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Zilker Library: January 2016

Happy New Year!

Can you believe we are just about half way through the 2015-2016 school year? Wow! This semester is going to be busy and full of fun events, including our Scholastic Book Fair! I hope this month's newsletter gives you an idea of what the Panthers have been up to in the library and what we have coming up.

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Cheers to 2016,

Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

Did You Know?

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Bluebonnet Lunch on January 26th

3rd through 5th grade

3rd through 5th graders are working hard to read at least 5 of the 2015-2016 Bluebonnet Books by January 22nd! Those that read at least 5 of these books will be invited to eat lunch in the library on Tuesday, January 26th! We will celebrate their reading with a treat and students will vote for their choice for the winner of the 2016 Bluebonnet Award!

*The Bluebonnet Award is decided by students all across the state of Texas and Zilker will be participating this year!

Peace, Love and Books!

The Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner! The book fair is a great way to build your child's library while supporting the Zilker Library at the same time. This year we will be celebrating the book fair with the theme Peace, Love and Books!

  • Book Fair Preview: Thursday, Jan. 28th and Friday, Jan. 29th

(students will preview with their teachers)

  • Book Fair Shopping: Monday, Feb. 1st through Friday, Feb. 5th
-Parents may shop between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm

-Every class has a 30 minute designated shopping time during the week. Parents are welcome to meet their child in the library at this time to shop with them!

-Students who forgot their money on their shopping day may come between 8:00 and 8:30 am or 2:00 to 2:30 pm

*The book fair will close at 10 am on Friday, Feb. 5th

Volunteers are needed for the book fair from everything to setting up and decorating to helping students make their purchases. Visit the Volunteer Spot calendar to sign up and select the dates you are available for time slots.

January 27th: Book Fair Set Up

January 28th and 29th: Book Fair Preview

February 1st-5th: Book Fair Shopping (clean up on Friday, Feb. 5th)

Celebrate Zilker Tie Dye Day on Thursday, February 4th!

Wear your grooviest tie dye on February 4th to celebrate Z'Healthy and Peace, Love and Books!

Book Fair Late Night

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

1900 Bluebonnet Lane

Austin, TX

The Book Fair will be open late on February 4th for shopping! Come by and make your purchases to be entered into a drawing for free books for you and for your teacher! Z'Healthy will be at the same time, too.