First Quarter Down!
During the first quarter of the school year, we have celebrated Banned Books Week in the innovation center and created a Staff Picks display with book recommendations from all library assistants. MinecraftEdu Club started meeting again in October and has grown to over 100 members. Next month, Ms. Ratliff will be sharing the Warrington Minecraft club's successes with the Panhandle Library Access Network at their annual meeting. Last year, students crafted different novel settings in Minecraft, but this year they will also work on projects using science, math, and history.
What's Coming Up?
- The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Friday, October 28th through Thursday, November 3rd and will be held in the innovation center. Book fair flyers will be sent home next week. If you can't make it to the book fair during school hours, you may also shop at our online fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/wmsbookfair. All proceeds benefit the library to buy more books.
- There will be an election-themed READ event on Tuesday, November 8th, in the innovation center. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs are returning to the library on Election Day. There will be a collection of election-themed picture books on hand for students to read as they pet and read to trained therapy dogs. This is always a relaxing and enjoyable activity for students. Students should inform their research teachers if they are interested in attending.
- Warrington Middle has qualified for the First Book Open eBooks initiative which lends free children's and YA ebooks to students in need. To participate, students need to download the free Open eBooks app to their phones or tablets (not available on Chromebook). Then each student will enter a unique code which will unlock a vast digital library. Students may check out up to 10 free ebooks at a time for up to 56 days before renewal. See Ms. Ratliff in the innovation center if you are interested.
- The Sunshine State Young Readers book club will be starting next month. ELA and reading classes will be invited to visit the library next month to learn about this year's SSYRA selection. Ms. Ratliff will do book talks for the 15 books on the list, and the library assistants are working on creating book trailers for all of these books. Student book club applications will be shared in November.
- Overdue book notices will be sent home again in November. Please make sure overdue books and fines are take care of as soon as possible.