Sunset Valley Library Newsletter


Katherine Applegate Author Visit

On Wednesday, October 4th Katherine Applegate will present her new book, Wishtree, to an audience of over 500 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders from Sunset Valley, Galindo, St. Elmo, and Joslin elementaries at 9:30am in the Sunset Valley cafeteria.

Library Usage

General Statistics

Class days: 20

Classes seen: 580

New adult accounts created: 29

Circulation: 3,022

New titles processed: 32

Collaboration and Instructional Units

-Back to School Night: sign up for adult library account and origami maker space.

-SVE Kid's Lit Book Club First meeting: discussed Lemons by Melissa Savage and shared other titles that could be recommend to or used for instruction with our students.

-Student Council officers worked to write an introduction for Katherine Applegate author visit.

-Library lessons: US Celebrate Freedom Week (9/11), Hispanic Heritage month, book care, searching the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and building enthusiasm for Wishtree.

-Professional development: best practices for preschoolers in the library, and cataloging.

Coming up in October

10/4 Katherine Applegate author visit

10/30-11/3 Scholastic Book Fair- Wild West theme

11/3 SVE Kid's Lit Book Club- We will be discussing Wishtree and sharing any other titles read this month.

In the library we will be learning: how to access eBook resources, continuing Hispanic Heritage, Austin ISD Pride week, review check out procedures, book care, and finding books using the OPAC.