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CBE first-graders show love for their librarian

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022

first graders all holding up books sheldon siders helping student write

BCSD photos / Monica Kreber

In case anyone has ever wondered what the absolute greatest thing about Cane Bay Elementary’s school library is…the vote among the school’s first-graders is pretty much unanimous: Mrs. Treen is nice.

Not only is she nice, but she clearly makes the school library an awesome place to read books.

April is School Library Month, so these first-graders from Sheldon Siders and Jennifer Mueller’s classrooms recently completed a writing prompt to share some thoughtful feedback on their school library and the beloved school librarian, Heidi Treen.

Whether it is fixing their Chromebooks or helping them learn to read, these students really appreciate everything Treen does for them when they visit the library. Scroll through some of the thoughts they shared below.

Note: For some questions about the library itself, they might have instead taken the opportunity to talk about their favorite thing about Treen (or about her assistant, Julie Holbert).

 

Sheldon Siders's class

Savannah Basile

What makes your librarian so great? All the people in the library have a calm voice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? It is big. There is a lot of books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? If you have less books you can get more books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you for letting me pick out books. Love you and everyone in the library.

 

Abby Bardin

What makes your librarian so great? She gives books. She’s funny.

What do you like most about your school’s library? She lets us pick (a) book.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Because she gets kids books that don’t have books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love the way you read.

 

Rosalie Bohannan

What makes your librarian so great? They give you books. She is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? I love Ms. Treen. She is the best.

Why do you think having a school library is important? To make you read and fix your Chromebook.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love you Ms. Treen. You’re so nice.

 

Cameron Brunner

What makes your librarian so great? She reads to us nicely.

What do you like most about your school’s library? We can check out books and read them.

Why do you think having a school library is important? If you read you can also be a better writer.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Ms. Treen, Thank you for reading books for us. Ms. Holbert, Thank you for fixing our Chromebooks if we have an issue.

 

Josh Grant

What makes your librarian so great? She is sweet.

What do you like most about your school’s library? Reads us books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Fixes our Chromebooks.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love her.

 

little girl with book

Zyiah Greene

What makes your librarian so great? They give you new books and she’s really sweet.

What do you like most about your school’s library? To help you read.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Because the library takes care of the books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love you, Ms. Treen.

 

 

two students working at desks

Cam Gurtisen

What makes your librarian so great? All quiet. She is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? She gives me extra books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Get smart!

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I like Ms. Treen and Ms. Holbert.

 

Colleen Kavanagh

What makes your librarian so great? They give books.

What do you like most about your school’s library? She reads us a story.

Why do you think having a school library is important? So we read better.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you for reading us books.

 

William Lemke

What makes your librarian so great? The librarian gives you free books. The librarian is so nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? It’s so quiet. The librarian reads to us.

Why do you think having a school library is important? It helps us read. It helps us learn new words.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love the way you read to us. I love the way you are so sweet. I love the way you’re so quiet, even though there’s rules.

 

Jayson Mikkelson Binnar

What makes your librarian so great? She lets us pick out books. She has a calm voice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? I like picking out books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? If you can’t afford books, you can get them.

 

Lucas Mora

What makes your librarian so great? She reads us books.

What do you like most about your school’s library? That it is quiet.

Why do you think having a school library is important? So if people don’t have books they can get books at the library.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you for being so nice and taking care of our Chromebooks.

 

Easton Stafford

What makes your librarian so great? They read books to us.

What do you like most about your school’s library? They are so sweet and nice.

Why do you think having a school library is important? ‘cause it helps you read books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you for having a library.

 

Amelia Till

What makes your librarian so great? They read to us. They give you more books.

What do you like most about your school’s library? She is so, so sweet and I like her voice.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Because if people can’t afford books than you can go to the library.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? You are the best librarian ever!!

 

Olivia Thaxton

What makes your librarian so great? She reads to us.

What do you like most about your school’s library? She is calm.

Why do you think having a school library is important? If people can’t afford books the library will give us books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? She is nice.

 

Grayson Vandermolen

What makes your librarian so great? I like the school.

What do you like most about your school’s library? I like how she’s calm.

Why do you think having a school library is important? It helps us write.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I like that they fix our Chromebooks.

 

Cody Wilkerson

What makes your librarian so great? She is nice to us.

What do you like most about your school’s library? To get a Chromebook.

Why do you think having a school library is important? I like the library.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you.

 

 

Jennifer Mueller's class

Remmy Alejos

What makes your librarian so great? Because Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? She lets you get books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? So you can learn.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? You are the best librarian.

 

Amelia Held

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? You can earn prizes.

Why do you think having a school library is important? So you can learn how to read books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you for helping us read books.

 

Hunter Hepp

What makes your librarian so great? Because Mrs. Treen lets us bring home books.

What do you like most about your school’s library? There is so much books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? So you can read books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? You are the best librarian. You deserve a big break and hopefully have a great summer. Bye.

 

Tenley Hobson

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? Get books that other people might not have.

Why do you think having a school library is important? She teaches us how to read.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love you, Mrs. Treen.

little girl with pencil smiling

Finn Kershner

What makes your librarian so great? Ms. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? It has a lot books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Books can help you read.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love the books you have.

 

Luke LaBerge

What makes your librarian so great? Because Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? Because you can get books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Because you can learn.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Thank you for borrowing books from your library.

mueller helping student write

Mariah McCoy

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? Because Mrs. Treen lets you read books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Because Mrs. Treen reads books to us.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? Because I love Mrs. Treen so much.

 

Elliott McDuff

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? I like books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? You have to be quiet.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I like Mrs. Treen.

 

Mackenzie Novak

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen can help you read books.

What do you like most about your school’s library? You can earn a prize.

Why do you think having a school library is important? You get books that other people might not have.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? You have the best books.

 

Maddox Owens

What makes your librarian so great? Because Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? Because it has lots of books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? Mrs. Treen helps us read.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love you Mrs. Treen.

 

Jaxson Parsons

What makes your librarian so great? Because of Mrs. Treen.

What do you like most about your school’s library? I get books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? To learn how to read.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love Mrs. Treen.

 

Paisley Redmond

What makes your librarian so great? Because Mrs. Treen is the nicest.

What do you like most about your school’s library? It has lots of books.

Why do you think having a school library is important? So you can read books.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I love Mrs. Treen.

 

Blake Reisdorph

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen is nice!

What do you like most about your school’s library? Mrs. Treen will help us pick books!

Why do you think having a school library is important? So you can learn how to read books!

What special message do you have for your school librarian? To read to Mrs. Treen.

 

Eli Riel

What makes your librarian so great? You read books to get more smarter.

What do you like most about your school’s library? You get to check out books there.

Why do you think having a school library is important? You get prizes there sometimes.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? She’s very smart. That’s why you know everything.

 

Foster Shoup

What makes your librarian so great? Mrs. Treen is nice.

What do you like most about your school’s library? My favorite thing about Ms. Treen is she likes to help.

Why do you think having a school library is important? We need a library. If we didn’t have a library we can’t learn how to read.

What special message do you have for your school librarian? I like the library.

boy with book

Monica Kreber
kreberm@bcsdschools.net