Lions Library

a collection of ideas, media center news, and fun facts

Welcome back!

One thing I love about "back to school" is the renewed energy that everyone comes back with after having a little time off. Your classrooms are looking great and everything will fall into place by the first day of school. I have wanted to get back into the habit of producing a monthly newsletter. This year, I'm committed to doing so! (The power of goal setting!) Many times during the year, I come across information or ideas that I think would be useful to you but I know that the emails get lost in the jumble of daily mail. Hopefully this format will allow me to share several things at once and then you can save these newsletters as a reference for a later time.

Laminating Guidelines

The laminator is a always a "hot" topic at the beginning of the school year. We are so fortunate to have "unlimited" laminating... as long as the laminating guidelines are followed.


  • laminating should be for instructional use ONLY of items that are going to be used multiple times. (Do not laminate student artwork, certificates, holiday placemats... etc.


  • Items going through the laminator should be no thicker than a single sheet of construction paper. (Anything thicker will peel.)

  • What NOT to laminate: Items that contain : staples, glitter, or any raised textures or embellishments, desk dividers/privacy folders , pocket folders , materials that are already laminated or have a slick surface.


  • For liability reasons, only school employees may use the laminator. You may do so anytime between 8:15 and 3:45. (This allows for heating up /cool down times.) Keep in mind that the laminator will enter "sleep mode" and cool down when not used for a 45 minute period of time. It will need approximately 15 minutes to reheat.

Fine Print....

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter or at least scroll down to the bottom! The first 3 people to email me with a comment or suggestion about the newsletter will win a prize!!