Wonder Lead Ambassador

Laura McShane

Joined 3 years ago

I have a background in zoology, park planning and design, landscape architecture and library science. I have morphed from working at a hospital, at a large metropolitan park district, a community development corporation, a metropolitan planning organization, to now, at an urban public library.

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Feb 28, 2020

What is Line?

Literacy is more than reading words in a book. The Akron Art Museum's Creativity Lab builds early literacy in kids through visual interpretation ...


Jan 31, 2020


Looking for a great book to share on World Read Aloud Day? Dev Petty's I Don't Want to Be A Frog humorously addresses identity and popularity. ...


Oct 16, 2019

Uphill, Downhill

This past Sunday, I explored an old carriage trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As I hauled my bike uphill, I realized how scary this ...


Aug 22, 2019

Blast into Reading!

To commemorate NASA's 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and in celebration of National Literacy Month, McDonalds' has partnered with Reading Is ...


Jul 18, 2019

FISH everywhere

Britta Teckentraup's FISH everywhere arrived at the library today!! This magnificent picture book is justification for the preservation of picture ...


May 29, 2019

A More Perfect Union

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but the true origin of the holiday has been obscured : The holiday was not always called Memorial ...


May 20, 2019

Make the Most of Summer

A few years ago, I attended a conference for trail planning. Many state tourism bureaus presented, but Idaho's tagline for vacations especially ...


Apr 26, 2019

Ride a Bike!

Do you remember learning to ride your first bike? How about that first bike accident! Did an adult help you fix your bike when the chain came off, ...


Mar 9, 2019

OpenCon 2019

I am sharing my notes for the OpenCon2109 held on March 7-8, 2019 at Cleveland State University. I was not able to attend the entire conference this ...


Mar 24, 2020

3/24/2020 -- CMSD has donated a sizable quantity of gloves, masks and other safety items to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, doing what it can to ...

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Mar 16, 2020

3/16/2020 -- CMSD has turned 22 elementary schools into meals sites that will help keep children 18 and younger with free carryout meals during the ...

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Mar 14, 2020

CMSD to provide meals for students during break

3/13/2020 -- CMSD will serve free lunch to go, along with breakfast for the next day, for pickup at 22 elementary schools located strategically ...

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Mar 12, 2020

3/12/2020 -- For a third straight year, the Lincoln-West School of Global Studies hosted a ceremony to swear in new citizens. Thirty-one immigrants ...

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Mar 10, 2020

3/11/2020 -- Dozens of CMSD high school juniors climbed the stairs to the second floor of East Professional Center last week. They were making their ...

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Mar 9, 2020

Cleveland School of Science and Medicine honors Class of 2023 at White Coat Ceremony (Video)

Friends, family, and faculty filled the John Hay auditorium recently to see over 100 future doctors and scientists take the first steps toward their ...

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Feb 28, 2020

Bard, Campus find their place in Senate League

2/28/2020 -- Bard Early College High School Cleveland and Campus International High School are newer school models best known for academic programs. ...

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Feb 27, 2020

State honors Clark School with two awards

2/27/2020 -- The Ohio Board of Education has presented Clark PreK-8 School with two awards – one for earning an overall grade of A on its most ...

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Feb 21, 2020

U.S. Census Director visits Wade Park School (Video)

2/21/2020 -- U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham teamed up with Wade Park School students on Friday to emphasize the importance of everyone ...

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