My name is Wendi Hord and I am the library media specialist here at Columbia. This library is a safe space where each and every student can discover their interests and passions while gaining a lifelong love of reading and thirst for knowledge. Our time together is spent sharing in the joy of read alouds, playing interactive games and songs, learning essential library/literacy skills, and creating things using hands-on stations. One of our favorite places is the makerspace where we create whatever our mind dreams up!
"The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them." -Neil Gaiman