Welcome to the Colo-Nesco Libraries

“Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.”
--Laura Bush

A Little About Me ~

My name is Lisa Riese and I have been in education for twenty years.  I am a graduate of The University of Northern Iowa. I have a Masters in Special Education from Graceland University and recently, I finished my second Masters in School Library Studies at the University of Northern Iowa.  
    Throughout my teaching career I have had the unique opportunity to teach many things: kindergarten, 6-8 multiage, seventh grade reading and language arts, 7-8 special education, elementary science, social studies, and even art!  All of these different experiences have given me a great background to work in the library!
    My husband Doug and I live on a farm south of Zearing and we have three daughters.  Caitlyn is a sophomore at Gustavus University in Minnesota, Samantha is a freshman at Wartburg College, and Lauren is a freshman at Colo-Nesco.  They are involved in many sports and activities keeping us very busy as a family. 
    I am very excited to be in the library working with students and teachers in both buildings.  There are many new things going on with resources and learning and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities our students have at their fingertips!


Online Book Club Ordering

Class Code: HHHFD

Be sure to check out the summer reading page for great links to some of the free resources we have through Heartland AEA 11

What is the librarian reading? ~

Early Childhood/Elementary-

Young Adult-

For Fun-

Listening to -