Skaggs Library

January 14, 2016

In this Edition:

  • Texas Bluebonnet and 2 X 2 Books
  • Bluebonnet Voting (January 25-29)
  • Read Across America Week (March 2)
  • Brown Bag Book Club (February 1)

It's Bluebonnet Season! Texas Bluebonnet & 2X2 Book Lists

Bluebonnet Books that is!!!


Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. The students keep track of their reading using their reading log. Once they have read all 20 books, they are eligible to vote for the book of their choice. Reading logs are available in the library, students are responsible for keeping track of the books and the log. You can also click here to access the log and print at home:

https://texasbluebonnetaward2016.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/2015-16-book-chart-with-covers.pdf


The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two. We encourage you to read the 2X2 Books with your child and have them keep track of the books on the reading log, which is available in the library. Students who complete the reading log will win a special prize from Mrs. Geiler! You can also click here to access the log and print at home:

http://www.txla.org/sites/tla/files/groups/CRT/2x2/docs/2x2%20boot%202015.pdf

Texas Bluebonnet Book Voting

Every year libraries across Texas participate in voting for their favorite Bluebonnet book. Students are eligible to vote when they have met the following requirements:

1. Grades 3-5

2. Have read and recorded on the reading log at least 10 books.

We will vote during library classes the week of January 25-29. The State winner will be announced some time in mid- late February. Students who read and record all 20 books will be invited to the "Bluebonnet Book Party" in the library- the date is to be determined.

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Read Across America Week- more details to come, so join the fun!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America

February 29th - March 4th

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,

To pick up a book and read with a child.

You're never too busy, too cool, or too hot,

To pick up a book and share what you've got.

In schools and communities,

Let's gather around,

Let's pick up a book,

Let's pass it around.

There are kids all around you,

Kids who will need

Someone to hug,

Someone to read.

Come join us February 29 – March 4

Your own special way

And make this America's

Read to Kids Week.

Please join us at Skaggs Elementary School as we celebrate reading together on the week of February 29 – March 4!

5th Grade Brown Bag Book Club

We are starting a Brown Bag Book Club in the Skaggs Library for 5th grade. A group of students have been selected to be a part of our first book reading and will start meeting on Monday, February 1st. We look forward to adding more students in the future!
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