A new media center was required for the students at St. Timothy's Middle School. A perpendicular connection to the existing building was designed to create a voluminous window-walled interior within which to study, read or use technology. The facility includes twelve individual Internet computer carrels lining two exterior walls and a casual seating area overlooking the outdoors. Group study tables, with Internet access, are organized at the center of the space with stacks creating a buffer zone. The librarian's station and work area are centrally located to the entrance of the Media Center allowing for patron attention. Electronic card catalogues, an Internet weather station, large screen monitors, an oversized television, and DVD are some of the features in this new center for learning.