D97 Library News

January 2016

Happy New Year!!

Thanks for visiting our monthly newsletter for all teachers, parents and community members of District 97. Each month, teacher librarians collaborate to bring you great information to highlight the experiences our students have in our elementary school libraries. We hope you find this information useful and value any feedback that you care to share.

Sharon Pearce spearce@op97.org Longfellow

Kathy Rolfes krolfes@op97.org Mann

January Red Letter Days:

  • 5th- National Bird Day -celebrate at school with a bird feeder craft, bird-brained jokes, or share abook like Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart (Monarch Award).
  • 9th-National Static Electricity Day It's a science thing! Learn how atoms cause crazy hair.
  • 11th-American Library Association: Youth Media Awards! see below for details.
  • 18th-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Find a biography about MLK, watch the famous speech, or explore related topic from the Civil Rights Movement.

Some of our favorite book series

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Novelist K-8 Plus via Oak Park Public LIbrary

Enjoy reading a certain book, series, or author? You can find similar books using this amazing resource! Simply search for the title you enjoyed, and find matches for title or author "read alikes". Then search the library catalog and place the book on hold to pick up at your nearest public library location. Novelist K-8 Plus Scroll down the page to find the database. Enter your oppl library card number and pin to begin searching.