Book Marks

Zilker Library: April/May 2017

What a Month!

April has been such a busy month in the library! We kicked off our newly arranged and organized Makerspace with STEM activities for 2nd through 4th grades, we celebrated National School Library Month with centers and National Poetry Month with the 2nd annual Poetry Picnic. With just a little more than a month left in the school year, we've got lots more coming up!


Interested in donating to our Makerspace? Check out the list of items we could use below!


Happy School Library Month,

Becca Sharp

Zilker Librarian

Makerspace Supplies!

Have foil, batteries, duct tape, toothpicks, or other household items laying around your house? We could probably use them for the Makerspace!


Check out our list of sought after items here: Makerspace Material List

Makerspace Challenges

2nd Annual Poetry Picnic

Texas Library Association Conference

Thanks in part to the Zilker Elementary PTA, Mrs. Sharp attended the annual Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio in April. It's an amazing experience every year to meet new people, learn from others, and get LOTS of signed books! Check out all the new books for the library! Beezus, the library guinea pig, is excited about them!


For more photos of the authors signing books for Zilker, visit our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Celebrating National School Library Month!

Students wrote what they love about the library on these hearts on display outside the library to celebrate National School Library Month!

Big image

Coming in May...Author Visits!

Kindergarten through 5th grades will have an author visit in May! We are so lucky that Austin is home to these two talented authors who will be sharing their work with us. Order forms for signed copies of these authors' books will go home in Thursday folders soon!


Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades

Kat Kronenberg, author of Dream Big

Monday, May 22nd from 2:00-2:45 pm in the Zilker cafeteria


3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Michael Fry, author of the Odd Squad series and How to be a Supervillian

Wednesday, May 24th from 1:45-2:30 pm in the Zilker cafeteria

Mark Your Calendars!

Please Note These Important Dates

  • May 12th: Last day for student checkout
  • May 19th: All student books are due!
  • May 22nd: K-2 Author Visit in the afternoon
  • May 24th: Friends of the Zilker Library Breakfast (invitations coming soon!)
  • May 24th: 3-5 Author Visit in the afternoon
  • May 25th: All staff books/materials due!

Thanks to these Friends of the Zilker Library for their donation this month!

  • Zavalney Family
  • Podell Family
  • Helms Family
  • Thomas Family
  • Elder Family
  • Nic Ruairi/Contreras Family
  • Bernard Family
  • Ashour Family
  • Martens/Cook Family
  • Dittmar Family
  • DiRaddo Family