Adell Bridgeford donated approximately 584 books, stuffed animals, characters, puppet kits, big books, card games, tapes, and posters, all related to children’s literature, to the Minnesota State University Moorhead Curriculum Lab in the library. Bridgeford was a school media specialist for the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school district for 37 years. And she plans to donate more in the future.
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is a special unit within the MSU Moorhead Library providing materials and assistance to students and faculty of the Teacher Education programs. All students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public may use the resources of the CMC. The CMC is located on the 2nd floor of the library.
“All of these materials will enhance the learning experiences of students preparing to become elementary, middle school and high school teachers,” said Curriculum Materials Librarian Pam Werre. The materials that MSUM doesn’t keep will be donated to libraries in the Northern Lights Library Network.
The CMC houses educational resources that provide curriculum and instructional experiences for PreK-12 students. These materials are used by educators to develop curricula and lesson plans and may also be used in actual instructional situations. The materials also provide information for those doing research.
“I was at a meeting with Pam Werre and she showed me around the center. I just thought it was the perfect place to donate my things,” said Bridgeford.
All of these materials will enhance the learning experiences of students preparing to become elementary, middle school, and high school teachers.