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Zilker Library: October 2018

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Happy October! I hope this edition of the Zilker Library newsletter is helpful as we move into the 2nd 9 weeks of school. The first two months have been so busy, fun, and productive!


Thank you to all those who have donated to our Friends of the Zilker Library program! We have had an outpouring of support this year and it will make a significant difference in our library collection. It's not too late to join, if you're interested.


Please check out our library hours below for information on family checkout this year.


Keep reading,

Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

Family Checkout Hours

The library is open for families to check out books with a family card. Don't have one yet? Come by during family checkout times and we can set you up with one. Family cards may be used for 10 books at a time. Books are have a 2 week checkout.


Morning Family Checkout:

Monday-Thursday from 7:35 to 7:45 am


Afternoon Family Checkout:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30 pm*

(subject to change if Mrs. Sharp is off campus for a monthly meeting or if the library is in use by others)


*The library doors are locked at all other times. Please check in at the front office prior to visiting the library during the school day. Priority is given to students during the school day.

4th Annual Storybook Pumpkin Patch!

We're celebrating the 4th Annual Storybook Pumpkin Patch in the library! Want to participate? It's simple! Students may decorate a pumpkin at home to look like their favorite book character and bring it into the library.


Entry forms are below!


Pumpkins may be dropped off beginning on Monday, October 22nd. They need to be picked up no later than Friday, November 2nd.


*Please no cut or carved pumpkins- decorations on outside only.

Zilker Welcomes Author Roda Ahmed!

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Roda Ahmed Author Visit

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2pm

Zilker Cafeteria

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes are invited to hear author Roda Ahmed share her beautiful picture book biography, Mae Among the Stars, of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. We can't wait to learn more about this astronaut's life and hear Ms. Ahmed share her process for writing this book about such a great role model. 3rd grade students will be introducing Ms. Ahmed at her presentation at Zilker AND at the Texas Book Festival on October 27th!


Books can be ordered in advance and will be signed and delivered the following day. The order form will be coming home in Thursday folders next week and is also below.

Zilker Welcomes Author Kate Schatz!

Kate Schatz Author Visit

Monday, Oct. 29th, 2pm

Zilker Library

5th graders are invited to hear author Kate Schatz share her collection of biographies of rad women (and girls) across the world who have dreamed big, helped others, and paved the way for those to come. This Texas Book Festival author will be visiting us in the library and we can't wait to hear more about these role models.


Books may be purchased in advanced and will be signed after the event and delivered the following day. Order forms are sent home in Thursday folders and is also below.

Jonathan Auxier Visited Zilker!

5th Grade Library Leaders

We're kicking off a leadership program in the library this year for 5th graders and it's going to be so much fun! 46 students applied to a Library Leader and interviews were held for selected candidates. 10 students have been hired to be representatives of the library. These students will help order books for the library, assist with the Book Fair in February, and share library news and information during Friday assemblies.

Thank You to our 2018-2019 Friends of the Zilker Library!

Fall Donors

Much love and many thanks to these families for their donation to the Friends of the Zilker Library!


  • Pool Family
  • Jayasuriya Family
  • Martin-Baker Family
  • Burrow-Sharp Family
  • Fullerton Family
  • Qualls Family
  • Lees Family
  • West Family
  • Giustino Family
  • Constant Family
  • Pan Family
  • Shneidman Family
  • Thomas Family
  • Wyatt Family
  • Zapruder Family
  • Judy Dailey
  • Richardson Family
  • Khandelwal Family
  • Moore Family
  • Turich Family
  • Collier-Edwards Family
  • Barba Family
  • Cureton Family
  • Turk Family
  • Tower Family
  • Yates Family
  • Leak-Spitta Family
  • Ferry Family
  • LeJeune Family
  • Meyers Family
  • Powers Family
  • Scott Family
  • Russell Family
  • Capitan Parra Family
  • Condon Family
  • Moss-Glazier Family
  • Galindo Family
  • Morin-Schwartz Family
  • Kraal Family
  • McCasland Family
  • Bejarano-Blanco Family
  • Allen Family
  • Kaven Family
  • Arvesen Family
  • Ashour Family
  • Anderson Family
  • Elder Family
  • Helms Family
  • Berg Family
  • Zeh Family
  • Oberman Family
  • Applewhite-Mancera Family
  • Stiles Family