D97 Library Newsletter

February and March 2020

February is Black History Month & March is Women's History Month

Thank you for visiting our monthly newsletter for all teachers, parents, and community members of District 97. Each month, D97 teacher librarians collaborate to bring you useful information, and highlight some of the things our students are learning in our libraries.

We'd love to hear from you! This month's collaborating teacher librarians are:

Sabrena Robinson from Mann: srobinson@op97.org

Richard Withers from Beye: rwithers@op97.org

February and March Dates to Remember


February 4, 1913 - Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee AL.

February 7, 1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Stockholm WI.

February 11, 1939 - Jane Yolen was born in New York, NY.

February 12, 1938 - Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, NJ.

February 15, 1820 Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, MA.

PRESIDENT'S DAY: February 17

February 19, 1968 - The Debut of "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood".

March 2, 1904 - Dr. Suess was born in Springfield, MA.

March 4, 1966 - Dav Pilkey was born in Cleveland, OH.

March 10, 1959 - Barbie's Debut!!


March, 20, 1954 - Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, NY.

March 25, 1964 - Kate Di Camillo was born in Philadelphia PA.

Here's Something New

1st Graphic Novel to win a Newbery Medal!

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Newbery Medal winner, "New Kid" by Jerry Craft

Moving to a new school and being the new kid is just terrible. Jerry Craft has written an award winning GRAPHIC NOVEL that tells what it is like to be a student of color in a private school but he really wants to be in art school!
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The Oak Park Public Library and D97 librarians collaborated at the 2020 Code Fest. Thanks to all the families that attended.