What's Going On in the Library?

March 2017

We Have a Winner!

The American Library Association awards the Caldecott Medal to the artist of "the most distinguished American picture book for children. This year, first- and second-graders chose a title for the Oak Lawn Mock Caldecott that actually won an official ALA honor: They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel.


The family vote went to When Spring Comes, written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Droznek.

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Spring Into New Books at Barnes & Noble

On Saturday, March 11, the Warwick Barnes & Noble will be hosting a "book fair" ALL DAY (from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.) to benefit Oak Lawn Elementary. A percentage of sales - including books, gifts, and cafe treats - will go to the PTG. You can view more information about scheduled activities and print vouchers here.


If you can't make it to the store in person, you (and your friends and family) can make purchases online through March 15! Just go to bn.com/bookfairs, check the bookfair box at checkout, and enter our code 12095188.


If you'd like to donate a book to the library, we'll have a wish list display at the store. You can also see the list online.

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What We're Covering This Month

I'm working on getting all of my lessons and resources online via the LibGuide platform. I also post photos of students and their work on our blog. Here's what we're currently learning about:


  • K - Illustrator styles
  • 1 - Parts of a book
  • 2 - Tables of information
  • 3 - ALA award winners, using the catalog
  • 4 - World geography
  • 5 - Advertising and persuasive tactics

Ms. Moore's Favorite Reads of February

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