MEET THE LIBRARIAN

 
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LESLEY BROWER

Library Teacher | 413-787-7424 ext. 58121

Statement on Equity and Inclusion   

The librarians of the Springfield Public Schools endorse school library collections as integral components of the curriculum, which represent the varied experiences of our patrons and diverse points of view on both current and historical issues. A representative library collection enables our patrons to see themselves and others, illuminating the human experience in its unity and variety. 

SPS library collections support: 

  • Intellectual growth 

  • Personal development 

  • Individual interests 

  • Recreational needs 

SPS library collections develop: 

  • Empathy 

  • Respect and appreciation for varied beliefs and values 

  • Openness to multiple perspectives 

  • Critical thinking 

  • Creativity and innovation  


Mission Statement for SPS Libraries  

It is the mission of Springfield Public School libraries to support equity and proficiency, to be an integral part of the learning community, and to develop library programs that are reflective and respectful of the diverse needs of all stakeholders.  

We do this by: 

  • Fostering a culture of books, reading, and inquiry 

  • Assisting students and staff with access to quality resources in a variety of media 

  • Providing all services in a nurturing and inclusive environment 

The overarching goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to become college and career ready.   

EVENTS & RESOURCES

 
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THINGS TO DO IN JUNE

June is Pride Month & Juneteenth is celebrated June 19. Want to play trivia? Want to discuss the verse novel The Poet X with other teens? Want to develop skills to engage your community? Learn about spices? Understand student loans? Click the button below to view the June Calendar of resources, events and activities.

FREE AUDIO & EBOOKS!

Want FREE access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks? Log in via your laptop or add the Sora app to your phone or tablet. 

Teachers, want to learn more about how to use Sora for curriculum support? Contact the librarian.

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HIGH SCHOOL RESEARCH DATABASES

Video: What are databases & Why use them? 


Doing research? Want to search for credible information not freely found on the web? View a complete list of databases available through the Putnam Library by clicking the button below. 

Teachers, want support with research & using databases in your classroom to enhance curriculum? Contact the librarian.

QUICK LINKS

 
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