Schumacher Library Think Tank

Winter 2014

Library Transformation!

We are so excited to announce that our new reading area is complete! Student Council approached Mrs. Bright this summer and let her know that they wanted to donate money to create a cozy reading area in the library. Mrs. Bright worked with Mrs. Sundell from The Red Apron and the library was able to undergo an AMAZING transformation! We now have fun tables, a church pew, and comfy rugs to read upon. We were able to get some new (to us) shelving from another building in the district and we reorganized all of our Everybody books. Then, before winter break, our entire Fiction section was reorganized so that all of our books are grouped by genre! Our whole library seems brand new! We are so excited to read and relax in our new space.

A HUGE thank you goes to the Red Apron for donating the furniture to the library. Also thanks to the Student Council for our new rugs! Be sure to take a moment during Parent Teacher conferences to come see how great things look! We love to show off to visitors!

Visiting Authors - Dean Pitchford and Bridget Heos!

Third-Fifth graders had such an amazing time with author Dean Pitchford on November 3. Dean shared a video with us that showcased the huge number of lyrics that he has written. He also shared a little about each of his three books for middle-grade students. He did a fabulous job of getting students excited about reading and we can't keep his books on the shelves!

Kindergarten - Second grade students welcomed Bridget Heos on November 18. We prepared for her visit by creating mustaches to go with her book, Mustache Baby.

Thank you SO much to our PTA for providing these opportunities for our students! Check out some pictures from their visits below!

Books and Breakfast!

Through a grant from the Liberty School District Foundation, 4th and 5th grade students have enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a unique book club called Books and Breakfast. Each quarter, students can check out a common Mark Twain book to read with a family member. Then, on a Friday morning, students gather with other families, teachers, and District staff to enjoy breakfast and talk about what they're reading. It is a fabulous way to start a Friday morning and everyone who has participated has loved the experienced. One mom said, "Both my daughter and I love books individually, but when we can love the same book together - that's really special."

If you are interested in joining us, the last Books and Breakfast meeting of the year will be Friday, March 13 at 8:30 in the library. Please contact Mrs. Bright to register and check out your copy of Capture the Flag.

Congratulations Readers!

A select group of third-fifth graders have gathered in the library to celebrate having read our current award books. In November, we celebrated by having a milk and cookie party! Then, in December, students built their our own Gingerbread houses! Be sure you've read all of the KC3 or Mark Twain books and passed the quizzes so you will be eligible for our final parties in the spring!

Try Overdrive and Follett Shelf on YOUR device!

Our library is so excited that we are able to offer students the opportunity to read books on iPads, Nooks, Kindles, tablets, phones, computers, and other devices. We have THOUSANDS of electronic titles to choose from, and the best part is they are all FREE to our students and they are never lost or late!

To checkout your own ebooks, just download the OverDrive Media Console app from your device's App Store. Search by our zipcode to find Liberty Public Schools. Then, enter your student's username and password to access our collection. You can begin reading books immediately!

Questions? Call, email, or stop by the library. We would LOVE to help you access these resources.

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The Schumacher Library's Twitter account is up and running! We regularly tweet pictures and lessons that we've learned in the library. Be sure to follow us to make sure you don't miss out on any of our fun!