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Story Character Parade is Coming in March!

It's not too early to be thinking about the annual Hollin Meadows Story Character Parade! This is our yearly celebration in observance of Read Across America Day (see more information below). Activate students' creativity by engaging in conversations about how to portray favorite book characters for this school wide event.

This year's parade is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 2:30 pm.

More information will be coming soon!

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Look here for titles in our library for January.

2016 ALA Notable Children's Books

Each year the Association of Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) identifies distinguished and exemplary titles for children ages birth through 14 years. Here is this year's list.

World Read Aloud Day February 24

Download free classroom materials and register your class to be part of this worldwide observance of the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. On Wednesday, February 24th, be part of the Hollin Meadows World Read Aloud Day Story Quilt by providing your students with a 4"x4" square of white paper to respond to a classroom read aloud or a personal favorite book. Send all colorful, completed quilt squares to the library to display how we are all "pieced together" into a great community of readers.

Read Across America Day March 2

Celebrate Read Across America Day with lesson ideas from NEA's Seussville site. This is a great day for reading with Buddy Classes.

Hollin Meadows author visit for K-2

Julia Sarcone-Roach, author of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich will visit with K-2 students on Wednesday, February 3 at 1:15 pm. Order forms for her book will be sent home with students if they wish to purchase an autographed copy. The visit will take place in the cafeteria. More information coming soon...

Caldecott Club meeting in February

Students in 1st-3rd grade are encouraged to join the library's Caldecott Club by reading at least 3 Caldecott award books between now and February 22nd. For each Caldecott book read, students complete a response form available in the library. Students who successfully complete the club requirements will be invited to the one and only Caldecott Club meeting at the end of February.

The Biblio Bistro

Ms. Stein's 4th graders arrived promptly for their 10:15 reservation at the Biblio Bistro. The daily special was a variety of genre with additional award-winning "Chef's Choice" cuisine. Students tried many titles, choosing their top 3 for "take-out." They were served after-dinner book marks and encouraged to return to the Bistro soon as specials change regularly. The Bistro opens for grades 4-6 by reservation only.