Library News

November 2015

Kentucky Kids Can do Anything

Below is a link to an awesome video and facebook page, Kentucky Kids Can Do Anything. It was created by Southern middle school in Lexington. If you have a minute to watch it, it is very inspiring! And, if you have more than a minute, make a sign that says, Kentucky Kids Can Do Anything, take your picture and upload it to their facebook page. They are trying to get 1000 pictures uploaded!

Kentucky Kids Can Do Anything Link

Library Services for Teachers from Boone County Public Library

The Boone County Public Library (BCPL) is an awesome resource for the Boone County Schools. I am putting flyers from BCPL in your mailbox, listing some resources just for teachers.

  • Teacher Cards (special check out privileges
  • classroom collection request
  • Assignment alert
  • Class visits
  • teacher kits: them kits, lit kits, economics kit, etc...

3rd-5th grade Kentucky Bluegrass Nominees

"The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a student choice program. The KBA promotes and encourages Kentucky students in Kindergarten through grade 12 to read a variety of quality literature." Students will read the books for their grade level then rate the books to determine a winner. I have introduced the 3rd-5th grade classes to the ten books that have been nominated for the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards (KBA). The books can be check out and can be found on the cart, in the library, right in front of my computer. Once a student finishes one of the books and returns it to the library they can get a ballot and rate the book. I will count all the ballots in March and turn it into the KBA committee in March. 3th-5th grade teachers, if you want to read one, or more, of the KBA books as a read aloud you may check them out too. Then each student in your class will be able to rate the book. I have attached a slide presentation below that introduces all the books. The students have already seen the presentation during library specials but I am attaching it here for you to view if you would like.

3rd-5th grade KBA Books