BRADBURY LIBRARY SEPTEMBER NEWS

NEWS SHARED WITH BRADBURY'S COMMUNITY FROM THE LIBRARY

AUTHOR VISIT ORDER INFORMATION BELOW! Scroll down!

ACTIVITY THROUGHOUT THE LIBRARY FOR OUR STUDENTS (and you!)

Many projects are occurring in the library. First, we've been tackling the hundreds of books that were waiting for attention. We've catalogued all of the picture books, most of the fiction books, and are presently working on adding the new language books the library. We also are working on "weeding" various areas of the library and shifting books around to make room for the new books. We're creating a new official area for early reader and early chapter books to assist those students transitioning between reading levels so that their "good fit" books are easier to locate.

VOLUNTEERS

If you are coming to volunteer in the classroom, we would appreciate you popping into the library to volunteer for even 30 minutes! We have multiple shelving, new book processing, and other various projects.

AUTHOR VISITS!!

Not 1, Not 2, but 3 authors will be visiting Bradbury this year!

Our first author visit will be Laurel Snyder http://laurelsnyder.com and she will be visiting via Skype with only Year 6 mid-October.

Our second author visit will be Lenore Look http://lenorelook.wordpress.com who will visit Year 1-5 in person on November 15th. We must rush on book orders, therefore there is a book order here: Lenore Look Order Form.pdf and basic information on the visit here: ParentInfoNote.pdf Book orders due October 5th.

Our third author visit will be Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com who will visit with Year 1-5 in Mid February.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR YOU TO USE:

Bradbury Library: ONLINE for you:

There are numerous ways that Bradbury Library is connecting to you and to our community online!

1. Bradbury Library has a Facebook page! Please consider following this page. Our focus is specifically on literacy and resources for families with a little mix of entertaining pictures as well: http://www.facebook.com/BradburySchoolLibrary

2. There is now a separate library website: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/

On this site are research resources are organized in a new way with Symbaloo: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/home/online-research-tools

3. Have your say: use this yourself, try it out with your children: Provide input on what books should be added to Bradbury Library: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/home/book-wishes

4. Also, there will be community resources posted on the Bradbury Library Page:

https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/home/community-resources

BORROWING STATS:

Fantastic job reminding your children to return their books weekly!

We've been loaning out books left and right AND receiving them back as well! There's loads of shelving that accompanies this process. We're grateful for parent volunteers and student librarians who keep us afloat with all the shelving jobs! In the first five weeks of school we have:

Borrowed books: 5000; Returned books: 3500


Thanks for reading!

We look forward to accommodating your needs. Thank you for supporting our huge projects, sharing your thoughts, adjusting to Mrs. Alvarez's style, borrowing parent books, and enjoying the library!