in the HH Library
Literary Pumpkin Patch
Reading Promos and Holiday Reading
The Six Flags Six Hour Reading and Schlitterbahn Waves of Reading start right now! You'll have through January to finish.
Students will receive the logs at some point before the break (printable replacement PDFS will be posted on the library website within a few days if they get misplaced). Six Flags requires six hours of reading, Schlitterbahn requires ten. That first six hours can be the same books, they don't have to be different titles.
Both are due in January and no extensions can be permitted. Best to turn it in early if you finish. Make sure it's clearly filled out and names are legible.
Fill it out with FREE reading outside of school hours. Any kind of free reading is OK (yes, audiobooks count! Graphic Novels count! Any kind!). Bring back the signed log. You'll get a spirit stick within a couple of days and in late April and early May (yes, that part is a LOOOOOOONG ways away ... Ms. Oliverson doesn't have any control over that) you'll get your free, non-transferable ticket to Schlitterbahn and Fiesta Texas!
Just as a head's up ... I do usually allow the students to check out one extra book over the break to make sure they have PLENTY of reading. That means ...
PreK might have 1-3 books.
K-2 might have 3 books and
3-5 might have 4 books.
They do need to have a clear account (no overdues) for this privilege. We don't charge fines for late books but we do need students to return overdue books before checking out new titles. The best idea? Keep them in backpacks or bookboxes at school when not actively reading!
Flat Stanley and Flat Gingy with Second Grade
But with Electronic Library Resources Students Could ALWAYS Have FIVE EXTRA BOOKS!
Username: first initial + last name (up to 10 letters) + last 4 digits of ID number @ stu.neisd.net (no spaces or + signs when entering online)
Password: Full student ID number
There is a new app called Sora that is a student centric way to access Overdrive books. If you are familiar with Libby (from the public library) it's sort of like that. Overdrive still works, of course, but you now have options. Same content, just a different interface!
If you as a parent would like to check out library materials (either print or electronic) please fill out this link and Ms. Oliverson will be in touch. Make sure to like our Facebook fan page for suggestions when Ms. O notices a particular favorite that is available at the moment.
A Huge Thanks to a Special Volunteer
Monthly Circ Stats
From Oct 1-Oct 31 we circulated 3068 items. That's actually a low number ... usually it's higher but one of those weeks was bookfair where that was mostly the focus!