Library Lookout

April 5, 2016

Keyboards

Just a reminder the keyboards need to be returned after each use.

They'll be sent to the junior high this Friday for testing.

Battle of the Books

The library will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for Battle of the Books. Library classes are cancelled but the computer lab is available.

Birthday Books

The LMC is now in charge of distributing birthday books. We'd love feedback on the current method of calling two grade levels at a time during morning announcements. We know there isn't a magical perfect time for everyone (including us!) but we don't want to cause major disruptions.

If you have a student who is absent you may send them to the office anytime to pick out a book. We are not checking off students.

Author Visit at Skokie Public Library

Peter Brown, author of Children Make Terrible Pets and You Will Be My Friend, has written a novel perfect for 3rd - 5th graders: The Wild Robot.

Choose a free book for your classroom library! Any teacher that has at least five students attend the presentation will earn the free book reward.

Peter Brown
Author Presentation @ Skokie Public Library
Monday, April 11
6:30 pm
Registration recommended - http://tinyurl.com/PeterSPL

Poetry Night and Book Fair - April 19

Reminders:
  • Must be an original poem
  • Permission slips available in the library
  • Permission slips are due April 15th
  • It's also a book fair! Encourage your students to attend even if they are not reading a poem

Skokie Public Library - Booktalks

Librarians from SPL are coming on Thursday, May 5 to book talk their Hot Summer Reads. See the Highland schedule for updated dates and times.

Teaching Books

Did you know that you can go to a website that has already found a bunch of fantastic websites to help you teach a specific book? Teaching Books is available through the Skokie Public Library with your teacher library card number: http://tinyurl.com/teachbooksSPL. Your last name is Highland School.

VCRs

Just a reminder that VCRs will no longer be supported by the tech department after this year. We'll be weeding the last of our VHSs from our library collection this summer.