Martin Walker Library News

September 2015

Kindergarten-Second Grade Books and Beyond Reading Incentive Program

Our 2015-2016 Books and Beyond: Reading Monsters kicked off two weeks ago. Each student in grades K-2 received a folder with a parent letter of welcome and instructions along with a book. This is a recreational reading incentive program. Students and their parents are encouraged to read together each night and keep a reading log. When the log is filled with 24 titles return it to school to earn a necklace and reading charms. (It is the students’ responsibility to keep up with their necklaces and charms – no replacements will be issued. ) When a child completes their 5th, 10th, and 15th sheet they also earn a reading medal at the Top Dawg assemblies.

Third-Fifth Grade Fall Reado - Reading Incentive Activities

Students in 3rd-5th grade are invited to participate in the reading incentive program: READO which a bingo style card of various reading activities. This card can be accessed at any time on the library website at The goal is for 3rd-5th graders to become more independent readers and learn to view reading as a pleasurable pastime.

Pizza Hut Book It!

October 1, is the kick-off for the Pizza-Hut Book It reading incentive program. You will receive a letter and instructions about participating. There is a free app you can download to track your student’s progress as well as a paper option.

Boxtops for Education, Campbell's Soup Labels, and My Coke Rewards

Gather up your Boxtops, Campbell Soup Labels, and My Coke Rewards and send them to school. We collect and count Boxtops in the library. We track the classes to see who turns in the most Boxtops. Check the school homepage to see who is in the lead. In addition to clipping Boxtops we would like you to visit the Boxtop website at and register to be one of our school supporters. When you register you can see how our school is doing, earn bonus Boxtops, and find coupons for products. We also collect and redeem Campbell Soup Labels. With My Coke Rewards you can send your codes and bottle caps to the school to redeem or you can create your own account at My Coke Rewards and donate them directly to the school. We appreciate all your donations.

Library Orientation Meeting

Join us for a parent library orientation meeting. Learn about the library catalog - Destiny; the Destiny app for smartphones and tablets; free databases; and how to obtain a parent library account. Watch for a registration letter soon. October 6, 13, or 15???