CCC Library Newsletter

Mrs. Williams - October 2019

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Thank you to all the families that visited my little stand at the fall festival! I greatly enjoyed seeing our students with their families!

Spin and win wheel was lots of fun! Hopefully, I can have it at my November Book Fair (depends on the number of my volunteers :)

HOW MANY SNOWBALLS IN A JAR guessing game was very popular!

Three (3) students guessed the correct amount, which was 57.

The winning students are:

Marshall in Mrs. Willard class
Noah in Ms. Buchman class
Sophie in Mr. Lopez class


Each student will receive 15 scholastic dollars certificate to use during the November book fair.

The certificates will be given to students the week before the book fair during their library time.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to help with our upcoming book fair. If you would like to volunteer at the book fair please sign up below.

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Scholastic Book Fair is Coming! November 15 - 22

Dear Parents and Families,

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

· Set the example. Let children see you read.

· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.

· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Family Event: November 15 (Friday) from 3pm till 5pm. Come check out the Book Fair in the Library and enjoy some hot cocoa in the Kindness Garden located next to the Library. “All for Books” donations are welcome. “All for Books” donations will be used to buy books directly from the Book Fair for our Library.

November 18 – 22 (Monday-Friday): the Book Fair will be open every day during Parent/Teacher conference week from 1pm till 4pm Come get books for holiday giving! Books are a perfect gift for your children, family members and our teachers. Check a “Teacher Wish List” section at the Book Fair.

Additionally, students can preview and shop the Book Fair during their scheduled library time.

Two NEW shopping options! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. If you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping. We’ve partnered with the Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)!

Visit our homepage to get started:

If you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, stay tuned for more information coming up soon in a CCC Library Newsletter.

We hope to see you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, 55% of all sales goes back to our school library.


Mrs. Williams


Carlin C. Coppin School Library

Copy of the above letter with the book fair flier will be distributed to our students after Halloween.

look for it in your student's backpack.

Thank you!

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Thank you to Kiwanis of Lincoln for their Library Donation!

A big thank you to Kiwanis of Lincoln for their generous $1200 donation to our Library. I will soon be ordering more books for our library!

Kiwanis of Lincoln also donates books to our library so I can give them away to our students before summer! Our students love free books!

We sure appreciate everything they do for our library.

I had our students sign a special thank you which I framed and then gave to Kiwanis representatives during our meeting. They sure liked it!

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The Scholastic Book Fair in May 2019 was extremely successful and so far I was able to acquire about 150 new books for our library with Scholastic dollars. I've been cataloging new books every day! My volunteers help with covering the books. The pictures below show the new books before and after they are processed and covered. So far we've added about 100 books that are ready for circulation.


I'm happy to share with you the process of adding new books to our CCC library collection.

Ready to be processed

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Being processed

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Each book purchased with Scholastic dollars gets a special sticker.

When your students/children bring books from the library, you can recognize the newest books purchased with Scholastic dollars by a special sticker I created to acknowledge the source of the book.
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All done!

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Ready to be displayed!

I display all new books for students in one spot. I try to keep new books for younger students on the right and for the older students on the left of my display. Also, f I have 5th graders coming in, I make sure 5th grade level books are displayed. If I have 3rd graders come in, I make sure their level of books is displayed. It's amazing to see how my display gets empty once the students leave the library :)
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Shipment of new books!

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Rewards for Library Volunteers and Students with exceptional library manners

Once in a while I reward my library volunteers when they help with shelving. They get to pick from the library treasure chest or from the reward books section. I also reward students for their outstanding library manners. When you see your students bring home a new pen or a reward book from the library, it means they helped in the library or showed their manners.
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CCC Library Newsletter from May 2019 included below

I've decided to include my Newsletter from May 2019 in case you didn't get a chance to read it before summer. It was a very busy time of the year! I'm happy to announce that almost all the books our students requested I was able to acquire for our library!

