This fall concludes a major renovation to the Arlington High School Media Center that began with fresh paint and new carpeting after a flood of the facility in the spring of 2011, but became much more. Funded in honor of retiring principal Charles Skidmore and inspired by the learning commons movement, changes focused on flexibility, collaboration, accessibility, and student empowerment. The floor plan was redesigned and existing shelving was refinished and retrofitted in order to increase light, improve sight lines, and open up multiple use spaces; new presentation technology was installed; and comfortable seating was updated to make the library more welcoming. Afternoon hours and electronic resources were added to serve students beyond the school day. Ultimately, this was a total community effort with the support (and pizza-fueled volunteer hours) of countless students, parents, staff, and community members.