MV JR/SR HS Library Newsletter

December 2014

In the December Issue...

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Elves on the Shelves
  • November Newsletter Contest Winners
  • Reading Saves Lives
  • Olaf Greets Students and Staff
  • December Contest Question


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Elves on the Shelves

The holiday season brings those mischievous elves back to the library. Thanks to Jennifer and Mrs. McGann for helping decorate the library.

Young Adult Author Says Reading Saves Lives

James Patterson, author of the popular Maximum Ride series and many other young adult and adult novels says, "if kids don't read, they're going to have a hard time getting through high school. Falling behind in school can also mean falling behind in life." Patterson is partnering with parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and others to help save lives. He says, "there's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are just kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books. We need to help them find the right books." For more information about reading promotions, visit this website, Read Kiddo Read. In January, our Seventh Grade Book Club will read a favorite Patterson book, Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment.

Note: Information taken from Open a World of Possible: Real Stories About the Joy and Power of Reading by Scholastic.

Library News Bites

Olaf Greets Students and Staff

Mrs. McGann, Emporia State University School of Library and Information Sciences student, designed this great door cover (below) featuring Olaf, the snowman from the movie Frozen, to greet students and staff entering the library from the west hallway. Thanks, Mrs. McGann!
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December Student Question of the Month

Have many books are in the Mission Valley K-12 library with the word "reindeer" in the book title?

a. 1

b. 3

c. 4

d. 7

e. None of the above

Email your answer to Mrs. Niland at before 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 18th. Prize winners will be randomly selected from the correct answers. Two students will receive Cold Stone Creamery gift cards.

Hint: Use the MV Library Catalog (access from the school district home page) to find the correct answer. You may use your mobile device.

Seventh Grade Book Club Discussion

Friday, Dec. 19th, 10-10:30am

MV JR/SR HS Library

Seventh graders will discuss The Cay by Theodore Taylor.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Eighth Grade Book Club Discussion

Thursday, Dec. 18th, 10-10:30am

MV JR/SR HS Library

Eighth graders will discuss Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

High School Book Club Check-Out

Monday, Dec. 15th, 7:45-8am

MV JR/SR HS Library

Twenty-five copies of The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard will be available for check out.