Library Happenings

Month of May 2016

Lots of fun in the library for the month of May!

There is A LOT happening in our Purefoy library for the month of May! The handy S'More has great information so grab your favorite summertime beverage to sip on, get a snack and get ready to read!

Library fun facts...

*Library is happy to see your students for special classroom incentives or during their recess if they are injured. However, if you could please give us a quick email as a heads up to know to expect guests it would be greatly appreciated!!


*We will be celebrating Children's Book week May 16-19.

STAAR-tastic times in the library next week

As a loving and gentle reminder, library will be closed next Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday for STAAR-tastic times! :)


Please know that I’d LOVE for you to return books on the cart at the end of your hallway on these days. It will expedite check out as well as provide an errand for your kids to complete since you’ll be trapped in your room. Carts will be at the front of your PODS by the glass wall. Please remind your students not to shop off the cart! I’ll pick up carts and return the books on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.


Here is the schedule and I didn't change your Outlook times as the S'More is going out on Friday at which time I'll be celebrating my niece's graduation from OSU! We are only doing check in (if books aren’t on the cart) and check out. No storytime for any classes next week. We appreciate your help with your readers during check out!


If you have any questions or if I can provide clarification, please let me know. Thanks for your flexibility!!


Thursday, May 12

8:45 – Brooks

9:00- A. Hall

9:15 – J. Hall

9:30- Turman

10:15 – L. Hawkins

10:30 – Atkins

10:45 – Bonn

1:00- Hughes

1:15- Brawner

1:30 – McNeal

1:45- Swaney

2:00 - Jansen


Friday, May 13

Turton/Biggers - 9:30

Sambitan - 10:15

Landers/Micucci/Murrey – 10:30-11:00

Birkhead/Waldner – 11:00-11:30

Miller/Hawkins/Campbell – 11:45-12:15

Sellers/Hunter/Rich – 1:25-1:55

End of the Year dates for library

Wow! I cannot believe it is already time to think about inventorying our library. I'm so happy to have been your librarian this year! Thank you all for sharing your readers, for participating in library activities and for your kindness!


Here are important dates and information regarding students and teacher library book due dates!


May 13 - Last day for check out and for regularly scheduled classes.


May 16-19 - Books & Beach Towels/National Children's Book week and ALL student books due. Books/Beach Towels is how your class returns their books for the End of the Year AND how I can sign off on your EOY checklist. Click below for more information and to sign up. There are 37 time slots so hopefully there will be something for everyone! If not, let me know. Please bring your camera for cute photo ops and anything you'd like to work on during your Books/Beach Towels time as you'll need to stay with your students. I'll be working on pulling your reports of student items that are cleared or outstanding!


May 18 & 20 - 8:30-11:00 Ms. Fowler will present the History of Frisco to 3rd grade. If you've never heard her PLEASE stop by as she is an AMAZING storyteller. She is the namesake of Fowler Middle School and assists with the One Room Schoolhouse thru the Heritage Association.


May 19 - Volunteer breakfast - 8:30-9:30 in the library.


May 23 - ALL teacher books are due. Yes this is a little different, but after conferring with Mary we thought it best. There is a new software program for library check in/outs. The previous system was iffy at best. By turning in your items, I can ensure they are actually in our system. Also, we have bits and pieces to different kits in the Professional Library. If your kit happens to be missing something we can rectify it! Additionally, if you've borrowed something without officially checking it out, right now is a great time to return it! No questions asked! :) As soon as the inventory is done on the Professional Library I will open it back up for you to check out any treasures your heart desires!


May 23-25 - Library closed for inventory


May 26 - Field Day


May 30-June 2 - Closed for inventory. Opportunities for classes to sign up for book talks, reading list previews, summer reading opportunities, etc will be available. Sign up sheets will hopefully be available when you come for Books/Beach Towels!

Books and Beach Towels - Sign Up

Sign up here for Books & Beach Towels. Don't forget to send the reminder note below as well. After all, Books and Beach Towels is fun BUT we really want everyone to return books with their class!

Books and Beach Towels - Reminder Notes sorted by date

Use the attached note to place in folders or send to parents via email! Since your kids won’t be coming on their regularly scheduled day, they will need lots of help remembering to return their books as ALL books are due the day your class comes!