This month, there are two exhibits worth checking out on the Coutts Library main floor. The next time you’re browsing the stacks or hanging out in between classes, take a look at the information and photos detailing Black history in Alberta. This stand will be in the library throughout the month of February and provides great information either for teaching or merely for personal knowledge.
The second exhibit hails from Sherry Woitte’s EDEL 305 class, showcasing book boxes prepared by her students. Book boxes are prepared to help children tell and retell predictable story books. Important elements of the story–featured objects or central characters (puppets, for example)–are placed inside the box, along with the book itself. After the children have been told the story, they can use the box to remind themselves of the story’s events and be able to tell it to others. The EDEL 305 exhibit features some very creative work from Woitte’s students, using both new and familiar childhood stories.