PSMS Library

February 2016

Library Activities Calendar

*creative writing club dates have been changed. Meetings will be on Mondays

February 3-5 Candygrams Make A Wish fundraiser $1 donation

February 5 Put up Your Feet & Read in the library (fundraiser) $3

February 8 Creative Writing Club 3-4 pm library conference room

February 9 conferences library closed after school

February 11 No school conferences

February 12 No school

February 15 No school

February 18 TAG all lunches

February 19 Put up Your Feet & Read in the library (fundraiser) $3

February 22 Creative Writing Club 3-4 pm library conference room

February 23 Early dismissal library closed after school

February 29 Deadline for Entries to the Johnson County Libraries Bookmark Contest

Deadline to turn in an entry for the MINI Reading Challenge

6th grade packs the library!

Social Studies students have been working on a World Religions project. This has been a challenging project that requires students to select sources of information, read and synthesize information, and determine which information to include in their presentation. Students had a choice of tools to create their presentations. ELA is working on argumentative papers and will be presenting their arguments in the Pecha Kucha format. Pecha Kucha is the Japanese term for "the sound of conversation" or "chit chat." In a Pecha Kucha presentation, students have a set number of slides to use and a strict time limit for each slide. The slides advance automatically so the presentation has to be concise and on point! This aims to teach the art of presentation so that presenters do not simply read their slides to the audience. Science will soon begin working on a project that focuses on how geoscience processes affect the distribution of the Earth's resources. Thanks 6th grade!


Shelfie is an Android and iOS app that can help you find audiobook and ebook versions of your favorite books. To use Shelfie simply take a picture of a book and the app will search for an ebook or audiobook version of a book. Some of the ebooks and audiobooks that the app locates are free and others require a purchase. The app also allows you to create a shelf of your books.

"Stay Home and Read a Book!" Ball

The Johnson County Library Foundation is excited to share with you a unique upcoming event that encourages a whole community to share their love for reading and the Library.

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, we’re hoping for pictures of you and your favorite book, the whole family reading together, your fanciest Ball-worthy reading garb, your coziest footie PJs, or purrrrhaps your favorite furry reading buddy! Post using the hashtag#jocobookball and share your love of reading and the Library! You can also tag us on Facebook or Twitter.

Our honorary host is New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn: read her letter of support.

Thank you for helping us spread the love of reading and our Library! We are very excited to see your fun pictures on social media!

You can also make a donation to help support the Johnson County Library’s programs and services.

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Johnson County Library Bookmark Contest -- deadline is February 29th

Bookmark Contest: In celebration of National Library Week our Friends of the Library is hosting a bookmark design contest. Winning designs from each age category are printed and distributed at all Johnson County Library locations. Please encourage your students to submit their work.Submissions are due Monday, February 29! P.S. There is an adult category! So don’t let your students have all the fun and submit your art too!

Prairie Star Middle School Library

Lisa Nocita, NBCT Library Media Specialist

Meryl Mayer, library paraprofessional 7am - 3pm

Kristin Brzon, library paraprofessional 8am - 4 pm