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updated: 3/31/2017 10:35 AM

Rachel Reinwald Honored By District 41

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  • Rachel Reinwald,Youth Services Librarian and School Services LiaisonLake Villa District LibraryMeg Gruchot, Lake Villa District Library

    Rachel Reinwald,Youth Services Librarian and School Services LiaisonLake Villa District LibraryMeg Gruchot, Lake Villa District Library

 
Nina Kenney

According to Dr. Lynette Zimmer, District 41 Superintendent, the school board recognizes a citizen of the year for the district. "This year our principals nominated Rachel Reinwald for her amazing work," said Zimmer. "Rachel was unanimously approved for this honor by the full board."

As the School Services Liaison, Reinwald works closely with classroom teachers to ensure that the library's materials supplement the district's curriculum. She regularly visits classrooms giving book talks and working with students on library related projects. One such project is Battle of the Books, a trivia competition using the Rebecca Caudill nominated titles. This year's effort has attracted nearly 60 student participants.

"We are thrilled that Rachel received this honor from District 41" said Lake Villa District Library Director Andy Lentine. "She's so dedicated and for her to be recognized by those who work closely with her is truly wonderful."

Reinwald will receive the Citizen of the Year award at the April 10 Board of Education meeting.

Reinwald received her Master of Library and Information Science degree and a Library Media Specialist certificate from Dominican University. She holds a BA in English Literature and Secondary Education from the University of Illinois.

Lake Villa District Library enriches life in our community by connecting people with resources, services and each other. For more information, visit www.lvdl.org.