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Jackson-Keller Library Newsletter- April Edition

Library Happenings

Upcoming library events:

April: National Poetry Month; read a poetry book

April 10-16: National Library Week

May 5: 2nd grade Fairy Tale Bowl

May 12: 4th grade Battle of the Books

May 13: 3rd grade Battle of the Books

May 23: 4th grade District Battle at Wemore Elementary

Vote for Gus and the JK Library

We need your help! Our friend, Gus is a finalist in a nationwide contest and he needs your vote. If he gets the most votes, JK Library receives $1,000 for library supplies and Gus gets to pick his favorite charity to receive $500. Voting opened on Thursday, April 7th and closes on Thursday, April 14th. You are able to vote once a day, so get onto Facebook and vote. We need you!

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National Library Month

Celebrate National Library Week (April 10-16) with a library visit and a good book. We love to see what you're reading and help you discover new titles.

Lively Library Lessons

Spring has been keeping us quite busy. We've celebrated Dr. Seuss week and Read Across America. The campus celebrated reading by hosting literacy night with lots of fun reading events at the beginning of the month. Kinder and First graders enjoyed listening to Fraidyzoo and experiencing 3D animals through the Zoo Kazam app. Second graders had a blast creating fractured fairy tale summaries via Chatter Kids app. They also finished up their two week research unit using Seesaw to demonstrate their learning. Third through fifth graders used National Geographic Kids to determine whether myths held true or had been busted. They created comics to show what they had learned using Strip Design app. They were quite clever and creative. Cute products!

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with a Poem

We are excited to be celebrating the month with poetry. Each grade will be learning about poetry, listening to and creating their own. We have lots of fun things planned. Don't forget to visit the 811s section of the library for a variety of poetry books. We can't wait to see all of your poems turned in for April. I wonder what scent the bookmark will be this month!
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Battle of the Books and Fairy Tale Bowl

We are so excited. May brings us much to celebrate. Second graders will participate in the first ever JK Fairy Tale Bowl on May 5th. Many have been busy reading those fairy tales so that they are ready to compete! Third graders will compete in their Battle of the Books on Friday, May 13th, while 4th graders will hold their stiff competition on Thursday, May 12th. It will be exciting. Hope you'll plan to join us.

Check Out a Digital Book

Help our district get over 100,000 digital checkouts for the year! Get onto Overdrive and select some great titles.

Parent Accounts

Parents, did you know that you can check out up to ten books from our school library? Did you know that you can use that same ID number to check out digital books from our eBook collection? Come by the library and we will get you signed up with an account and show you how to check out from our extensive digital collection. You may also use this link to create your parent account.

Interested in volunteering?

Parents, we are always looking for parent volunteers to help us in the library on a weekly basis or for some of our special events. If you would like to help, please contact the librarian, Laurie Darilek and we will get you plugged in. We need you!

February library statistics

We have been staying very busy and are thrilled by all the reading happening at JK!

Take a look:


Kinder: 164 books

1st: 178 books

2nd: 411 books

3rd: 506 books

4th: 245 books

5th: 305 books

Parent and teachers: 127 books

Total books circulated: 1936 books

Teacher Freebie...

For the first 3 teachers coming to the library stating that you saw this on the library newsletter, I will let you pick out a free book for your classroom library. Happy reading!