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 www.cpl.org

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Mar 13, 2017

Requiem for the Living

Lent is a shortened form of the Old English word len(c)ten, meaning "spring season." Lent 2017 is observed from March 1 [Ash Wednesday] through April ...

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