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Bright Spots in March — Leanne Oren, MSAD 61, Lake Region High School

Friday, March 24, 2023 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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.

From Leanne:

Working with teachers and students is my favorite part of being a school librarian. When the Humanities 11 and 12 teachers, Laura Pulito and Christina Gaumont, asked me to help them with an independent reading project, I was really excited. Students were first asked to read a book that pertained to their interests. At the end of the semester, the classes gathered in the library and we made paper books. Students filled their books with textual connections, thematic statements, and visual representations based on the novel they read. The students then designed a series of bulletin boards to display their work.

What a fabulous example of collaboration, critical thinking, choice reading, integrated arts, and a showcase of learning for the school community to see. Thanks for sharing this, Leanne.

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 (




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