D97 Library News

February 2016

We LOVE Libraries!

Thank you for visiting our monthly newsletter for all teachers, parents, and community members of District 97. Each month, D97 teacher librarians collaborate to bring you useful information, and highlight some of the things our students are learning in our libraries.

We love to hear from you! This month's collaborating teacher librarians:

Richard Withers rwithers@op97.org, Beye

Mindi Maneck mmaneck@op97.org, Holmes

Interesting days in February...

2/5 Hank Aaron's birthday; 2/6 Babe Ruth's birthday

Two amazing baseball players! Many students love nonfiction, and books about sports facts are a great way to engage minds in literature and math! Browse the 700s at your school or public library for more on sports.

2/9 Hershey's Chocolate, founded 1894. It started as a caramel company, and grew into a worldwide chocolate brand. Celebrate Valentine's day on 2/14 with a favorite sweet (or sweetheart!).

2/24 Steve Jobs' birthday The Apple founder had an incredible work ethic, and a strong growth mindset. Watch this video to hear in Jobs' own words his take on failure.

Chinese New Year, The Year of the Monkey : February 8

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Travel the (Literary) World with Google Lit Trips

Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Pop-up windows with relevant information, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to information relevant to the story make the character's journey come alive. Check out their list of titles alphabetically or by grade.