Welcome to Library! My name is Mrs. Libby Snyder, and I am SO excited to explore stories and information with you in the libary this year!
Library Webpage: Gray's Woods Library
The 2020-21 school year is my seventh year working in the State College Area School District. I served as librarian for Lemont-Houserville in 2017-18, and have been the STEM teacher for Spring Creek Elementary for the past two years. Getting kids excited about stories, books, and research through library instruction is my passion, and I am thrilled to be joining the Gray's Woods Wolf Pack as your librarian!
I grew up in Wisconsin, went to college in Minnesota, and before moving to Pennsylvania six years ago, my husband and I lived in Minnesota, New York, Florida, Colorado and Illinois. In Illinois, we spent four years living in the heart of Chicago (Go Cubs!), where I worked as museum educator and staff trainer for Chicago Children's Museum, followed by nine years in Peoria, where I worked as an adjunct professor at Bradley University while focusing on raising three young children. I returned to school in 2012, earning a Masters of Library Science from University of Illinois, followed by a teaching certification from University of Pittsburgh and Penn State.
Outside of school, I can typically be found drinking coffee, listening to audiobooks, driving my now high school and middle school age children to their activities, or watching funny TV shows with my family. We love music and theatre in our house and can't wait for the day when we can attend those events safely again!
Gray's Woods Elementary - Days 1, 2 (AM), 3, 4, 5
Park Forest Elementary - Day 2 (PM)
Bitmoji Mrs. Snyder Mrs. Snyder at School Mrs. and Mr. Snyder The Snyder Teens