PSJA Southwest Library News

SEPTEMBER

Back to School Means Back to Books!

Welcome back Southwest staff & students. Hope you are having a great start to this exciting new school year. I'm very happy to see so many eager readers back in their home away from home and I'm very pleased to see new faces coming in to the library. Here's a quick summary of some of our library happenings. If you have not made your way to the library yet, be sure to stop by some time and check out all the many wonderful resources available to all staff and students. Hope you enjoy this e-newsletter. You can create your own by visiting www.smore.com and best of all it's free! Let me know how I can assist you. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and closes for lunch from 11:15 to 12:00 noon every day. Please remember to issue a signed pass when sending students to the library. Students may visit the library without a pass before school and after school. Let's get reading! Mrs. Letty Gonzalez, Librarian

"Book Worming" Social

As a "club perk", Book Hoggers were invited to a special "Book Worming" social in the library during lunch time. Readers got a chance to preview all the new arrivals and be the 1st ones to check them out. They also got a chance to fill out their "To Read" list so they can come back for more new books later. Happy bookworms left with their fresh picks, lists, and their apple & gummy worms treat.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Javelina Book Club is currently reading The Tequila Worm by valley native Viola Canales. Ms. Canales was born and raised in McAllen, Texas and has published a short story collection, Orange Candy Slices and Other Secret Tales. In 2006 her novel, The Tequila Worm, won the Pura Belpré Award. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Students Wanted: Battle of the Books Team Now Forming

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