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Mrs. Christine Sturgeon | K-12 Teacher Librarian | Technology Integrationist

Christine Sturgeon, teacher librarian
Mrs. Sturgeon at the 2014 School Library Journal Summit held in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Photo by SLJ.

Here's my biography
Here's my personal/professional blog

Contact me!

By phone: 
712-469-2245 (Manson)
515-542-3211 (Barnum)

In person
Generally, I'm at the elementary school in Barnum on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and the secondary building in Manson on Wednesday and Friday.

Google Classrooms

High School:

Virtual Reality II
Personal Learning
Digital Media

Video Production

Elementary Library

MNW Elementary Library
303 Pierce Street
Barnum, IA  50518

Christine Sturgeon, Teacher Librarian
Krystal Morrow, Library Assistant

All students have a Special in the library once every four days.  TK-2nd grade students have more traditional Library class, with storytime and book checkout.  3rd and 4th graders have a combination of Library and Technology class, while 5th and 6th graders have Technology class.  Once a month, all classes take part in Maker Week, where we do an activity in the makerspace, from making a roller coaster for a marble with toilet paper rolls to making stop motion videos using iPads.  We also facilitate the 1KB4K program for preschool (1,000 Books Before Kindergarten).  

Elementary library at MNW

Secondary Library

MNW Jr/Sr High Library
1601 15th Street
Manson, IA 50563

Christine Sturgeon, Teacher Librarian
Coleen Birkey Martin, Library Assistant


We hold maker nights, where students can bring their parents to the makerspace, a few times during the year and also during the evenings of elementary conferences.