Northern Hills Library News

Happenings from October 2018

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Magnetic Attraction

Third grade reinforced their learning in the classroom about magnets by completing magnet stations in the library. They used the library iPads to access the online database PebbleGo, read an ebook about magnets, watch a MIT magnet video and self checked a sorting activity by scanning QR codes. In addition, they also did two different hands on experiments involving magnets.

Literary Pumpkin Patch

It was time again for our annual Children's Book Literary Pumpkin Contest. We had so many wonderful entries. The judges had a difficult time choosing their favorite. The Grand Prize winner was Strega Nona from Mrs. Cochran's class and the Honorable Mention winner was The Lorax from Mrs. Villarreal's class. The students were encouraged to come to the library and vote for their favorite and the People's Choice award went to Pete the Cat from Mrs. Zigmond's class.

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Book Fair

Thanks to all who came out and shopped at our Fall Book Fair! Despite the poor weather, we had many shoppers who stocked up on their favorite books. We could not have a successful Book Fair without our fabulous volunteers. They worked hard and many hours. We appreciate them!

The profits from our Book Fair go towards presenters, reading incentives and programs.

Our next Book Fair will be in the Spring and we are trying out a new company, so stayed tuned!

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Library Information

  • 22 instructional days
  • 1,035 items checked out
  • 3 Overdrive Checkouts
  • 52 total classes taught. Classes focused on magnets, Halloween stories, Fairy Tales, how to choose the just right book and properties of matter.
  • 48 classes came in for check out only.
  • 141 walk-ins

Upcoming events-Thanksgiving Break Reading Challenge, 4th grade research

Don't forget about using Overdrive to check out ebooks!