Washougal librarians share their love of reading with students
A passion for books
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A Chinese proverb says that ‘A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.’
And planting those love-of-reading seeds is the goal of librarians at Washougal elementary schools.
Recently, they got together in a Professional Learning Community meeting to discuss streamlining teacher book needs to support common core curriculum, managing and maintaining the volumes of books on their shelves, the emergence of e-books and e-readers, and ways to engage young students while nurturing a love of books and reading.
Marlene Leifsen, Gause Elementary librarian, has always loved books. When her young children became school-aged, she found work at the Washougal High School library so their schedules would align. That was nearly 30 years ago.