March can feel like a loooong month in schools. Everyone’s going a little stir crazy, right? We decided it would be the perfect time to showcase some of the inspiring things happening in Maine school libraries.
After moving in the library position in September 2020, I've been advocating for some key renovations to the library. One of the biggest is new, lower, mobile shelving where my youngest readers browse and borrow. I wanted to improve accessibility, have a better sight line for student behavior, and safer shelving as the older shelves were very unstable.
After almost three years of my superintendent and I advocating at many meetings, the new shelving arrived!
The space looks incredible and, even beyond that, the students love the lower, more accessible shelving. Now they can actually reach the books!
Do you have a bright spot to share? It could be a program or event, a lesson that went well, a fabulous display, collaboration or community partnership, or a positive reader's advisory moment with a student — email your positive library news to Iris Eichenlaub (firstname.lastname@example.org).