In May and June of 2012 five exceptional seniors from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School spent the end of their HS careers executing some amazing projects here at the library.
We wanted to make sure to share these efforts with everyone, so check them out!
Ben Ross – Maggie O’Brien – Margie Diaz
Ben & Maggie & Margie (under the guidance of SPF HS art teacher, Jeff Gutterman) created a most amazing MURAL in the stairwell leading down to the Children’s Department. With support from the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library, Ben & Maggie & Margie complete the large and complicated mural, which included an iSpy Challenge.
Marissa created a Shakespeare bibliography for our first Fanwood Library Shakespeare Festival, as well as Book Group Guides for The BFG by Roald Dahl and The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischmann. She also led a summer book group for students in grades 4-6 featuring the BFG. Other Book Group Guides created by Marissa in the past include Henry and Mudge and Forever Sea by Cynthia Rylant and Flush by Carl Haissen.
Marissa worked as a page at the Fanwood Library for 3 years. In 2011, she created and taught a class she named “Inklings” for young school children. The children wrote and published their own picture books. In 2012, Marissa teamed up with Abbie Slaugh, another library page, to teach this week-long class a second time.
Marissa served as an Editor-in -Chief of the fanscotian, the SPFHS newspaper. She attended the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland where she studied English and Italian.
Brenda re-covered over 160 well-loved Picture Books in our Children’s Department. With all the variety of things we do at the library these days, books are still at the heart of our mission…. and it all starts with the kids. Thanks to Brenda our collection is more appealing and usable and certainly looks much brighter!
Brenda has been a Library Volunteer for four years in the Children’s Department and has done everything from cuddling newborn guinea pigs to straightening shelves. She attended Rutgers University where she enrolled in a six-year Pharmacology program to earn her Master’s degree in that field.