Sunday, March 26, 2017
‘Stories Alive,’ student writings in Bellview library
A beautiful bound collection of students’ writing, circa 2016, can be read in Bellview library courtesy of “Stories Alive.”
The book arrived last week, and I gave high-priority to getting it ready for use: assigning its Dewey classification number, creating its record in the catalog and physically labeling the book.
Before we left for spring break, one of the visiting classrooms used library check-out time to leaf through the book. When school resumes, I am sure more students will enjoy seeing their names and classmates’ names in print.
“Stories Alive” is a nonprofit organization that focuses on literacy and performing arts by transforming students’ stories into artistic performances.
Earlier this year, a “Story Machine” was set up to collect students’ submissions, with writing workshops regularly hosted to foster students’ creativity. Several of their stories were brought to life during a school assembly complete with costumes and set.
The stories from this year are being transcribed for publication; that is something to look forward to. This organization has my full appreciation for the excitement of being an author and playwright that it inspires in children.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries-- Lake County CA
- 027.473-Public Libraries--Jackson County OR
- 027.473-Public Libraries--Sonoma County CA
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries--Bellview Elementary
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 746.43-Yarn bombing (Knitting and Crochet)
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal