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Letter from the Librarian


I wanted to send everyone an update of events that have taken place or will take place within the library. It has been a very busy and productive school year so far. The LCPA library has had over 5,000 books circulated with almost 300 class visits for check-out, research, or lessons this past semester! I am looking forward to seeing those numbers grow. I hope that you find this newsletter to be informational and maybe even a bit entertaining.

Happy Reading!

Brooke Fuendling

Book lover, sports enthusiast, technology addict, and your local Library Media Specialist!

Read It!

2015 - 1st semester in review

Summer Reading Program

There were over 150 students who read at least one book over the summer and passed an AR quiz over said book within the first two weeks of school!

The students were rewarded and recognized for their efforts with an ice cream social. Belfonte was very generous and donated all of the ice cream. The students had an amazing time and I hope to do something similar next year!

If anyone would like to contribute ideas to next years summer reading program please contact me.

(Below you will see just a small portion of the students who participated in the ice cream social.)

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Teen Read Week "Getaway @ your Library"

The library hosted several events for Teen Read Week this year. The national theme for TRW was "Getaway @ your Library." The library hosted a social media scavenger hunt and an after school hang-out where students watched a movie, enjoyed snacks and painted some dreary book ends.

Social Media Scavenger Hunt

Participants took pictures according to the six prompts (see image below) and then posted them on Twitter using @KCMOLincoln and #LCPALibrary. We choose 4 students who completed and did an exceptional job with their images. There were 4 winners who were treated to some awesome prizes!

Bookend Decorating

Students were able to imagine and create by painting a bookend with their favorite design. Some were LCPA themed, some were book themed, but they all were original. They all turned out great and they help to brighten the library shelves today.

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100 Point Club Celebration

Over 45 6-10th grade students qualified and participated in the 100 point club! They did a great job and were treated to lunch, relaxation, and giveaways in the library before winter break.

What is the 100 point club you ask???

All 6-10th grade students participate in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. They choose a book, read it, and take a quiz over it. Each book is worth a different amount of AR points. Students must earn a specified amount of points based on their grade level. If a students earns 100 AR points or more per semester they qualify for the 100 point club!

(I apologize. I did not take pictures during the celebration this semester.)

Learn it!

Want to be more involved in LCPA?

At LCPA we are proud to say that we are a not just a group of educators. We are family. We want our parents to feel the same and join the camaraderie. If you would like to volunteer in the library for a library event or just to help out we would LOVE to have you!

Contact me for more details!

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Tech it!

Is there a piece of technology that helps you or your students that you would like to share? Please email me and I would love to share it in the next newsletter!

OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Mobile App:

This is a great app that is FREE and compatible with all devices. Students can also read books on their school laptops. Once a book is downloaded students do not need the internet to read. Did you know that each student was assigned a library card number when they enrolled in the Kansas City School District? Well, using that library card number students can check-out E-books using Overdrive through the Kansas City Public Library! Watch the video below for step-by-step instruction on how to use the OverDrive app.

Would you like to use OverDrive and check out books from the Kansas City Public LIbrary??

Contact me!

I would love to show you how to use the app and help you get a library card!

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