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Mrs. Becky Kooyman
Hello, my name is Becky Kooyman and I'm happy to be the librarian at McMillan Elementary.
I fell in love with books at an early age and have had a book in hand ever since. I have an Associates of Arts degree in Library and Information Science and enjoy all aspects of managing and teaching in a library. My family and I have made Boise our home for over 16 years and all 5 of our children have been students in the West Ada School District.
For upper elementary students, this year in library we'll be focusing on genres - different types of stories and information found in books - to inspire them to try a variety of books. As they experience new choices, they may cultivate a life-long love of reading by discovering a genre of book that captures their interest and fuels their desire to read.
For our lower grades, we'll continue to practice researching, locating and discovering "just right" books. They love to take their time, search the catalog and shelves to find a book that appeals just to them. I'm impressed with their searching skills and love to hear them sharing books with each other. They are learning and growing and fostering a love of reading.
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis