This year, 12 Chagrin Falls High School students have been working in the Innovation Center as library aides. These students include sophomores Cecelia Cox and Maggie Mills, juniors Sarah Levine, Matt Miller, Rachel Rowell, Dinah Walter, and Nova Klein, and seniors Emma Bottcher, Nadia McGinnis, Kara Lustig, Justin Rayner, and Enrique Mares.
Some of the students are organizing the middle school library collection by genre. This includes analyzing the genre of each title and reorganizing to help reluctant readers find appropriate titles and increase overall circulation rates.
In addition to this project, some of the high school aides are working to set up a pop-up library for Intermediate School families. “These students are working together to transform the former audio visual room to a safe, inviting space for our fourth through sixth graders to check out books,” said Library Media Specialist Angie Jameson, Chagrin Falls Schools.
The high school students are also working to set up contests to promote and celebrate reading. In the first week of September, the aides created a photo frame using our creation space to promote the #CFBookFaceFriday contest.
The student aides also contributed efforts to the Hurricane Harvey victims, as they recorded videos of themselves reading stories to post to the Hurricane Harvey Book Club group.
According to a news story on the TODAY show, “Anyone in the group can post a video reading a children’s book, and many participants are school-age children from flood-stricken areas. Not only does reading aloud give kids something fun to do, but sharing the videos also enables them to give comfort to other little people in similar situations.”
Pictured In Cover Photo: Chagrin Falls High School Juniors Nova Klein and Dinah Walter organize the middle school library collection by genre.