Library Happenings

December Recap

Our Fine Arts department ROCKS!! They did a FABULOUS job at Barnes and Noble night. The workers at B&N told me how much they enjoy our night.

December Stats:

  • Number of library visitors: 1168
  • Number of items circulated: 936

Spring Book Fair

PTA Spring Book fair will be January 27 - 31. Book fairs are the only fundraisers our PTA does. Please stop by and say hello sometime during the week. Even if you don't purchase anything, your presences is appreciated.

Technology Recommendation

If you have not tried Kahoot then you are missing out. Kahoot is a game based computer response system. After playing kahoot in Mrs. Maher's class, one of her students went home and created a game using their stems. He then emailed Tina to see if they could play it the next day. Isn't that cool? The great thing is the student is one that you would never expect to take the initiative. Kahoot is a great way to review for semester exams.

Stop by the library and I will give you a demo. I am even willing to give a lunch time demo. Just let me know.

Let me know if you create a game or would like me to create a game for you. I would love to invite the students to the library play kahoot during their lunches.

Book Recommendation - The Boy in the Wooden Box

Mrs. Szymankiewicz - you will like this book.

Even in the darkest of times—especially in the darkest of times—there is room for strength and bravery. A remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list.

Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s List.

This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancor, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr. Leyson’s telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.