Northern Hills Library News

January 2017 Happenings

Kinder Exploratory Stations

After reading books about winter, penguins and snow, the kinder students tried out different exploratory stations. Many of them were winter themed. They used the iPads and the Doodle Buddy app to create a winter scene, designed their own Olaf from Frozen, followed directions to learn how to draw a penguin and used Legos to construct a house for a penguin.

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Makerspace Club

The Force was with our Makerspace Club in January. The fourth and fifth graders in the club created a Darth Vader corner bookmark using origami skills and markers.

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Hats Off to Kinder!

Kinder students kept warm by reading the delightful "The Hat" by Jan Brett and then creating their own hat.

There were some adorable creations!

Winter Break Reading Challenge

We are so proud of the students who kept on reading over the Winter Break. There were 72 students who read five hours and earned a cool penguin shaped pencil by turning in their completed form.

We still have the Schlitterbahn and Six Flags reading challenges going on, so keep on reading!

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Happy Camper Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is in full swing and going on February 6-10.

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday until 3:30. Tuesday we will be open until 6:30 and Friday we close it down at noon. Be sure to swing by and check out all the great books!

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Library Information

  • 1,539 total items checked out.
  • 18 instructional days.
  • Checkouts by grade level: PK-90, K-117, 1st-285, 2nd-484, 3rd-169, 4th-104, 5th-225, Staff & Parents-65.
  • 60 classes taught. Classes were taught on elements of fairy and folktales, exploratory stations, biographies, story extension.
  • 24 classes came in for check out only.
  • 210 walk-ins. See graph charts below for a breakdown.
  • 64 check outs on Overdrive.


Upcoming events-3rd grade research, Book Fair, 2nd grade Fairy/Folk Tale Battle Kickoff, Makerspace Club meeting.



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