From the Stacks

Fair School's LMC Newsletter v. 2

Library This 'N That

  • THANK YOU, MRS. JOHNSON! The fabulous Lily will be retiring and leaving us as of January 15th. She has been a lifesaver to me, as a newbie here at FAIR, and also to many of you each and everyday! Please remember to stop in and wish her well this week! She'll be missed!

  • Beep...Beep...Beep: Did you hear Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Braun beeping away with scanners and laptops on carts during December when you visited the library? We completed inventory and have officially deleted all of the books that were lost from the grade level libraries. This means that when students look for books the books listed are actually the books that are here in the library media center! YAY!

  • Next Steps: The next big projects for the LMC are weeding some of the older books out, correcting some books that should be in different genres and training in Mrs. Johnson's replacement. (Please be patient with us!)

Tech Tidbits (AKA Way Cool Stuff!)

American Library Association Youth Media Awards

"The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston." --From ALA Press Release 1/11/2015

How many winners have you read?

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick.

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award, recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

And more....See the complete this here.

January is....

Happy Random Holidays for January! (I left out specific days, it was too much!)

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Bath Safety Month

Be Kind to Food Servers Month

Birth Defects Month

Book Blitz Month

California Dried Plum Digestive Month

Carnival Season

Celebration of Life Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Financial Wellness Month

FirstFolio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Get a Balanced Life Month

Get Organized Month

International Brain Teaser Month

International Change Your Stars Month

International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month

International Creativity Month

International New Year’s Resolutions Month for Businesses

International Quality of Life Month

International Wayfinding Month

International Wealth Mentality Month

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

National Bath Safety Month

National Be On-Purpose Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Clean Up Your Computer Month

National Codependency Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Hobby Month

National Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Mail Order Gardening Month

National Mentoring Month

National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

National Personal Trainer Awareness Month

National Polka Music Month

National Poverty in America Awareness Month

National Radon Action Month

National Skating Month

National Soup Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

Oatmeal Month

Rising Star Month

Self-help Group Awareness Month

Self-Love Month

Shape Up US Month

Teen Driving Awareness Month

Train Your Dog Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

Unchain a Dog Month

Walk Your Dog Month

Worldwide Rising Star Month

Celebration of Life Week: 1-7

Diet Resolution Week: 1-7

Silent Record Week: 1-7

New Year's Resolutions Week: 1-8

Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8

Home Office Safety and Security Week: 3-9

National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 3-9

National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 3-10

Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 4-8

International Consumer Electronics Show: 6-9

No Tillage Week: 6-9

Universal Letter Writing Week: 8-14

National Vocation Awareness Week: 10-16

Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17

National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 13-17

Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 16-17

International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 16-24

Hunt for Happiness Week: 17-23 (Third Full Week)

National Activity Professionals Week: 17-23

National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23

National Handwriting Analysis Week: 17-23

Healthy Weight Week: 18-22

National Bible Week: 18-24

Week of Christian Unity: 18-25

No Name Calling Week: 18-22

Sugar Awareness Week: 18-22

Kid Film Festival: 22-27

National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week: 24-30

Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 24-30

National School Choice Week: 24-29

Tax Identity Theft Week: 24-29

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week: 25-30

National Medical Group Practice Week: 25-29

Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week: 31-2/6

Catholic Schools Week: 31-2/6

Meat Week: 31-2/6