Library News

Geneva School of Boerne - Vol. II

Current News

The Geneva Library has been very busy this last quarter as we celebrated a wonderful Geneva Book Week in January, students have been finishing up their Triple Crown Program Reading lists, and we are getting ready for our Summer Reading Program!

Triple Crown Reading Award Program

I am sure over the last few weeks most of you have noticed your student bringing home a Bear Moon cookie prize with a list attached to it! This is a sweet treat for completing our Triple Crown Reading list that we encourage the students to read from every school year. The program runs from October through April and is completely voluntary.

Geneva began participation in this program in 2009. The program started in 1992 with a grant to a Christian school librarian in Austin and it has grown into a national program. The program's goals are to 1) promote wholesome literature; 2) prepare Christian minds; 3) present national and international authors; and 4) preserve youthful innocence. We have been very blessed to be able to participate in the program!

Students who have completed their lists will be invited to the library the last week of April to vote for their favorite book and the national book award winners will be announced second week of May.

What We Are Reading!

Each class is read to when they visit the library and our goal is to instill in them a love for the classics! Here is a sample of what each grade has been reading in the library this last quarter:

Kindergarten -- Caldecott Winner Last Stop on Market Street, Mahalia Jackson, Out of the Woods, Jesus StoryBook Bible

1st Grade -- Sophie the Mouse, My Grandfather's Coat

2nd Grade -- Olga da Polga

3rd Grade -- Clown of God, I, Vivaldi, and Sophie Mouse (A New Friend)

4th Grade -- Jeffrey Strangeways, Sword in the Tree

5th Grade -- Pilgrim's Progress

New Books!

Three of my favorite new books to the Geneva Library are "Finding Winnie, the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear" by Lindsay Mattick, "Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White" by Caldecott Honor Winner Melissa Sweet, and "Lenny & Lucy" by Philip C. Stead.

"Finding Winnie" is the story of a real bear named Winnie who would inspire the story of Winnie-the-Pooh after meeting a real boy named Christoper Robin at the London Zoo.

"Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White" is a beautiful tribute to the famous author of The Trumpet of the Swan, Charlotte's Web, and Stuart Little. It is full of beautiful illustrations, excerpts from his books, and a sweet telling of his life from a very young age. I can't wait to read this to the 3rd graders who read Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan this year!

"Lenny & Lucy" is a sweet story about a young boy who moves with his family to the other side of the forest and makes some new friends. Beautiful illustrations by the author's wife, Erin Stead, a previous Caldecott Medal winner for "A Sick Day for Amos McGee."


If you are interested in volunteering in the library or helping with library events or have any questions , feel free to contact Lisa Patti at 830-755-6101 x213 or