December News From Library Land

Martin Walker Library

Spring Book Fair

Monday, March 3rd, 8am to Friday, March 7th, 2:30pm

Martin Walker Elementary Library

Hard to believe the Spring Book Fair is right around the corner. If you would like to volunteer please contact the library.

Author of the Month

Each month we study a new author. Earlier this year we studied the works of Chris Van Allsburg and Eve Bunting. This month we studied Patricia Polacco. Learning about a variety of authors gives students another tool when looking for a great book to read.

Parent Accounts

Remember parents are welcome to visit the library and set up an account to check out books. You may check out 10 books for two weeks.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Right now we are participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading incentive program. Students can earn a free ticket to Six Flags by reading and logging 6 hours of reading by February 20. All entries are due on February 20 to allow time to complete the necessary paperwork by the program due date. Unfortunately no late entries can be accepted. Any questions feel free to contact the library.

Pizza Hut Book It

There are two months left in the Pizza Hut Book-It reading incentive program. Teachers are tracking students' reading progress in class and awarding free pizza coupons when students reach a monthly reading goal. The program ends at the end of March.

Book Awards Announced

Monday, January 27, was an exciting day in the library because that is when ALA announces the new award winning books. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the book with outstanding illustrations. The Newbery Medal is awarded to the outstanding chapter book aimed at children from.

Texas Bluebonnet Book Voting

January is also the month when thousands of children across the state of Texas make their voice heard by voting for their favorite Bluebonnet Book. To be eligible to vote students must have read five books from the Bluebonnet list of twenty titles. Books are selected by a panel of librarians and the purpose of the program is to encourage recreational reading and to encourage students to read from a wide variety of genres. We are excited to see what book is the favorite in each class and for the school and then the entire state!