Library Monthly

The December/January Review

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December and January in Review

Time just keeps on chugging along. It feels like Holiday Break was just last week. The library has been busy since our last newsletter. We've begun our parent volunteer program, placed and received a sizeable book order, continued teaching Digital Citizenship to our 7th-grade Foundations classes, and ran a week-long Book Fair. Read on for more details.

Scholastic Book Fair

This was my first year organizing and running the Scholastic Book Fair, and it was a resounding success! We sold over $4500 in books and school supplies which translates to a little over $2000 in Scholastic Dollars. The current plan is to spend those Scholastic Dollars on a mixture of books and book display furniture.

Students donated just over $100 to All For Books, which allowed the library to purchase materials for students in need.

If there are any books or other materials that you'd like to see in the library, please reach out via email.

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First Annual 'New Year, New (to) You' Reading Challenge!

Beginning Monday, February 14th, the library will begin its New Year, New (to) You Reading Challenge. Students will be challenged to read 1-3 books from our fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel collections and complete a brief activity to demonstrate that the student had a meaningful connection with the reading materials. Students are encouraged to select previously unread titles and/or titles that are new to the library.

For each book and activity completed, students will be entered into a raffle to earn fun prizes such as bookstore gift certificates and library-related toys and knickknacks. The challenge will run through the end of March 2022.

Encourage your student(s) to pick up a book, or three, and join the challenge!

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Digital Citizenship: Finding Media Balance

Recently, students in Mrs. Marsh's Foundations class completed a unit on Media Use, taught by the library. Students completed a 'Media Inventory', surveying their personal media habits, and examined how their habits impacted their social, emotional, and physical health. Students were then tasked with conceptualizing an App that would help users achieve media balance in their day-to-day life.

I am including two resources for families that wish to continue the conversation outside of school.

Media Balance & Well-Being Activity

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December/January Snapshot

  • 100+ non-fiction, fiction, and graphic novels added to the collection
  • 207 fiction titles circulated
  • 128 graphic novels circulated
  • 76 non-fiction titles circulated

Interested in being a Parent Volunteer in the library?