Media Matters

March 13, 2015

James Patterson pledges $1.25 million to school libraries

The following information was received from NCDPI

“This is not a difficult approval process,” Patterson says. Librarians, teachers, administrators or anyone else can nominate a school library anywhere in the United States that serves students from pre-K through 12th grade. “Applicants just have to state what they would do with the money in 200-300 words. What could be easier? I try not to be arrogant in the sense that I know what’s good for everybody else: I simply ask the question: ‘How can I help?’” (Applications are due May 31, 2015.)

Congratulations to Gaye Crowell

Gaye Crowell, Media Coordinator at J.M. Robinson High School, was selected as Teacher of the Year from her peers.

What a wonderful honor this is for Ms. Crowell.

Middle Schoool Battle of the Books

Congratulations to Northwest Middle School who won CCS Battle of the Books.. Thanks to Christine Jalynski, School Library Media Coordinator for preparing her students for the competition, that led to the win.

Also, thanks to all Middle School Media Coordinators for making this a huge success.
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Odell Elementary participates in Charlotte Hornets Book Bus

The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s Book Bus and the Hugo’s Reading Revolution presentation is part of the Charlotte Hornets’ “Excellence in Education” initiative. The purpose and goal of this program is to demonstrate the importance of reading to elementary school children in an effort to address one of Charlotte’s greatest educational issues – youth literacy. The Book Bus will travel to elementary schools within a 30 mile radius of Time Warner Cable Arena. Hugo the Hornet will perform an interactive and entertaining program that inspires students to pick up a book and join the Reading Revolution! After the program, one class from each school will be able to go through the Book Bus and pick out a brand new book to take home.