Get Those Stories Moving!

Learn how to integrate movement and story into your library program – these techniques are especially appealing when working with special education primary students. You will receive lesson plans that detail story, songs and specific movement activities and view a tape that shows the program in action. Mary Ann and Mary have co-taught these lessons combining their joint expertise as an occupational therapist and a school library media specialist, respectively.

Mary Shands ( has worked at Schalmont Central School District for 17 years as a school library media specialist. For 14 years she was the high school library media specialist. This is her third year as an elementary library media specialist. Mary Ann Efner is a licensed occupational therapist who currently works for Jefferson Elementary School. She has over 34 years working in early intervention and preschool programs. For the past 18 years she has worked with K-12 students at Schalmont Central School District. She is an adjunct professor at Sage College and teaches OT graduate students in their school-based OT courses.