Meet Ms. Maloney, a 14 year veteran English teacher. She loves connecting with her students over literature and helping them grow into responsible, engaged citizens. She usually teaches seniors.
However, this year she is teaching four classes of freshmen. They are worlds different from her seniors: immature, unfocused, and having a hard time adapting to high school. The change in her grade level focus has sucked the joy out of teaching for her.
Ms. Maloney needs to rely on the library and skilled librarian more than ever to help her freshmen gain the skills and perspective they need to be successful in high school.
Meet Ana, a gifted student. She loves science and working with her hands.
She visits the library to print work for class, but she doesn't spend a lot of time there. After all, she doesn't enjoy reading, writing, or research. She would rather be in the robotics lab.
Meet Aidan, a struggling reader. He tells everyone he hates to read because he doesn't want anyone to know that it's difficult for him. He goes to the library during study hall so he can sketch without distraction, or sneak a nap on the couches.