• Jamestown School Library

    Mrs. Nancy Gravemann


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! 

    I am excited to share literacy with you and your children!

    A little about me….


    • BSE in Elementary Education/NMSU/now Truman State University
    • MA in Library Science/ Lindenwood University

    Formerly a classroom teacher, I am beginning my 16th year 

    as a school librarian, ten of those here at Jamestown

     Philosophy of Education:

    I believe every child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating environment in which they can grow to reach their fullest potential.  It is my hope that I can guide them as they explore learning, share ideas, become effective users of information while fostering an appreciation for literature, and promote respect for all things and all people.


    As a child, I loved reading books, often on my mother’s lap; but it was after I began teaching and became a parent that I discovered my passion for literacy.  It is immensely rewarding to watch a child finish a book and then share their enthusiasm about it with others. Leisure time includes family, friends, gardening, cooking, and of course, 



    “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

                                                                 ~ Emilie Buchwald