Coker Library News

May

Coker Library Mission Statement:


The library will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which to promote lifelong learners and readers.

Library Events:

Beary Good Books!

Readers who read a good book want to share it with their friends. Here is your chance to share those great books with your Coker Family! These recommendations will be posted in the library for all to enjoy. More information can be found here and here.

BOGO BOOK FAIR

May 16-20 is the Scholastic Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair! The BOGO Book fair is the Library's way of saying "Thank you" and to promote summer reading. This is not a Library fundraiser.

Shopping Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Family Night)

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

4th Grade Battle of the Books

In November fourth graders were given a list of different chapter books. They are encouraged to read as many as possible and take notes in their battle journals. In April, each classroom gave a qualifying test. The top three students and one alternate from each class will demonstrate their knowledge in a quiz-show format in The Fourth Grade Coker Battle which will be held May 18. The winning team represents Coker in the District Battle of the Books on May 23. More information can be found Coker Libguide.

NEISD SUMMER READING GUIDE

This guide was compiled by NEISD librarians and is intended to give students ideas about literature to read over the summer for enjoyment. These lists represent a wide variety of reading levels, genres, points of view, and ideas. While not every book will appeal to every reader, we are hopeful that every reader will be able to find at least one book to enjoy. More information can be found on the Coker Libguide under the tab "NEISD Summer Reading 2016".

COMMUNITY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

There are several businesses in the community that offer reading incentives. You can find out more information on the Coker Libguide under the tab "2016 Community Summer Reading Programs". This will be updated as we receive more information from the community.

Nexus Tablets/eReaders

The Coker Library has 10 Nexus Tablets that can be checked out by students in 3rd-5th grades to use as eReaders. If a student is interested in checking one out they will need a signed permission slip that can be found here.

Author Jeff Mack

In April Author Jeff Mack entertained and educated the Coker students! The students learned about the process of writing and illustrating a book. He even showed the students how to draw their own illustrations!

Research and Technology:

Every week there seems to be a class working on a research topic and/or working on a technology project. April was no exception. Below are some of the classes and the research topics that were explored in the Coker Library.


Ms. Barba's 1st graders had a introductory research lesson on finding information, copyright and citing sources. Second grade teachers, Ms. Niles, Ms. K. Lane, Ms. Eckermann and Ms. Witt classes worked with the iPads on a technology project using a trading card or timeline apps. In fourth grade Ms. McDaniel's class started working on their "Hour of Genius" project. This is a free topic research unit where students choose what to explore. Alternate Energy was the topic for Ms. Gonzales and Rodriguez's fifth grade classes.

Numbers, numbers, numbers...

Books, books and more books!

During April 574 students came to the library as an individual (walk-ins). These students checked out books, used the computers or were working on research. This number does not reflect the class visits to the library for checkouts, lessons and research.


A total of 2895 books were checked out of the library during April. The library is always looking for help checking in books and shelving. Even if you only have 15 minutes after dropping off your children in the morning, we are always looking for volunteers.