The Weekly Update #4
February 28th, 2023
Welcome March . . . In Like a Lion! 🦁
February was a great month in the library! I really enjoyed highlighting Black History all month along with FZEiAm. We had several classes participate in the "This Day in History" Challenge. We will be awarding three fifth hour classes with a pizza party for their participation. We also had several students break out of our February Breakout Wall. I love seeing all the participation in the various library programs. Mrs. Pate and I work hard to ensure there is something here for everyone, which brings me to the next topic of conversation . . . March library activities!
March will be a fun and busy month. We have a couple different opportunities for getting involved. We will be hosting a STEM Bingo Challenge with an opportunity to win tech prizes. Details for that challenge are below. March is also Women's History Month, so the library will be featuring influential women in the STEM careers on the tv kiosks. Another activity is the annual March Book Madness event. This year's books are based on our top circulated books at East High.
As always, let me know how I can assist you this month.
STEM Bingo Challenge
Science Technology Engineering Math
Click below to access all the links and activities. Some of the activities require a visit to the library. Code with circuits, make music with the Makey-Makeys, and code with a Sphero! You can visit the library before school, during lunch, and if you get a pass from any of your teachers!
Participants will have names placed in a drawing for technology prizes like a Kodak Instant Camera and a mini projector for your phone.
March Book Madness
Our theme for this year's competition is "Most Popular Books". The books featured are the top 16 most checked out books for the 2022-2023 school year so far. Maybe you have read some of them, maybe not. But, guess what???? You don't have to have read the books to take part in the school-wide voting process. Just read the quick descriptions of each book and vote on each of the brackets. The brackets will update weekly for the next few weeks until we have a winning book for the year. Have fun!
Click below to enlarge the FZE March Book Madness Bracket. Read the descriptions of each book. You can also click on each book cover image to watch a brief video trailer.
Breakout Wall Action
We have had several students "break out" of our Breakout Wall this month. February's puzzles were about Black History Month, Valentine's Day, and winter.
Black History Month Challenge
Thank you to the following fifth hour classes for participating in the Black History Month Challenge!
See response below about which activity Mrs. Bono's class liked the most.
Gateway Voting Party
If you read TWO Gateway books, you will be receiving an invite for our Gateway Voting to Go! Stop by the library for a slice or two of pizza, vote for your favorite Gateway Nominee of the year, and collect your prize!
Speaking of Gateway . . . Try One of These Contests!
Book Club Lunch
Anyone who has read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is welcomed to join in on our lunch book club discussion on Friday, March 31. I want to give readers time over spring break to finish the book. If anyone would like a copy of the book, we have plenty of copies! Please let me know if you plan to join in on the discussion. Pizza will be provided!
Coming Next Month . . . Day of Silence 🌈🏳️🌈🌈
GSA and FZEiAm will be recognizing the Day of Silence on Friday, April 14th. This day is all about standing in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community and taking a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools. We will provide buttons for students and staff who want to participate.