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Marcia R. Garza Elementary Library- 4th Six Weeks

Laura Bush Grant Books Arrive- Family Event

Our library is excited to be the winner of the 2015-2016 Laura Bush Grant for libraries. We received $7,000 to purchase new books for our students. Many parents attended our family event pictured below and got to check out the new books with the children. I saw many smiling faces as we unveiled tons of books in English and Spanish.

Dr. Seuss Week Celebration

During the week of Dr. Suess's birthday we celebrated throughout the school by listening to read alouds of The Lorax and The Cat in the Hat Came Back. We also had silly hat day, a poster contest and we even discovered new Seuss apps at the library. Students enjoyed the wacky style of Dr. Seuss and showed their passion for reading.
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4th Graders Enjoy Our New Magazine Subscriptions

As a part of the Laura Bush Grant we now have magazine subscriptions for use during library class. Some of the magazines we received were:

Scholastic Kids

National Geographic Kids

Boys Life


and about 10 more titles!

Below 4th graders, enjoyed getting a chance to browse the magazines during library class.

Virtual Field Trip: Lunch with the Author Peter Reynolds

3rd grade students had a virtual lunch with the author Peter Reynolds where he read aloud his newest book and gave the students tips on how to make great illustrations. Each student created their own drawing based on Peter Reynolds tips. Check out their awesome moon colonies below!
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Millionaires and Mini-Word Readers

How to be a Millionaire

Students in 3rd-5th who read a million words or more and have a 90% average or better join our Millionaire's Club.

How to be a Mini Word Reader

Students in 1st grade who read 100,000 words with an 85% average or higher

Students in 2nd grade who read 200,000 words with an 85% average or higher

Students in 3rd grade who read 500,000 words with an 85% average or higher

AR Party- Moon Jump and Inflatables

Thursday, March 24th, 8am

810 El Gato Road

Alamo, TX

Students who met their AR goal will attend our party.

Amy Marquez, Librarian

This is my 16th year in education. I'm passionate about inspiring students to be readers and making our library a welcoming retreat for all learners. I am a 2015-2016 Laura Bush Foundation grant recipient, on the Renaissance National Honor Roll, finalist for the South Texas Literacy Coalition Excellence in Libraries Award 2014, and featured in on the cover of the Texas Library Journal Fall 2015.

"Libraries are exciting places because learning comes to life when students are inspired to explore."

Library Hours 7:30-4:30