Martin Walker Library Newsletter

News From Library Land

Fall Book Fair Summary

The fall book fair was very successful! We raised $1100 that will be used to support the library program. Much of the success was due to fantastic volunteers who donated their time to help in the fair. We cannot thank you enough for your help. The online fair will continue until Nov. 26 so if you would still like to shop feel free to visit our online fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/martinwalker.

October Statistics

The library is a very busy learning environment. Here are our October statistics along with the totals for the year.


Class visits: 115 with a total of 236 for the year

Walk-ins: 785 with a total of 1417 for the year

Circulation: 4026 items circulated with a total of 7106 for the year


Many new and awesome books have been purchased for the library and will soon be available for students to check out.

Author of the Month

In an effort to help students find a appropriate book we are spotlighting a different author each month. Last month we studied about Chris Van Allsburg, the author of the Caldecott winning books: Jumanji and The Polar Express. We all enjoyed reading his book: The Widow's Broom a good slightly scary story perfect for Halloween. The book fair has put us a little behind but our next author is Eve Bunting. Eve has been writing for over 50 years and has written many picture and chapter books. We are enjoying her Thanksgiving title: A Turkey for Thanksgiving. Our authors are highlighted on a bulletin board in the cafeteria.