Media Messages

Here's what's happening in the IF Library Media Center!

August 2013

Welcome Back!

We are excited to begin the new school year. We hope the summer provided you time to spend with your children, travel, relax and of course read! Check the IF Library Media Center home page monthly for our newsletter. Please feel free to contact us throughout the year with questions or concerns.

Anne Kuehl, Library Media Specialist

Bert Denley, Library Media Assistant

Summer Reading Program

All summer reading logs and Ms. Brooks character designs are due in the library on Friday, August 30.

Battle of the Books

Fourth and fifth grade students may begin registering for Battle of the Books. The complete list of titles is located on the IF LMC Battle of the Books webpage. Paper copies can be obtained in the library. The last day to sign up is October 31, 2013.

ROAR: "Reach out and Read"

This is a great opportunity for kindergarten and first grade students and their parents to spend time together in the IF library. Learn about our available resources and check out extra reading materials to use at home. Our ROAR group is held on the second Wednesday of each month from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Watch your child's backpack for an informational flyer. Our first meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2013.

Mission Read

Our first Mission Read Community Service project at the High School was a success! Thanks to all the students who devoted their time to read to younger students in our community. We will be offering additional service opportunities throughout the year. See our monthly newsletter for details. It is our intent to build a community of readers who share the love of reading with others.

Looking for Good Books to Read?

Each year the Illinois School Library Media Association selects a list of twenty outstanding books geared towards students in grades K-2 and 3-5. The Monarch list contains titles appropriate for students in grades K-2 and the Bluestem list focuses on reading material for students in grades 3-5. The Isaac Fox library sponsors a reading incentive program for students who read these titles. Additional information regarding the program can be obtained in the Media Center. Ask your child to bring home the Monarch and/or the Bluestem reading log. More information about the books can be found on the website below.