News from the HEMS Library

April Edition

It's library month (oh, and poetry month too)!!!

Each time you visit this month, we'll have special activities and contests to celebrate both - starting with this week's poetry read aloud!!


In honor of National Library and National Poetry month in April we will be hosting a book spine poetry contest in the HEMS library. The winner of this contest will receive a gift certificate for the Buy One Get One Free Book Fair coming to the library May 3-6!!


1. Build a poem (using at least 3 books - see my example on the left)

2. Take a picture (If you're in the library - just let Mrs. Simpson know when you're ready and I'll take a photo for you)!!

3. If you build your poem outside of the library, just submit your picture to Mrs. Simpson ( to enter!

*Please make sure all book spine poems entries are appropriate and are your original work!

New to Your Library!

Look for these new books on display in the library. Looking for something else? Use the book recommendation form to let us know what you'd love to find in the library!

Brain Break!!

If you've earned FIVE bulldog bucks. Ask Dawn about having a brain break in the library! Come down to read, color a picture, play a game, or just sit and meditate. The library is a great place to take a break!!

Have library questions? Email Mrs. Simpson!!