The generous gift of a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council produced a three week Altered Books Workshop. The books were created at the O’Maley Library. The finished projects were showcased at the Sawyer Free Library in April.
The Teen Zone hosted published comic artist Peter Simeti in February for a comic book drawing workshop. Peter generously donated a large number of graphic novels for the library’s collection. The O’Maley Innovation School 6th graders and staff visited the library for 2 weeks in June for a tour and a research project “Gloucester and Change”. The students worked with our knowledgeable staff and were exposed to the vast collection of resource materials on Gloucester and its history. The project was so successful it will be repeated with this year’s 6th graders!
The Compass Program’s teacher, Darlene Story, is a strong advocate of library usage. The students participated in a library tour, library scavenger hunt and checked out “Banned and Challenged” books in celebration of Banned Books Week.
October 21, 2013