LS Library News

January 2018

Dear Families,

We're off to a great start in the library this year! Read on for information about an author visit next week, some new books to check out, a look at the North Carolina Children's Book Award, and more.

Happy reading!


Author Sarah Mlynowski visits!

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2pm

4809 Friends School Road

Durham, NC

Sarah Mlynowski will be visiting the Lower School on Friday, February 2, courtesy of Flyleaf Books. Sarah's newest book, Upside-Down Magic 4: Dragon Overnight comes out next Tuesday, so she will be touring to celebrate its release.

Sarah is co-author of the Upside-Down Magic series and author of the Whatever After series, a fractured fairy tale chapter book series.

We are excited to welcome and learn from Sarah next week!

New Books to Spark Deep Conversations - Check them out!

North Carolina Children's Book Award

Classes are beginning to read the ten nominees for the North Carolina Children's Book Award (NCCBA) this month! The NCCBA is a reader's choice award for children in North Carolina -- they nominate the books, and they get to vote for their favorites! I introduce the award and the nominees to each Lower School class, they will read the nominees, and then we meet back together for a voting party where students cast their votes for their favorite books. It's a great way to read some fantastic picture books, reflect on shared literary experiences, and exercise their right to vote!
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Series Spotlight:

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Ordinary People Change the World

Students are falling in love with this new biography series! Combining comic-style illustrations with expertly researched and kid-friendly text, it's a hit! For more information, visit

Literary Events Around Town

Check out the flyers below for two great opportunities to engage in literacy activities in the community!

Library books

There are currently 598 books checked out of the library! Way to go, readers!

Unfortunately, 266 of those books are overdue. Eek! (But we have had quite a few unexpected days off, so I understand...)

Please check your email for a list of overdue books. Pay special attention to any books that are over a month late. If anything looks amiss on your list of books, please email me at

Thanks for helping to get our books back for other readers to enjoy!