The Scoop from the Snake-pit!
Dessau MS Library News | April 2022
Welcome to National Libraries Month!
Featured Library Lesson This Month!
But since there's a grave injustice going around banning books and firing librarians, I want to take the time to share exactly how librarians choose books. The lesson is above. All you have to do is click on the title as it's a hyperlink. Students will learn the process of selecting books and "grade" books according to the American Library Association for Book Selection Choice (disguised as a handy rubric). Additionally, there are virtual book titles on slide 6, in case you can't make it down to the library. Thank you to Mrs. West and Mrs. Lorch for allowing me to collaborate with their classes on this writing prompt:
Write a proposal in which you argue which book would be most effective for a school-wide book club. In your proposal, choose an informational or literary text. Use text evidence to help explain how the text you chose is worthy.
It's also Poetry Month too!
1st Annual Spades Tournament
Friday, April 22nd, 3-5:30pm
12900 Dessau Road
Rules to the Spades Tournament
To celebrate the reading of Varian Johnson's Playing the Cards You're Dealt book, the library is hosting a tournament. This is for our 1st Spades Tournament Partners. You MUST sign up with a partner. That partner can either be an adult (parent/family member/teacher) and/or student (must attend Dessau MS). You will need to select an alternate partner in case your adult and/or friend is absent. On the sign-up sheet in the comments, please write the name of your alternate partner. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. There is a $5 registration per team payable to the librarian, Ms. Darnell.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.