Grand Avenue Middle School Library

January 2021

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break!

I would also like to thank everyone who created holiday cards. We were able to send over a full box of cards to spread holiday cheer to the children in the Mercy Haven Network!

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Library Magazines

The library magazines have been equipped with plastic magazine covers and barcodes. They will be available for circulation among students and staff.

As with the library books, the magazines can be checked out directly in the library or through the Library Book Request Form.

When returned, the magazines will be quarantined for 72 hours (3 days) prior to check in or handling. They will then be sanitized and returned to the magazine rack.

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Spotlight: Martin Luther King Day of Service

For this year's Martin Luther King Day of Service, we will be raising money to purchase grocery store gift cards for our community cupboard. As you might know, our community cupboard helps feed Bellmore-Merrick families in need. Donations will be collected during homeroom until January 15th. Students are asked to donate any amount with which they are comfortable. We appreciate all your support during this challenging time.
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Spotlight: Bellmore Memorial Library

The Bellmore Memorial Library will be hosting a paint party workshop on Monday, January 25th at 7:00 PM. Please see the image below for more details.

Make sure to register HERE. Scroll down to the date of the program and click on "Register." A limited number of spaces are available.

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Although the Makerspace cart is unavailable this year, the library is promoting a different Makerspace activity each month. If students complete a Makerspace activity, they are invited to upload a short video to the GAMS Makerspace Flipgrid.

The activity for January is Scratch Art Post-It Notes!

If students fill out the Makerspace Kit Request Form, Ms. Beleckas will deliver the scratch art paper to them.

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