In May and June of 2012 five exceptional seniors from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School spent the last 5 weeks of their HS careers executing some amazing projects here at the library.
We wanted to make sure to share these efforts with everyone, so check them out!

Ben Ross – Maggie O’Brien – Margie Diaz

Ben & Maggie & Margie (under the guidance of SP-F HS art teacher, Jeff Gutterman) have created a most amazing must-see new MURAL in the stairwell leading down to the Children’s Department.As you can tell when you see it, the mural was a task the required more time than what just three people could accomplish in the allotted five weeks. With support from the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library, Ben & Maggie & Margie agreed to continue their work and complete the large and complicated mural.
Along with all of the fantastic artwork is an iSpy Challenge that will keep you (and the kids) busy for many visits. Download the challenge and come check it out… see if you can find all the hidden gems.

Download the iSpy Challange Here iSpy Challange

Marissa Visci

Marissa created a Shakespeare bibliography for our first Fanwood Library Shakespeare Festival, as well as Book Guides for The BFG by Roald Dahl and The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischmann. She also led a book group that Summer for those in grades 4-6 featuring the BFG.

Marissa worked as a page at the Fanwood Library for 3 years. In 2011, she created and taught a class she named “Inklings” for young school children. The children wrote and published their own picture books. This year, Marissa teamed up with Abbie Slaugh, another library page, to teach this week long class a second time. She has volunteered in the past to help create Book Discussion packets for library users and has created book group guides for Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea by Cynthia Rylant, and Flush by Carl Hiassen.
Marissa served as an Editor-in -Chief of the fanscotian, the SPFHS newspaper. She will be attending the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland where she will be studying English and Italian.

Download 2 of Marissa’s Projects here:

FML Shakespeare Bibliography

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The BFG Book Guide

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Brenda Ho

Brenda re-covered over 160 well-loved Picture Books in our Children’s Department. With all the variety of things we do at the library these days, books are still at the heart of our mission…. and it all starts with the kids. Thanks to Brenda our collection is more appealing and usable and certainly looks much brighter!

Brenda has been a Library Volunteer for four years in the Children’s Department and has done everything from cuddling newborn guinea pigs to straightening shelves. She will be attending Rutgers University where she is enrolled in a six-year Pharmacology program to earn her Master’s degree in that field.

Here’s just one example of Brenda’s amazing re-covering work: