Tribune student panel

This week’s question: How do students your age view the school and public libraries?

Amanda McCraven, 14, La Verne Lutheran High School
Public libraries are good for finding books and materials and also for kids to join reading programs. But now high school students usually use computers to do research for projects and homework because computers are faster and easy to use. You can find all the information you need for a report on the Internet without leaving your home.

Kasey Haas, 16, Glendora High School
Unfortunately, students think it is unfashionable to be seen at the school and public libraries and take it the libraries for granted. Students prefer the convenience of the Internet, which is available 24/7, especially if they’re involved with sports and club activities.

Derek Klena, 17, South Hills High School
I believe that students my age find the school and public libraries useful. It is a quiet and convenient place for a student to go and either do homework or to study. It is also inexpensive and gives students my age a place to gather resourceful books and access to the internet practically free of charge.

Katie Montemayor, 17, Glendora High School
At this point, students my age see the usefulness of the library but prefer the Internet because it is much easier to get to. Yes, the school libraries are close to school campuses, however, most of the information is available online, which for most students is in their home. So students my age see the library as useful but inconvenient.

Nicholas Kuche, 16, Covina High School
I can’t speak for all students, but I believe that most students
regard the Public Library as a last resort. Students think of the
library as a last resort because they have other resources such as the
internet which provides them with most, if not all the information they

Taylor Moncrief, 15, Diamond Bar High School
Most students my age only use the school and public libraries for school-related activities. The new books that students read in their free time are not in stock in the library. The school and local libraries should have newer books in order to attract the younger students.