LS Library News

April 2018

Dear Families,

We are wrapping up a great reading year in Lower School! Just six more weeks...

Here's what you'll find in this issue:

  • StoryWalk video
  • Poem-in-your-Pocket Day
  • Library calendar
  • Overdues & lost books
  • Upcoming author visit

Happy reading,


Thanks for another great StoryWalk!

Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day

Last Thursday, we celebrated Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day in the library at lunch recess by creating a poetry cafe atmosphere for students to recite either original or favorite poems. Check out the video below for some highlights!

End-of-year Library Calendar

Week of May 14 - 18 - Last week of library checkout

Thursday, May 24 - ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE*

Friday, May 25 - Kelly Starling Lyons author presentation at 1:15pm in the multi

*Students may still visit and read books in the library until the very last day of school. Teachers may also check out books to supplement their classroom libraries until the end of the year.

Overdues & Lost Books

Overdue notices are automatically sent every Friday afternoon at 3pm. Please look for and return any books listed. Thanks for your help in getting our readers organized and helping them be responsible for our shared materials!

  • If you believe a book to be lost, please contact Natalie to determine the appropriate course of action (replacing the book or paying the replacement fee).

  • If you are still looking for a book, please keep searching! Your child may continue to check out books in the meantime.

  • If you believe a book was returned, let Natalie know - we can look for the book on the shelf for you.

Upcoming Author Visit

We are excited to host local author Kelly Starling Lyons at the end of May! Kelly has written numerous picture books for children as well as a new chapter book series featuring the character Jada Jones. She is also the co-founder of The Brown Bookshelf blog, which reviews and highlights books by African American authors. She lives in Raleigh with her family, and if you frequent Quail Ridge Books, you just might see her (or one of her signed books!).

Kelly will speak to the whole Lower School at 1:15pm on Friday, May 25. Parents are welcome to attend!