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LESLEY BROWER

Library Teacher | 413-787-7424 ext. 58121

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 DECEMBER

Select the December calendar link below to view a events, activities, and contests available through the New York Times Learning Network, Springfield City Library, Springfield Museums and more. 

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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