school libraries

Student Read Alouds

Listening to an adult or peer read aloud can benefit students at any age. Most states compile a reading list of books that have been nominated for a state reading award annually. For Arkansas, there are three divisions: Arkansas Diamond… Read More ›

A Maker Family and Tinker Teachers

A Maker Family Meet Wooldridge Elementary librarian Elizabeth Mikeska-Benfield, her husband Patrick, the STEAM and Maker Space coordinator at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School (PreK-8), and their two sons, Memphis (10) and Jackson (8). I met the family when we gathered for  a… Read More ›

A Hearfelt Thank You

Even though this blog won’t be posted until January, I wanted to write an end-of-the-year thank you to the people in my world who have inspired and supported the Napa Valley USD library program. Some have shared knowledge and vision,… Read More ›

Give a Gift That Counts!

Gift giving is part of the tradition of the holiday season, whether you celebrate St. Nicholas Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Milad un Nabi, or Kwanzaa. If you support the freedom to read and access information in libraries in all formats, consider… Read More ›