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Spring Newsletter-Pleasant Hill Intermediate School Library

Upcoming Events for Students

*Book Buddies - March and April, Wednesday's After School until 4. Sign up in the Library to get paired with a High School Student in our district that loves reading just as much as you do!

*Drop Everything and Read - Friday's during homeroom. Don't forget your book!

*Book Exchange - Bring in your old paperbacks from March 10th to March 20th and then browse for some new ones March 22nd at 7:am. Stick around for a pancake breakfast afterward. The more you bring, the more you get to take! All books must be in good condition.

*Character Creations - Show off your favorite character to promote your favorite book. This is a year round reading promotion initiative so turn in your masterpiece any time! (See example below)

The Library has been a busy place lately! Let us Share!

Mrs. Smith and her 5th grade Science class have been busy researching. Student's got to choose their own topics related to natural disasters. They accessed our databases, YouTube, magazines, newspapers and of course our nonfiction book selection. Some of our students were touched by the stories of helping others whose lives have changed because of a natural disaster. They were inspired to create a awareness videos. Check them out on the Library website.

Stuck in a Research Rut? Check out these helpful tips!

-Google is a good place to start, but if your searches aren't bringing up the results you want try Boolean search techniques.

-Another option, and the preferred one at that, is using the databases our schools provide. Check out the Intermediate School Library site for descriptions of the databases and the kind of sources they include.

-Make sure you are citing your sources. You wouldn't want someone to steal your words, so make sure you give them credit for theirs! Our Library site also has a link to a page that will help you with this.

New Arrivals 5th and 6th Graders Will Love!

The books you've been waiting for are here!

The Giver - by Louis Lowry (Cover Shown Below)

Wonder - by R.J. Palacio (Cover Shown to the Right)

Holes - by Louis Sachar

The Lightening Thief - by Rick Riordan

Star Girl - by Jerry Spinelli

Get Connected

Library school day hours 7am - 4pm. Want more? Stay updated with the Librarian, Ms. Ludlam and your Library Media Center in every way!