The mission of the Denver Christian School Library Information Center is to provide a rich, learning environment that fosters student curiosity and a life-long love of learning about God’s world.
With over 20,000 volumes situated on two levels, access to online databases, and two school librarians, the library is an information center that provides students with the resources and skills necessary to become effective users of ideas and information.
Meet Our Staff
Karen Waanders – BSW in Social Work (Dordt College); M Ed. in School Library and Instructional Leadership (in progress)
“I have always loved books and libraries. As a child, I don’t think I ever missed a week of visiting the public library!! My passion and goal in the Pre K- 5th grade Library Information Center is to connect kids with books they want to read. I see each grade level one time a week for library skills education, author studies, and read-alouds. In addition to this, classes schedule time to come and use the library space for research and class projects. It is a joy for me to help your child develop a life-long love of learning!” – Karen Waanders
The quote from the musical Man of La Mancha, “Too much sanity may be madness – and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it ought to be!” — is one of Nancy Waanders’ favorites and touches on what she thinks is an essential goal of a Christian educator: to see life as it ought to be. For when we glimpse life as it ought to be, life as God intended it, we catch a vision of the kingdom of God and enter into his redemptive work in the world. It’s that vision that is fuel for Nancy’s passion in helping people connect word and (God’s) Word to their lives. Recently, she was doing just that as a worship coordinator in a local church and previously as a teacher of literature and language arts at Littleton High School. Nancy is eager to begin the school year at Denver Christian School in her role as middle school and high school librarian, equipping students to construct meaning and discover purpose and working together with teachers, students, and parents in crafting “life as it ought to be”. In other areas of life, Nancy is satisfied by tending her gardens and chickens, amused by the quirky questions her kids ask, motivated by great literature and the great outdoors, and challenged to beat her husband at pinball.
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