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Abida Merchant
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  • Arcadia, CA
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Hi...I am a librarian at an Elementary School....Pre-K to Grade 8....Am an undergraduate student at the local community college. Am not a qualified librarian..but love working with kids. I am so excited that I found this group/website...I am willing to learn and share my experiences. I am a bit frustrated at present, because school has just started and the teachers are not willing to give me a time on their seems they have too much to do and don't have time for library...makes me feel so unwanted.

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Hello Everyone....I need urgent help...I read to Grade-Pre-K to Grade-4 when they come to the library before they check out books...i read short stories..fairy tales etc...i now have run out of stuff to read...If anyone knows of any compilations which are easy to read out loud and easy to understand....Plz help.

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 12:37pm

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At 5:24am on January 26, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Abida,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!


Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

At 2:15pm on October 12, 2009, Jack said…
Thanks, Abida! Much appreciated :)
At 3:19pm on October 10, 2009, Jack said…
Hey Abida

I'm compiling a list of the favorite books from famous people here. Would this be of any interest to you and your library patrons?

At 1:16am on September 13, 2009, Barb Odanaka said…
Hi and welcome,

Sorry to hear about that "unwanted" feeling. Hope the teachers wake up and appreciate you very SOON.

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