Library Lowdown

August/September 2015

By The Numbers: A Look At Our Stats!

Our libraries are VERY busy places! Classes, story times, lessons, activities, book checkouts, shelving, and book repair! Thank you for supporting your library and library assistants! And a BIG THANK YOU for letting US support YOU!

What's Happening? Picking Bluebonnets!

Each year, the children of Texas give an award to a favorite author. This is accomplished through our Texas Bluebonnet Award Program. Started in 1981, students in 3rd-5th grades from all over the state read at least 5 (out of 20) books on a special list of newly-released books. Then, in January, they vote on their favorite, and an award is given to the "winning" author.

It is kind of a big deal. Authors WANT to win this Texas Bluebonnet Award and join this elite group of book "champions!" This year, we want ALL of our students in 3rd through 5th grades to vote! So, be on the lookout for students as they read and complete activities for these special books! Ask them about their favorite, and encourage them to READ-READ-READ!

C2E: Using eBooks In Your Classroom!

What a great way to model reading and demonstrate technology resources at the same time! There is a library of more than 1,900 books at your fingertips, and all you need to do is log in to the library catalog to access it! Our BISD eBook library has almost everything you need for your classroom or personal reading! Check out the suggestions below for some timely titles!

Click here for instructions on accessing these books.

Picture This...Our Libraries In Action!

Mrs. Denise Kersten

Hi! I am the District Library Coordinator and Campus Library Supervisor for this group of elementary libraries. Please feel free to contact me or your campus library assistant if you ever have a question or need some help!