Laura McShane

Joined Jan 18, 2017

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Organization: Cleveland Public Library
  • Grade: K , 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th , 5th , 6th , 7th , 8th , 9th , 10th , 11th , 12th
  • Environment: Public Library in close proximity to several schools, fire station, police station, hospital, zoo, and a national park. On a major bus route.
  • Biography: 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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Jan 25, 2018

Lunar New Year 2018

Teachers in Northeast Ohio can give students a first hand experience and appreciation of the Lunar New Year at Cleveland Public Library and by ...


Jan 5, 2018

Free to BE

Martin Luther King Day in Cleveland is a great equalizer. It is a day that allows families to attend cultural events and locales throughout the city ...


Sep 20, 2017

Teachable Moments

Cleveland Artist Debra Sue Solecki is a mom and an elementary school teacher. And, wonder of wonders, she works magic with ordinary sidewalk chalk ...


Jul 25, 2017

Math Happy

From the time we are children we learn to play with basic shapes to form compositions that please us. So, is there a mathematical formula for ...


Jun 5, 2017

Roly-Polies -Exploring Backyard Wildlife

After a rainy weekend, I almost stepped on a family of pill bugs in my backyard. I must look like a horrible giant predator to these poor little ...


May 26, 2017

Mind's Eye

I challenged our story time kids to remember ten items from the magic memory box. The preschoolers remembered eight out of ten and the grade ...


May 10, 2017

Mother's Day BLOOMS

Every year we put together a Mother's Day program for our preschool classes. It is always a wistful process, choosing books and a craft to share ...


Apr 26, 2017

Community Helpers - Ayudantes de mi comunidad

Cleveland Public Library and the Greater Cleveland Safety Council will host information tables at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, June 21, ...


Mar 23, 2017

Pride in Place

The building on the left is known as Wirth House. Wirth House is a house built in 1884 for Frederick Wirth, the final Postmaster of the Village Of ...