Pioneer Crossing New Tech Elementary Library is located west of Austin, Texas in Travis County. Its physical address is 11300 Samsung Blvd Austin, Texas 78754. Although it has an Austin address, it is part of the Manor Independent School District. The first two story elementary school in Manor, Pioneer Crossing New Tech Elementary serves seventy three staff and faculty members and five hundred and forty nine students between the ages of three and eleven, in grades Kindergarten through Fifth.
The facility features a large open room with a vaulted ceiling. The east wall is the entrance to the library from the main hallway. Outside the entrance there is a large mural of our mascot, the panther, with its mouth open to the book drop. The inside of the library can be seen from the double doors and side panels, which contain glass, as well as the glass transom windows above the doors. This wall also features a roll down screen for projection with a carpet area.
The north east corner has an elevated seating area which faces a mural of a tree with many animals painted in and around the tree. The North wall and side of the library contains the large majority of the books available to the students and staff.
The west wall features large glass windows as well as double doors which lead outside to a courtyard and garden area. There are four picnic tables outside under the porch roof, and the yard has classroom gardens.
The south side of the library has the circulation desk, entrance to the neighboring computer lab as well as eight personal computers inside the library for computer catalog searches and accelerated reader tests. This wall also features a mural of our school motto, “P – Practice Kindness, C – Challenge Yourself, E – Expect Excellence. Next to each large letter, the letter is represented in sign language. In the center of the library there are six rectangular tables which seat six students each, and six round tables which seat four students each.
The collection currently holds 10,000 titles, 242 videos, 78 Ipads, 44 Chromebooks and 58 Macbooks. All teachers received from the district an Ipad and a Macbook for their personal and classroom use.