Outside The Lines, A Library Story: Library As A Safe Accepting Place

           Jay Nitschke is a retired secondary Spanish teacher, drama director, and a current library board member When I was a young child, there were many problems in my family. At times the situation was very difficult. As both of my parents believed in reading, they would always let me go to the library. So often…
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Outside The Lines, A Library Story: Library In My Life

Sue Anderson is a current Library Board member and Professor Emeritus in Teacher Education at the University of Jamestown.           In the summer when my mother was working full time, my day always included about a half mile walk to the library where I could choose books to read for the Summer Reading Contest. I was…
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Outside The Lines, A Library Story: Library, Home Schooling, Self-Publishing

Rebecca Nyberg, Homeschool Mom       I began using the children’s library on a weekly basis when my oldest children were three and five years old. All of my children became avid readers, and most of them were reading by age five. My local library made homeschooling my five children much easier because I was able to…
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Outside The Lines, A Library Story: Respect For Elders

Respect for Elders, a class at the library led by Rebecca Nyberg Audio Recording of Rebecca’s Story http://libraryperceptionreality.areavoices.com/2017/06/01/respect-for-elders/ Rebecca’s Lesson Plan I am an only child raised with a healthy respect and awe for my elders. My story begins about ten years ago when my husband’s parents needed help. First staying with them when they…
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Outside The Lines, A Library Story: Library And Family Care

    Library and Family Care       There comes a time when all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can never fix Humpty  Dumpty again. My brother Donald, at the age of 77, had come to that point after a number of medical diagnoses had chipped away at his robust health.  The final diagnosis was male…
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