D97 Library News

March 2016

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 love to hear from you! This month's collaborating

Mindi Maneck mmaneck@op97.org, Holmes

Jeannie Linss jlinss@op97.org , Hatch

March Dates of Note

3/4 Did you know Chicago was incorporated on this date in 1837?


3/14 Celebrate math on Pi Day. Fun fact: Akira Haraguchi holds the world record for reciting the most digits of Pi from memory - 100,000 - in 2006. It took him 16 hours and 30 minutes!


3/17 It's St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate the luck of the Irish with Fiona's Luck on TumbleBooks (requires an OPPL card to login).


3/23 National Puppy Day Start puppy ownership off on the right paw with a book from your local library. Head to the 636.7's for books about dogs.


March is National Craft Month. Use the Dewey Decimal System to browse the 745's at the OPPL or your school library for crafting books.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Picture Books

I'm finished with Harry Potter. Now what?

As teacher librarians, we receive lots of questions - from teachers, parents, and students - about what to read next. Our library website has a link you may not have noticed: Help Me Find a Book. Head to the Mid-Continent Public Library's list of series books , see what the Oak Park Public Library is recommending, or check out Novelist for suggestions!