Book Marks

Zilker Library: October 2015

Happy Fall!

We've reached the 30th day of school and I am so thankful every day to be coming to Zilker when I get up in the morning! Thank you all for the warm welcome to Zilkerland! If I haven't met you yet, please feel free to come by the library before or after school and introduce yourself. I hope our October newsletter will show you what we've been up to in the library in the first month of school and what's on the horizon.

If you have some time to donate, I'd love your help in the library, too! Volunteers are needed on a daily basis. To sign up, visit the Volunteer Spot calendar HERE. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@ZilkerLibrary) and like us on Facebook!

Many thanks,

Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

International Dot Day

We celebrated International Dot Day in the Zilker Library with a read aloud of the bestselling book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds and dot artwork galore!
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Author Barry Wolverton Visits 5th Grade in the Zilker Library!

Friday, October 9th at 9 am

Zilker Library

The author of Neversink and The Vanishing Island, Barry Wolverton, will visit with 5th grade in the Zilker Library and share his process for writing his books. He will also read aloud from his two novels and answer questions. We are looking forward to hosting him!

Find out more about Mr. Wolverton and his two novels at

Storybook Pumpkin Patch

The Zilker Library is having a fall celebration of pumpkins the last week in October! Students may decorate a pumpkin at home to look like their favorite book character and bring it in to display in the library. We're hoping the library will be filled with creative storybook pumpkins!

Pumpkins may not be carved or cut (they might get stinky!), please. Students may begin bringing their decorated pumpkins to the library on Monday, October 26th. They will be on display until Friday, October 30th, when all pumpkins need to be picked up. Any pumpkins left behind by 4 pm will be thrown away.

For more information, check the entry sheet your child received in the library or ask Mrs. Sharp about it!

Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival is a fantastic annual event held at the Capitol building each October where many authors and illustrators share their stories, love of literature and talk about their writing. If you've never been, check out it this year! It's being held on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th.

5th grade students from Zilker will be introducing the author Monica Brown in the Read Me a Story tent on Saturday morning at 10:00 am! Come cheer them on and hear Ms. Brown share her stories. Visit her website at:

Zilker Family Checkout

Wondering if families can still check out books on a family account from the Zilker Library? The answer is...YES! Parents are welcome to come check out up to 10 books for their children before school from 7:30-7:45 am or after school from 2:45-3:15 pm (unless there is a meeting in the library or Mrs. Sharp is off campus). Books are due two weeks after they are checked out.

August/September Friends of the Zilker Library Donors

Many thanks goes to the following families for their donation to the Zilker Library!

Meredith and David Ansel

Abe Moore and Dana Kadavy

Julia Feighner

Chris and Maraba DiRaddo

Ronnie and Christy Dittmar

Sarah and Martin Tower

David and Tiffany Pool

Leslie Blanton

Scott and Jennifer Caudle

Adam and Alissa Deitz

Heather Way and William Christian

Keith Hilsabeck

Ryan and Jamie Allen

Raquel Irizarry and Mehar Gangishetti

Amy Empson

Franck Hoffman

Charlotte and Santiago Cotera

Jeremy and Alex Meyers

Sascha and Martine Fedyszyn

Sarah Daniel

Barry Stone and Ann Pizer

Donald Brode and Susan Terrell

Russell and Laura Gold

Danielle Burdick