D97 Library News

October 2017

Happy October!

We are pleased to be including the entire community of District 97 - patrons, families and staff in our monthly newsletters. Each month our teacher librarians will collaborate to bring you great information to highlight the experiences our students have in our elementary school libraries. We hope you find this information useful and value any feedback that you care to share. Please direct any comments or questions about this month's edition to Mindi Maneck at Holmes (mmaneck@op97.org) or Katie Noonan at Irving (knoonan@op97.org).


October Dates in History

October 4, 1957 The satellite Sputnik 1 was sent into space by the Soviet Union, triggering a long standing space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, now known as Russia. Read about the history of space exploration.

October 8, 1871:
The Great Chicago Fire is captured in this popular book, I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, available in all elementary libraries.

October 9: Indigenous Peoples' Day is replacing Columbus Day around the United States. Here are two great books that depict the true story of Columbus' discovery: nonfiction and historical fiction. Even Oak Park is recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day.

October 14, 1964: Martin Luther King, Jr. was given the Nobel Peace Prize.

October 16, 1758: Noah Webster was born. Explore everything about Noah here!

Makerspace Highlight : Longfellow and Lincoln

D97 Librarians are incorporating lots of hands on, project-based, makerspace activities in the school libraries this year. Each month we will highlight two schools!

Some Spooky Read Alouds

Encyclopedia Britannica

The D97 library team has a subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica that students often use to do research. This database is a perfect place to find information about many different topics. It is reliable, credible and accessible to all students! Click here to access it from home.

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