Celebrating The Baldwin Libraries

It has been an exciting April as the Baldwin Libraries celebrated National Library Week and National Poetry Month.

By Lisa López-Carickhoff

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In the Lower School, Linda Mullen and Shelly Lucia led Grade IV in creating “step riddle books.” And Grade III students had great fun “fiddling with the riddles.” Using the collection of over 12,000 books, Grade IV and V students, as well as some Grade IX and X girls, created “book spine poems.” Stop by the bulletin board outside the Learning Commons to see their work or come browse the shelves to create your own! Grade II students created some gorgeous “color poems,” inspired by Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’Neill and Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman.

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In the Anne Frank Library, Grade V students got a sneak-peek at “life in the Library” for Middle School students. During their visit to the School House, they used iPads to listen to book talk podcasts created by Grade VI students. And the Anne Frank Library’s “Brain Bender” contest had MS and US students in a frenzy! Students worked hard to match familiar faces from the faculty, staff, and administration with their favorite book picks – US winner Sarah Douglas and MS winner Sara Syed each received a Barnes and Noble gift card. The staff also got into the competitive spirit – College Counselor Naté Hall won the staff prize.

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Finally, the National Library Week Breakfast event brought faculty and staff together for special treats and a look at the resources in both the Lower School Learning Commons and the Anne Frank Library.