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.
  • Website/Blog: www.linkedin.com/in/lmcshane

Oct 11, 2018

Strong Girls Change the World

Now that I am older, I am less afraid to speak my mind, and I do. I have been threatened and told to shut up for stating my opinions, but I realize ...

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Oct 6, 2018

Blind spots

This past week, a mom asked me to help her second grader, reading at a fifth grade level, to find chapter books suitable for her daughter to read. ...

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Sep 17, 2018

One World Day

Cleveland, Ohio is fortunate to have rich tapestry of cultures from all over the world and to have a park which celebrates this beautiful diversity. ...

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Sep 5, 2018

Wonder is everywhere!

Wonderopolis strives to instill wonder in every child, every day, in every classroom, but don't forget to take your wonder outside the classroom, ...

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Aug 15, 2018

Train Adventures

Always bring a book along for the ride. Today I ran into this middle school teacher and his daughter on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Little ...

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Jul 25, 2018

Around the World Dance Party

Today we celebrated our summer reading club progress with a dance party led by Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. She brought some of her seasoned ...

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Jun 12, 2018

Summer Learning- Brewers of Cleveland

My Cleveland neighborhood, Brooklyn Centre, has one of the oldest cemeteries in the Cleveland area. It is the distinguished resting place for many ...

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May 10, 2018

Summer Reading Clubs

It's that heady time of year as the weather warms up and teachers are antsy for the school year to end. It is also that time of year, when public ...

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Apr 5, 2018

Where do they go?

Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, is recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation as a significant historical place in America. Working ...

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