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About resourceress

resourceress, poet, educator, writing mentor, mindfulness teacher, human equality advocate, traveler, hiker, star gazer, kayaker (on flat water, not the frothy stuff)

Students like the library’s new look

Students working in library during lunch.

The library’s fresh look has now passed the real test: students!

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the library’s rearrangement and new features. Watch for a couple more enhancements by Back to School night!

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Posted by on September 7, 2018 in news


Breaking in the new relaxed seating area

Many thanks to Ms. Anthony and Ms. Pollard for putting the new library seating area to good use during a teacher workshop last Friday. Students – I can’t wait for you to add your energy to the space next week!

Two teachers and librarian at a teacher workshop.

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Posted by on August 28, 2018 in news


Research, Relax, & Recharge

Looking for an inviting place to read, study, or create – and charge your mobile device? Come to the MW Library during your study block or lunch! 

Relaxed reading area with floor chairs, a funky rug, and lap desks.

Check out the newly expanded relaxed reading area with lap desks available to make your reading, writing, coloring, or studying more comfortable. And while you’re here, enjoy the convenience of MORE THAN DOUBLE the number of student-accessible outlets as last school year – with 32 outlets plus 12 USB ports available for student use.

Looking for coloring books or origami paper? The creativity and calm supplies are now located in the wooden cabinet near the main entrance where you’ll also find a drawer stocked with cards and card-making supplies so you can brighten someone’s day.

Make time to stop by today!


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Posted by on August 21, 2018 in news


BIG thanks to the book-movers!

Abundant gratitude to Harrison and Megan who moved ALL books off the library’s freestanding bookcases – while keeping them in shelf order –  in preparation for a shift of those bookcases this Thursday.  They moved more books that would fit in one photo! Well done, both of you! May you get some hard-earned rest this afternoon.

If you’d like to earn community service hours by helping put the library back together on Monday, June 25, email me at wdegroat [at] gsgis [dot] k12 [dot] va [dot] us.

Harrison and Megan posing with empty book carts in front of stacks of books they emptied from the library's freestanding bookcases

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Posted by on June 18, 2018 in news