Wonder Lead Ambassador

Laura McShane

Joined 4 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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Jul 16, 2020

Designing Our Future

See the trees and the grasses in this photo? This is not a natural landscape. It was designed by a landscape architect to help save 60+ year old ...


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, ...


May 13, 2021

NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt will visit, highlight Summer Learning

5/13/2021 -- The visit is part of Lester Holt's “Across America” series, which looks at how cities are rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 11, 2021

Heard becomes president of Ohio School Boards Association

5/11/2021 -- Heard, a graduate of John Adams High School, has served on the Cleveland board since 2004 and is currently vice chairman.

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May 10, 2021

Pass the Love meals campaign to debut in Cleveland

5/10/2021 -- The Partnership for a Healthier America will kick off the Pass the Love with Waffles + Mochi campaign campaign next month in Cleveland ...

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May 10, 2021

Ivy League alums honor, network with top CMSD juniors

5/10/2021 -- The annual Ivy League Book Award ceremony, now in its 11th year, recognizes juniors for academic achievement and community service. It ...

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May 6, 2021

Campus International HS wins music award for third time

5/6/2021 -- Campus International High School is one of only 80 schools nationwide and three in Ohio to earn a SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM ...

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May 4, 2021

Two JFK students announce NFL draft pick

5/4/2021 -- On the third day of the Draft, two John F. Kennedy High School students took center stage to announce a NFL pick.

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May 1, 2021

A summer like no other: Introducing the CMSD Summer Learning Experience

5/2/2021 -- For Cleveland students, this will be a summer like no other. The CMSD Summer Learning Experience is on the way, offering fun and ...

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May 1, 2021

District helps students, families get vaccinated

5/1/2021 -- The District is working with state agencies, the Cleveland Department of Public Health, University Hospitals and others to offer three ...

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Apr 30, 2021

4/30/2021 -- An English oak that legendary Olympian Jesse Owens donated to Rhodes High School more than 80 years ago is near the end of is life span, ...

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