News from the Sinclair Library

February 2016

Book Fair

The Book Fair will be held March 7-11 in the Sinclair Library. Please note that the Library is closed for lessons and check-outs from March 4-11. Classes will visit the library on Monday and Tuesday to preview the books and related trinkets and games. Students are allowed to make purchases at this time. Please see the class preview schedule below. Additional information regarding hours will be forwarded in the near future.

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Upcoming Author Visits

Environmental Awareness Schoolwide Read

Once again, the entire Lower School will read the same book to celebrate environmental awareness, conservation and sustainability. This year’s schoolwide read is Seeds of Change: Planting the Path to Peace (a biography of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize). This book also ties into other curricular themes including leadership (5th), world cultures (2nd), and trees (K). Each classroom (as well as art, music, and science specials) will receive a copy of the book. Katie Hahn and I will provide classroom connections and extensions. The book’s author--Jen Cullerton Johnson--will visit the Lower School on Monday, April 18th for related grade-level (JK-1, 2-3, 4-5) presentations (times to be provided).

Overdrive & eBooks

Faculty and staff are encouraged to use our Overdrive, our ebook library. There are more than 2,500 books now available on the MISBO Digital Library: (select St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School from the pull-down menu and enter the user ID).