Amazon’s Summer Reading Photo Contest-Enter by 8/3/2015

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We hope that everyone is finding something enjoyable to read this summer. Reading is its own reward, and now there’s a fun contest that celebrates summer reading.

Enter Amazon’s Kindle summer reading contest for a chance to win a Kindle prize pack for the whole family. By August 3rd, share a photo of your child reading here.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18+, and a parent or legal guardian of a child under 18 years of age. Limit one entry per person and e-mail address per day.

A Year of Author Studies

We’ve had a terrific year reading books by great children’s authors. Many of them offer book-related activities on their web sites, as well information about what they are doing now. Visit our featured authors’ web sites by clicking on the images below:

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Laurie Keller

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Brett

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Henkes

 

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It’s That Time of the Year Again–Bring ‘Em Back!

As we head into the last weeks of school (how’d that happen?), we ask that you please return all library materials that have been borrowed so that they can be re-shelved before we leave for the summer. So please, take the time to search for all those books. Here’s a handy checklist of Places to Look for Lost Library Books and a cute video parody–bring them back!

Thanks to Bonnie Branch Middle School for sharing the above video.

Just in Time for National Library Week

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National Library Week is being celebrated April 12-18th. The theme this year, Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library echoes the idea that libraries are more than just books. At today’s libraries (which include school, public, academic and special libraries), patrons can find informations sources, as well as tools and technologies that help them explore a wide range of interests and activities.

Common Craft, the people who make great short videos to educate others on many technology-related subjects, has just released a video called Libraries in the Internet Age. It does a great job of explaining what today’s libraries are all about:

Celebrate National Library Week!

Stuck Inside During the Blizzard? Try Some Science & Technology Fun

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If the latest snowstorm has left you feeling cooped up inside, why not try some hands-on science fun? The folks at Howcast have assembled more than 50 short videos on creating cool things like a balloon-powered car, 3-D glasses or a mini hovercraft. Make sure to have your parents’ permission before attempting to make anything on your own.

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Happy Holidays!

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year!

Online Book Fair Continues Through Nov. 5th

ShopOnlineBookFairThe cases and boxes may be gone from the library, but you can still continue shopping!

Visit our online fair, and you can still find  a great selection of books and other items. Purchase online, and items will be shipped to the school free of charge.

There are also books remaining to donate to the library and to some of the students’ classrooms. Please contact Mrs. Lorbert about these donation opportunities.

All purchases benefit our school–thank you for your support!

Our Fall Book Fair is Going On Now!

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Our Fall Book Fair opens on Wednesday Oct. 22nd, Parent-Teacher Conference Day and will be open from 9:00 am-2:30 pm in the Library. The fair will continue through Monday, October 27th, during school hours. You’ll find a great selection of books and related gift items.

Can’t make it to the fair?  A selection of items will be available for purchase online. You can visit our Online Book Fair website  by clicking on the icon below.  The Online Fair will be open through November 5th, and all items ordered online will be shipped to the school at no cost to you.

Classroom wish lists will be posted, and you will be able to donate books to the Library or your child’s classroom.