Off the Shelves

A newsletter for Masterman School Library

Procrastination Station

All this week and the beginning of next (Jan. 13-22), the library will be open every day until 4:30 p.m. We are offering snacks and academic support for high school students preparing for midterms. Students can use this time as an alternative to Options. At the suggestion of one of our Library Teen Advisory Board members, we are calling these sessions Procrastination Station. So, all-l-l-l aboarddd!

Signing of the Declaration to Right to Libraries

In preparation for the Declaration for the Right to a School Library on Monday, January 27, 2014, I urge all to view this compelling argument written and narrated by Springfield High School teacher librarian, Dr. Joyce Valenza.

I plan to take the subway to The Library Company at 13th & Locust after school on that day and invite any students, teachers, or parents to come with me or meet me there. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and will end by 5:00 p.m. and will feature brief words by our own Gomian Konneh and American Library Association President Barbara Stripling. So, please, come, sign the Declaration to show your support of school libraries in particular, partake in some light refreshments, and mingle with others who share your point of view.