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April is School Library Month!

School Library Month is a chance to reflect on the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning. Here are three examples of how our libraries encourage students to Imagine, Discover, and Connect!


Imagine: 

“K-5 students imagine and create different worlds using both digital and hands-on resources. We love to work with LEGO and Play-Doh, and use Minecraft to test our creative minds.”

-- Lindsey Thrash, librarian at Julius Marks Elementary


Discover:

"Senior students in our PLTW Biomedical Sciences program have been working on year-long research projects examining biomedical interventions. The library has supported them throughout the process with research tutorials, database access, and, most recently, use of the large-format printer in MakerSpace to print their academic poster presentations."

-- Kelli Reno, librarian at Frederick Douglass High School


Connect:

"This year we partnered with a local nonprofit, A Caring Place, to participate in an exciting reading program! A Caring Place is a senior citizen center that provides opportunities for participation in social events. We hosted three 6-week sessions where trained senior volunteers Zoomed with six third graders at RPE and read to each other. This connection with the Lexington community helped develop confidence and enthusiasm in reading through a special bonding experience."

-- Katy Hollinger, librarian at Rosa Parks Elementary

 

libraries logo with three words: Imagine, Discover, Connect

 


Posted April 18, 11 & 4, 2022