SJMS Library Happenings

April 2016

School Library Month!

April is School Library Month! We have lots of things planned for the month, so stay tuned for the exciting details! Our April calendar is filling up quickly. If you would like to collaborate with us on a lesson or activity, you can fill out our Library Google form, email us, or stop by and see us to talk about how we can help you! We can't wait to hear from you!

Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

Monday, April 25th, 8am to Tuesday, May 3rd, 1pm

SJMS Library

The Spring Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair will be here from April 25 through May 3. This is a great chance to stock up on books for your classroom library! It is also a great way to get a head start on summer reading! The calendar will be available soon to sign up to bring your classes to the fair.

Exciting changes!

Have you noticed the missing bookcases in the library? If you believe the rumor started by Mrs. Walsh, we are adding a coffee bar to the library! Actually, we are getting a Bright Link projector! There is no open wall space in the library, so we weeded outdated books from our nonfiction section and rearranged the remaining books so that we could remove some bookcases. This gave us enough space to be able to install a whiteboard (which we also needed!) and an interactive projector. We are very excited about it and can't wait until it is installed!

Fine policy change

Students have been allowed to check out a book if they have a fine of less than one dollar. As we get closer to the end of the year, students are no longer allowed to check out books if they have any fines. This is an effort to get all fines paid by the end of the school year. Our checkout time is usually cut short due to SOL testing, and we would like to have all student items returned and all fines paid by mid-May. We appreciate anything you can do to help with this!

Do you tweet?

The SJMS library now has a twitter account! Follow us @sjmsreads to stay up to date on what is happening in the library. We will post announcements, info, and even the occasional contest!