Magnificent mod­els at Galt Li­brary

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Len­noxville

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.

photo cour­tesy Ju­dith Munger

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.

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