I'm looking forward to the next Scholastic Book Fair that will be in November 2019 during Parent Teacher Conference week. Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you,

Mrs. Williams

CCC Library Newsletter- May 2019


Dear Carlin C Coppin Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success and it’s all thanks to you! All the purchases made during the book fair totaled in about 7800 dollars! I chose to receive Scholastic dollars as my profit which is 50% of the total sales. Since I chose to receive only Scholastic dollars, Scholastic gave me an additional 5%, so I ended up receiving 55% of total profit in Scholastic dollars! Additionally, I attended a Scholastic workshop for which we received some more Scholastic dollars. (I'll attend another workshop next school year:)

After adding it all up our library has received 4000 in Scholastic dollars to get new books for our library!

After the book fair during library time students got a chance to browse Scholastic catalog and look for titles they would like to see in the library in the next school year.

The most popular titles are the following:

  • Owl diaries series
  • Raina Telgemeier Books ( Ghosts, Smile, Sisters)
  • Babysitters club series
  • Dragon masters series
  • Harry Potter (I’m getting a whole new set as the current one I have is pretty used up)
  • Diary of an awesome friendly kid
  • Ranger in time series
  • Stolen girl and The Girl in the locked room ( both titles are for 4-5 graders)
  • Pokemon books
  • Bad Guys

Non-fictions book:

  • Football and basketball
  • Cars and motorcycles
  • rocks and minerals
  • horses

I’m definitely getting everything my students would like to read plus some of my choices :) (until I run out of Scholastic dollars)

If anyone has suggestions, please write to me with suggestions. My email is

I'm going to have a book fair in November 2019 and then again in May 2020 so there's lots to look forward to!

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My husband took this picture while he arrived with our son to check the book fair somewhere after 6pm. It took them a while to get in! :) I never left the library during the Open House so I I'm glad I have this picture to share with everyone :)
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This is how our library looked like during the Book Fair :)
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Here I am with the Dog Man- kids loved to see Dog Man visit our Book Fair!

All For Books

You might have noticed that during the book fair you were asked at the cash register if you would like to donate to All for Books by rounding up to the nearest dollar. There was also an "All for Books" box where you could put your spare change. It all added up and at the end of the book fair I pulled few books from the fair and bought them using the "All for Books" funds. I put the sticker in each book to indicate it was purchased with "All for Books" money.

Pictures below show the books I got. Thank you!

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Thank you to all Book Fair Volunteers!

A big shout out to all my volunteers, parents, students, and my family! I couldn't have made it without your help!

Stay tuned for a sign up genius in the new 2019/2020 school year! I'm planning to have a book fair during parent/teacher conference week which falls on the week of November 18, 2019. It will be a great time to get books for Christmas and Holiday break!

I might need some help covering the new books I will be getting from Scholastic after summer. If I do, I'll create a sign up genius for that as well. (I will be processing the books myself to save on the cost) I would like to have the books available when students get back to school.

Thank you for all your help! I sincerely appreciate it!

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Summer Book Giveaway in the library- a gift from Downtown Lincoln Kiwanis Club

A big thank you to Kiwanis Downtown Lincoln for donating books to our library so all students could have books to read in the summer! During the last two (2) library classes our students got to choose up to two free books to take home. They were all pretty excited and happy that they got to keep the books "forever" :) I tried to go through the boxes of donated books and then choose some titles that I knew a specific class would enjoy more, for example I knew that Mrs. McGrath class loves astronomy books or Mrs. Radtke class loves Harry Potter books. There were also some ex-library books in the donation pile so if you see an ex-library book it will have a "discarded" stamp on the title page.
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Past Yearbooks in the library

Students got a chance to look at past yearbooks during the last week of school. They really enjoyed finding pictures of themselves when they were in Kindergarten, especially our 5th graders! With some students we even look at older yearbooks to find their parents! It was a great experience and we will do it again next year!