Rebekah Orensten

Phone: 651-744-6881


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice (Hamline University, 2006) M.A. in Library and Information Science (St. Catherine's University 2017). School Library Media Specialist Certification (St. Catherine's University 2017).

Rebekah Orensten

Hello there! My name is Rebekah Orensten and I LOVE my job as librarian at BCMS! If you have any questions, please stop by the library or email me. 

When I'm not at BCMS, I spend time reading and I use the Goodreads app to keep track of how many books I read each year. It's a way for me to take notes on books so I can share with students. I enjoy reading YA novels - A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds is one of my new favorites. Besides reading, I enjoy spending time with family and friends as much as possible. I grew up in a family where we played lots of boardgames and cardgames - my favorites are cribbage, backgammon and Settlers of Catan. Making time for game nights with friends is important to me. 
Picture note: Spring of 2017 Ms. Orensten submitted a grant to Ecolab for makerspace materials. We were gifted the funds fall 2017 to purchase a set of 18 ozobots and 2 ozobot evos along with 12 spheros and 3 ollies with jump ramps and more. Students interested in coding are encouraged to come see me during lunch to explore with the materials. Teachers wanting to use the materials are also welcome to borrow them for their classrooms.