BPA Library News

September 2021

Library Hours & Rules

Library Hours: 7:20-2:00

The Library opens every morning at 7:20 am. Students are welcome to come in and check out books from 7:20-7:45 but they must check in with their teacher first to get a library pass.

Students in grades 1-5 may check out 2 books at a time for a maximum of 2 weeks. Students in Kindergarten may check out 1 book at a time. We do not charge late fees but you are responsible for paying for books that are lost or damaged.

September IB Learner Profile: Communicator

There is no better way to supplement your child's education at home than by sharing books! As an IB school, each month we focus on a different learner profile. Learner Profiles are a set of attributes that students learn in order to become lifelong learners and contributors of society. September's Learner Profile is: Communicator.

"[Communicators] understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others."

Below are a few books that can help start a conversation about what it means to be an effective communicator. The books are linked to the Fulton County Public Library where you can check out books with Class Pass (see information below).

Class Pass

Did you know that all APS students automatically have access to check out books from the Fulton County Public Library for FREE! Yes, you can always check out books for free but if you sign up for Class Pass, you never have to pay a late fee! Students need their username and lunch number to check out books. Fulton libraries have resumed their normal hours and the East Atlanta Library is newly renovated. Check it out!

E-Resource of the Month: Kanopy Kids

The Fulton County Library System has a wealth of e-resources available for free with a library card. Kanopy Kids is a streaming service that has so many great animated books brought to you by Weston Woods (fun fact: Weston is my hometown!), including The Duckling Gets a Cookie? by Mo Willems, Abe's Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport and Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, just to name a few.

No library card? No problem! Sign up for Class Pass today (see below).

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

We are currently looking for 4th and 5th grade students to join the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team. Team members must read all 10 Georgia Children's Book Award nominees. We will begin meeting weekly after school beginning in October and the competition will be held (virtually) on January 29, 2022. If you have a student who might be interested have them come talk to me in the library or send me an email and nancy.mullins@apsk12.org

You can check out a list of the books HERE and we currently have all 10 titles for students to peruse/check out.