Thanks to a generous grant from Juan Young Trust, the University Library has renovated and redesigned the Family Friendly Study Room. Established under the will of Juan Young, the Juan Young Trust is dedicated to providing grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that promote the health, education, and welfare of children in the state of Oregon. We are grateful for the support of the Juan Young Trust and investment in this critical space at the University Library.
Funds from the grant have been used to upgrade the space with new furniture, toys, books, and décor to provide an entertaining and comfortable experience for PSU students and their children. The new additions enhance the technology-equipped room that already provides two computer stations, personal scanners, and connection to the printing network. New additions include a television and DVDs. Along with many children’s books, new toys have been added, including a play kitchen, animal figurines, and toy vehicles. To show our school spirit, the room has been repainted PSU green with “Go Viks” decorative letters.
Between classes, PSU student parents often find themselves on campus with their children and need family-friendly spaces. The Family Friendly Study Room helps meet the need of these students and their children. The study space is the result of the Library's collaboration with the Helen Gordon Child Development Center, and with the support of the Office of Information Technologies. While the room does not provide childcare, it does offer a place for student parents to study and work on projects while their children are kept stimulated and entertained by a variety of play options.
The room is open and available for checkout now. You can reserve a room by visiting Reserve a Study Room. The room can accommodate two family groups at a time.
Update 3/11/13: Check out the Vanguard's story about the renovations at http://psuvanguard.com/news/family-study-room-makes-learning-easier/.