BRADBURY LIBRARY DECEMBER NEWS

NEWS SHARED WITH BRADBURY'S COMMUNITY FROM THE LIBRARY

Students are welcome to borrow books over the Christmas break. Please consider leaving library books at the house versus taking them on the plane, they have a habit of being misplaced when they vacation with children!

ROOM TO READ!

Room to Read Read-A-Thon IS occuring now!

The Read-a-Thon for Room to Read fundraising will occur December 3rd-19th. The fundraising packet went home on Monday Dec. 3rd. Additionally, for information on what Room to Read is, please visit this site: http://www.roomtoread.org/


Bradbury Library will have a special read-in during morning and lunch and break time as well for children Dec. 12-19th.


We anticipate celebrating the success of our Read-a-Thon this spring on World Book Day, March 7th with a book character day!

BOOK EXCHANGE IN THE LIBRARY!

The Bradbury Library is opening a special second-hand book exchange area for students to use.

Holiday family project: Do your children have too many books on their shelves? Would you like to make room for new ones? Perhaps take time with your children over the holiday and think about clearing out books they have grown out of or no longer enjoy, send your children to the library with the books after the Christmas break and swap them!


NEW SUBSCRIPTION: TUMBLEBOOK!

All about TumbleBook Library: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. Plus there are videos from National Geographic as well.


So how do I access this Mrs. Alvarez?

Go to this link and enjoy! Tumblebooks


Holiday Shopping Suggestions:

Here is the Bradbury Library Holiday suggested Shopping List:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByPhlZAIDmUTdlAzZ1N2NWhoN1U

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR YOU TO USE:

Bradbury Library: ONLINE for you:

1. Bradbury Library has a Facebook page! Please consider following this page. Our focus is specifically on literacy and resources for families with a little mix of entertaining pictures as well: http://www.facebook.com/BradburySchoolLibrary

2. There is now a separate library website: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/

On this site are research resources are organized in a new way with Symbaloo: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/home/online-research-tools

3. Have your say: use this yourself, try it out with your children: Provide input on what books should be added to Bradbury Library: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/home/book-wishes

AUTHOR VISITS!!

Not 1, Not 2, but 3 authors will be visiting Bradbury this year!

Thank you so much for all the Lenore Look author visit support. Shall look forward to her followup Skype author visit this Spring!


First author visit was Laurel Snyder http://laurelsnyder.com and she visited via Skype with only Year 6.

Second author visit was Lenore Look http://lenorelook.wordpress.com who visited in person on November 15th.

Our third author visit will be Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com who will visit in person on February 21st.


BORROWING STATS:

Help us monitor your children's books:

We've been loaning out books left and right AND receiving them back as well! There's loads of shelving that accompanies this process. We're grateful for parent volunteers and student librarians who keep us afloat with all the shelving jobs! In the month of November, we have:

Borrowed books: 2000, however we still have 750 books overdue. We understand that some of these overdue because of camp but we are happy to have students sort out their records so they can borrow over Christmas break.


Thanks for reading!

We look forward to accommodating your needs. Thank you for supporting our huge projects, sharing your thoughts, adjusting to Mrs. Alvarez's style, borrowing parent books, and enjoying the library!