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Zilker Library: September 2016

Welcome Back!

Hooray for the 2016-2017 school year! I am so excited to be back for year #2 at Zilker! I am picking back up the Zilker Library monthly newsletter, starting with a Back to School Edition this month. Check out all the things we've been up to in the library since school started, including the exciting author visit we had AND the new furry friends that live in the library!

Don't forget to keep up with us on social media!


Twitter: @ZilkerLibrary

And be sure to read below for information on how to volunteer in the library. We're always looking for new volunteers!

Cheers to an excellent school year,

Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

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Looking for Volunteers!

The Zilker Library is always looking for new volunteers, especially those than can commit to a regular schedule. The times that are needed are:

Monday-Friday morning from 7:45-8:15 am

Thursdays from 8:15 to 9:00 am and 9:45 to 10:30 am

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:30-2:55 pm

If you're interested in volunteering, mark your calendars for the next Volunteer Workshop!

Monday, October 10th:*

8:00-8:30 am

10:00-10:30 am

*Information is repeated at each session, so just pick one to attend.

There is also a Volunteer tab on the Zilker Library website! It includes "How-to" videos, the library schedule and other helpful information. It is password protected. The password is the Zilker mascot. (Email Mrs. Sharp for help!)

Meet Beezus and Ramona, the library guinea pigs!

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Cassie Beasley, author of Circus Mirandus, came to visit!

All About the Zilker Bluebonnet Club!

Twenty new books have been nominated for the 2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award and 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have the chance to vote for their pick of the winner! Students need to read at least 5 Bluebonnet books by mid-January. Once 5 books are read, students will be invited to the Bluebonnet Lunch at the end of January (TBD) to celebrate and VOTE! For more information, visit the Bluebonnet tab of the Zilker Library website.
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In the Library!

Join the Friends of the Zilker Library!

Our advocacy program, the Friends of the Zilker Library, is up and running for its fifteenth year! Wow! This program was started by Mrs. Kraal, Zilker Librarian for 32 years and is continued on for the future. Our goals this year include:

  • purchasing supplies and materials for our up and MakerSpace
  • replacing current armchairs with modern loveseat lounge furniture
  • adding to our non-fiction collection with high-interest topics and updated copies

To make a donation, visit Mrs. Sharp in the library!

Thanks to these Friends of the Zilker Library!

Martin-Baker Family

Cotera Family

Brode Family

Crow Family

Tower Family

Trentham Family

Elder Family

Hughes Family

Ferry Family

Moore Family

Meyers Family

Hilsabeck Family

Russell Family

Hernandez-Gold Family

Bejarano-Blanco Family

Dittmar Family

Frohardt Family

Morin-Schwartz Family

Golab Family

McCollough Family