Brooks School Elem. School Library

September 2015


Hello, Brooks School Elementary Families,

I'm delighted to share that our new Friends of the BSE Library fundraising initiative is off to a great start!

  • Sign-up forms are on reverse side of Friends letter distributed first week of school.
  • Families can also sign-up via online form at
  • I'm happy to send home an additional paper sign-up form at your request.

See photos of Friends to date at

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2015-2015 school year!

Warmly, Kristin Patrick, MLIS

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Volunteer in our Library

Volunteer in the center of the action in a beautiful space!

Be a library volunteer!

Sign up online:

Scholastic Book Fair volunteer Sign up:

Hamilton East Public Library

Hamilton Southeastern Schools has an amazing partnership with the Hamilton East Public Library. It is HEPL who provides us with access to favorite resources such as Tumblebooks, PebbleGo, and World Book. Visit the homepage to our library online catalog for access:

At this point in time we direct students to the public library's Downloadable Collection instead of investing in an eBook and Audiobook collection exclusive to Brooks School Elementary. If you haven't investigated, the variety and amount of titles is impressive! Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks requires a valid Hamilton East Public Library card so please consider sharing your card number and pin with your student, or better yet, please consider helping your student get his or her own library card!

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Little Free Library Dedication Ceremony

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 5pm

11780 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN

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Tyler Whitesides Author Visit

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 2:30pm

12451 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN

Many thanks to Barnes & Noble for coordinating this event for our 3rd and 4th grade students. Families wanting to pre-order books by Tyler Whitesides should complete the online form before Friday, September 11.

Families wanting an autograph will need to visit the Carmel-Westfield Barnes & Noble on Greyhound Pass off US 31 either Thursday, September 24th or Friday, September 26th at 6:00pm.

Janitors by Tyler Whitesides

Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 10am to Friday, Nov. 20th, 4:30pm

12451 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN

Tuesday, November 17, 10am - end of 3rd grade music performance

Wednesday, November 18, 10am - 4:30pm

Thursday, November 19, 10am - 7pm

Friday, November 20, 10am - 4:30pm

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Young Hoosier Book Award Program

Each summer I read all 20 Young Hoosier Book Award nominees for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Indiana students. In September/October I book talk each nominee to 4th classrooms and invite students to read at least 5 to be eligible to vote for the Young Hoosier Book Award winner in the Spring. Last year's winner was Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

It's a great list for families looking for what to read next!

YHBA is a program of the Association for Indiana School Library Educators.

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Kristin Patrick, MLIS

Librarian at Brooks School Elementary.

Reader. Writer.

Graduate of Kelley School of Business - Indiana University, Bloomington.

Graduate of University of California, Los Angeles - Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

President-Elect of Hamilton County Reading Council.

Teacher Consultant with the National Writing Project.

Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation Board Member.