Glenview Library Letter
Special Edition, December 16, 2014
Fall Semester Due Dates
Let's see if we can end the semester with ZERO lost books and ZERO overdue books!
Monday, December 15: All preK and K books due
Tuesday, December 16: All 1st and 2nd books due
Wednesday, December 17: All 3rd and 4th books due
Friday, December 19: All faculty and staff books due
Book Give Away - Thursday, December 18
- The books are from a First Book grant and from Book 'Em.
- All students will be able to choose one free book to keep.
- Please make sure you sign up by 2:45 on Wednesday for a time to bring your class in. Wednesday afternoon I will send out the schedule.
- It is very important on Thursday that you arrive at the library at your designated time. We'll have two classes every 15 minutes, and we try to give students a few minutes to browse so they can pick a book they are truly interested in and want to read, but we will need to keep it moving in order to get the whole school through in one day. Thanks!
Reading with the Belmont Bruins
Let’s Read With The Bruins packets were in your mailboxes on Monday. Parent letters and the reading log forms will be in your boxes soon. Please explain the program to your students and send the letter and form home with them.
Teachers are asked to inform students of the program and to generate interest for the program. If you would like a women’s basketball poster for your bulletin board or classroom, please call L’Tona Lamonte at (615) 460-5622, email: email@example.com or fax (615) 460-5584. Teachers are also asked to do the following:
- December 15-19, 2014
Explain the details of the program to the students. Make sure the letter to parents and reading sheets are sent home with the students.
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Collect the reading sheets from the students.
- Thursday, January 8, 2015
Collect remainder of the sheets from the students. Give classroom total sheets (Appendix B) to Jackie Gregory.
Nashville Public Library Food for Fines
It’s that time of year again! Nashville Public Library is holding its annual Food for Fines program, where you can donate food to waive your public library fines. This year you can bring all of your donations to school instead of a branch and you can get fines waived for lost and damaged items, too!
Here’s how it works:
- Food for Fines runs from Jan. 5-Jan. 18.
- Check your public library account to see if you have any fines.
- $1.00 will be waived from your account for every non-perishable food item that you bring in.
- Accepted food items:
- Peanut butter
- Canned chicken or tuna
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Canned soups
- Please do NOT bring the following (NPL cannot give them to Second Harvest):
- Glass containers
- Opened containers or packages
- Expired or repackaged items
- Bring all of your donations to me in the library. I will complete a log to send to Limitless Libraries, so make sure you give me the following information:
- Your name
- Your library card number (your employee number if you want fines waived on your educator card)
- Number of cans you’re donating.
The last day to drop off food items at school is Friday, January 16. Items will still be accepted through January 18 at Nashville Public Library locations.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Limitless Libraries Contest for Teachers
It will run from January 6-31, 2015. It’s so easy to enter, and you could win an iPad Mini! All you have to do is request an item from Nashville Public Library using your educator account. Each time you request something using that account, you get an entry in the drawing for an iPad Mini. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter! One winner will be drawn from each school tier (elementary, middle, and high).
Limitless Libraries is tracking the requests through the educator account type, so requests made through your personal card won’t be included. Plus, when you request things through your educator card they can be sent to you here at school, so it’s much more convenient anyway!
Unsure how to get an educator account? You already have one! This year Limitless Libraries uploaded all MNPS educators into their system and created educator accounts for everyone automatically. Your educator account number is your employee ID number. If you’ve used an educator account before, your pin number should be the same. For new educator account users, your pin should be 2014. If you have trouble, just let me know and I can contact Limitless Libraries.
Before you can request items using your educator account, you must activate it. You’ll just need to follow these steps, wait 1 business day for the new information to sync with NPL’s system, and you can start requesting! (The instructions are also in a how-to video on www.limitlesslibraries.org.)
- All Educator Cards must be activated for the 2013-2014 school year. Your card will not work if you do not activate it, even if you used it last year.
- To activate your card, go to www.limitlesslibraries.org and log in using your MNPS employee ID number in lieu of a card number.
- If you are not a first time Educator Card holder, enter your PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN, use the Forget Your PIN? link to reset the number. If you are a first time educator card holder, your PIN will be 2013 until you reset it to your preferred number.
- Once you are logged in, click the Account Settings link on the left hand side of the screen.
- Click the “Edit Options” button.
- Insert and verify your email address into the Modify Personal Information form, select your school, and click “Update Options.”
Please let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully someone from our school will win!