Book Marks

Zilker Library: November/December 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you, Zilker Family and Friends!

In this November/December edition of the Zilker Library newsletter you'll find pictures of what the Panthers have been up to in the library in the last few week, including pictures of our MakerSpace kickoff with 4th grade. You'll also find lots of information about things coming up after the Winter break, including the THEME for our Scholastic Book Fair in February!

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Love to you and yours,

Becca Sharp

Zilker Librarian

RIP Ramona the Guinea Pig

We are sad to share that Ramona, one of the library's guinea pigs, passed away peacefully on November 4th. Ramona had a wonderful life as the personal pet of the Caudles, a Zilker family, and then was able to share her squeaks and licks with the Panthers in the library. Ramona is survived by her sister, Beezus.

If you will be home for the winter break and are interested in pet sitting Beezus at your home, please let Mrs. Sharp know! Beezus loves the extra attention!

Dean and Shannon Hale Author Visit

Texas Book Festival

Pumpkin Launcher MakerSpace Challenge

Poetry Workshop with Author Liz Scanlon

In the Library...

Announcing...2017 Scholastic Book Fair Theme!

Just when we thought last year's Book Fair theme couldn't be more fun, Scholastic announced the theme for the Spring...Happy Camper Book Fair! So much fun! We can't wait to deck out the library like a memory making overnight trip to the great outdoors!

So, to kick off the book fair excitement in 2017, there will be a display in the library hallway celebrating two things Zilker loves...READING and GETTING OUTSIDE! Send Mrs. Sharp a picture of you or your family enjoying a good book outdoors between now and January 6th to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the book fair!

Mark Your Calendars:

Book Fair Set Up: February 8th

Book Fair Preview: February 9th and 10th

Book Fair Shopping: February 13th-17th

Family Night: Thursday, February 16th

Bluebonnet Lunch in January!

The voting for the 2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award winner is just around the corner! 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students who have read at least 5 Bluebonnet Award nominated books by Friday, January 20th will be invited to celebrate with lunch in the library! After lunch, students will vote for their pick of the award winner! Which book will be the Zilker winner?

Bluebonnet lunches will take place on:

Monday, January 23rd and Monday, January 30th

(Stay tuned for more information!)