Crowded entryway forces library to move doors

By Maya Demhak — Construction outside the Eagle Cafe has spurred rumors such as the cafe is being expanded. Some say the school is getting rid of the cafe all together. However, none of these are true.

Unlike most schools, the library is not just used by the school. It is a public library used by students as well as patrons from all around Stark County.

There is currently only one outside entrance into the library. The entrance is through the Eagle Cafe.

Students are not permitted to go into the cafe unless it is their designated lunch period, or school is out of session. Students who are in the cafe are only allowed to eat food bought in the cafe and are not allowed to loiter. These rules however are not always followed.

“Kids are not as rude as people say they are, but there are a few who are very rowdy,” Cafe owner, Marcia Bournelis said.

During the lunch periods and at 2:20 p.m., the cafe gets flooded with students. This poses a problem for library patrons getting in and out of the library.

“Our goal is to get as many patrons in and out of the Library as possible, but with the doors how they are now, it is nearly impossible,” Stark County Library Branch manager Megan Johnson said.

To try and solve this problem the school will be moving the library doors. The doors will be used for library entrance only and the current doors will remain, but will be used as an exit and entrance to the cafe, to get out of the cafe patrons and students can use door one.

“If they rearranged it differently in the first place we wouldn’t be having this problem now,” Bournelis said

[Updated Aug. 13, 2017: This article has been reformatted for consistency.]