & Media Services, is fortunate to facilitate learning and community building as he serves his in role, housed within the Learning Commons.