Hello friends! My name is Sheila Fuchs and I am proud to say that this will be my twelfth year as a Dalton Dragon! I worked at Dalton as a paraprofessional for seven years before accepting my dream job of librarian! I have been married to my husband, Andrew, for twenty-three years and we have two kids, Zachary (21) and Matthew (18), who both graduated from Dalton. I'm originally from Lewiston, but after meeting my pilot husband, we have lived in Arizona and Hawaii, Hawaii being where Andrew was born and raised. We were on Oahu living in Mililani for ten years when we made the decision to be closer to family and decided on Coeur d' Alene. My biological family is living elsewhere, but my heart family is right here at Dalton. I LOVE to be surrounded by the staff and children here, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Each week students visit the library with their class for forty-five minutes. At that time, guidance is given to our Dalton students as to reading selections and reading level appropriateness, but we do need your help. Our school's library books come in a variety of interests and maturity levels to meet the needs of all Dalton students. Please talk with your children about the books they are reading to ensure the content is appropriate for their reading level. Everyone here at Dalton is excited to foster a love of reading in every student. The library schedule for each class is as follows:
Mondays: Rutherford, Schultz, Ogle, Meade, and Nuttelman
Tuesdays: Essex, Siegford, Astin, Boutelle, and Higgins
Fridays: Cleave, Taylor, Woodall, Martin, and Newton
One of the most important duties that I perform is developing and maintaining our library's collection. It's important to keep the collection in good condition, up-to-date, and as intact as possible. Accomplishing these things is a process and one that is never finished. I am always on the lookout for areas of our collection that need updating or weeding based on the academic needs and pleasure-reading wants of our ravenous readers!
All summer, I have been eagerly looking forward to seeing all of the new and returning students and their families. I welcome anyone who would like to volunteer any amount of time that they may have as there is always something to do in the library. Please feel free to contact me, or come and visit!