BRADBURY LIBRARY JANUARY NEWS

NEWS SHARED WITH BRADBURY'S COMMUNITY FROM THE LIBRARY

Library Announcements:

Authors will be visiting Bradbury:

Alan Gibbons will visit on Friday, March 1st.

March 7th is: World Book Day and Character Dress Up Day!

Lenore Look will Skype visit on Friday, April 12th.

ROOM TO READ!

Room to Read Read-A-Thon is finished, forms are due.

The Read-a-Thon for Room to Read fundraising has occurred. We received 190 forms from children who participated in the read-a-thon.

We have raised $100,000 HKD so far! If you still have a form, please turn it in ASAP. Thank you.

Additionally, for information on what Room to Read is, please visit this site: http://www.roomtoread.org/

We anticipate celebrating the success of our Read-a-Thon this spring on World Book Day, March 7th with a book character day!


BOOK EXCHANGE IN THE LIBRARY!

The Bradbury Library is opening a special second-hand book exchange area for students to use.

January Family Project: Do your children have too many books on their shelves? Would you like to make room for new ones? Perhaps take time with your children to think about clearing out books they have grown out of or no longer enjoy, send your children to the library with the books to swap them!



LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION: TUMBLEBOOK!

All about TumbleBook Library: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. Plus there are videos from National Geographic as well.



So how do I access this Mrs. Alvarez?

Go to this link and enjoy! Tumblebooks


TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR YOU TO USE:

Bradbury Library: ONLINE for you:

*Bradbury Library has a Facebook page! Please consider following this page. Our focus is specifically on literacy and resources for families with a little mix of entertaining pictures as well: http://www.facebook.com/BradburySchoolLibrary

*There is now a separate library website: https://sites.google.com/site/bradburylibrary/

On this site are research resources, games, and online news resources are organized in a new way with Only2Clicks: http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/BradburyLibrary/

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

AUTHOR VISITS!!

Not 1, Not 2, but 3 authors will be visiting Bradbury this year!

Thank you so much for all the Lenore Look author visit support. Shall look forward to her followup Skype author visit this Spring!


First author visit was Laurel Snyder http://laurelsnyder.com and she visited via Skype with only Year 6.

Second author visit was Lenore Look http://lenorelook.wordpress.com who visited in person on November 15th.

Our third author visit will be Alan Gibbons http://www.alangibbons.com who will visit in person on March 1st.


BORROWING STATS:

Help us monitor your children's books:

We've been loaning out books left and right AND receiving them back as well! There's loads of shelving that accompanies this process. We're grateful for parent volunteers and student librarians who keep us afloat with all the shelving jobs! In the month of December, we have:

Borrowed books: 1920, with 166 books overdue. We would appreciate you taking time to resolve any issues with your child's library



Thanks for reading!

We look forward to accommodating your needs. Thank you for supporting our huge projects, sharing your thoughts, supporting the library programs!