Glenview Library Letter
November 18, 2013
New at the the Glenview Library… The Dewey Club! This club is open to all first through fourth grade students. To join, students may stop by the Library to pick up a booklet. They will need to read one book in each of the 10 Dewey Decimal categories, plus one biography, and keep track of it using the booklet. For each book, they will record the title, author, call number, and two interesting facts learned. They will take the AR test if there is one. Then, they students can turn in the booklet to join the club! All students who complete the tasks will earn a colorful READ bracelet and their photo and book list will be displayed in the hallway. All participating students will also be entered into a drawing to win two free books!
Glenview Library Book Blog
We have a library website that I have been working on, and I am planning to start a book blog as well. If you click on the link to our Glenview Library website (http://glenviewlibrary.weebly.com/), and then look at the upper right hand corner, you'll see a page that says "Book Blog." This will eventually function as a place for teachers and students to share and recommend books they enjoy, and as a resource for those looking for their next read. Before I begin working on this project with students, I want to have several book reviews written by teachers to function as guides for the students, so that they can see what this will look like and how good reviews should be written. So, I am looking for some teachers who would like to write some reviews! You can pick any book in our Library that you would like to review- a picture book, novel, nonfiction, playaway, etc. No full names will be used on the blog, only initials. To begin with, I will be proofreading and uploading all entries. I'm basing our project on the plans I found here: http://digitallearningday.org/files/9113/5894/8495/Student_Blogging_Collaborative_Lesson_Plan.pdf.
Just send me an email to let me know you are interested, and I will forward you the template. Thank you in advance for participating!
We have many, many overdue books in the system. Often, overdue books end up being lost books. Please help! Encourage your students to return books when they are finished with them, and then check out new ones. Please take a look around your classrooms and in student lockers to find any misplace library books that are ready to be returned. All Kindergarten books will be due on November 26 to avoid loss over Thanksgiving Break. Thank you!
From the "About" page of Salon 615: "Salon@615 is an ongoing partnership between Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books and Humanities Tennessee designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author series on Nashville’s cultural calendar."
Here is the link to learn more: http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/salonat615/.
All events are FREE, though there is a $2.50 service charge for reserved tickets for some of the events. Upcoming authors include Amy Tan, Nikki Giovanni, Sue Monk Kidd, and more!