I have been thinking about this phrase, which we all learning in elementary school - reduce, reuse, and recycle and how it should apply to school libraries today.
Reduce- the attitude, you know, the "but I've always done it this way" or "its my library". We need to Remind ourselves that ours is not a regular classroom, we really do belong to our community of teachers and learners and must open our doors widely and cheerful (even if it is for testing!)
Reuse - there are lots of things we have stockpiled in our libraries that we can get rid of. Why not use it to create a Makerspace activity? Take a look here for ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/cari_young/library-makerspaces/
Recycle - or check it out! Just about anything in our spaces can be checked out if there is a need. My advocacy thought is that if an item is checked out, someone needs to bring it back and that can begin a conversation that could lead to more use of the media center.
What can you do with 3 R's to improve your library media center/learning commons? Try something new!