Magnificent models at Galt Library
About twice a month, Galt librarians Dale Davidson and Judith Munger create a new display in the
school’s ‘lively’ library. Sometimes they are themed to coincide with events like the May 2 federal election when they set up election booths and provided lots of age-appropriate election material from Elections Canada. This week, the librarians had some help to put together a display from Mrs. Lord and Mr. Poulin’s level 2 French language History-Geography classes who created some great models of Boston and Montreal. “First the students did research on the cities. They also went to Boston for a visit and created the models. It’s a good way to learn: intellectually, manually and visually,” said Ms. Munger.
Other recent library displays focused on awareness about suicide, self-injury and teenage depression. “A movement began a few years ago called TWLOHA which stands for To write love on her or his arm. Over one hundred students wrote love on their arms and we took a picture of them here in the library,” explained Ms. Munger. The display also included books on the subjects, statistics, information about help lines and information about grieving.
In March, Stanstead’s own Jeremy Beliveau helped out with a display about trains and he will soon help with a display on cars. With exam time just around the corner, the librarians are also preparing a display about how to eat and drink properly to maximize brain function. Another upcoming attraction in this ‘most popular of libraries’ will be a robotics competition next week.
These Boston landmarks were fun and educational for the level 2 students to make.
The island of Montreal with some familiar landmarks like St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Olympic Stadium.