Glass Library Student Newsletter

April 2016

New RAM Begins April 5

The 5th session of RAM will begin April 5 and will run through April 28. If you would like to come to the library to read or play board games and have not been pulled by a teacher, please email Mrs. Mabery at so she can request you on the RAM spreadsheet.

Follow Us on Twitter

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The E. C. Glass library is now on Twitter. Follow us @ECGLibrary to see what is happening in the library and to learn about exciting opportunities.

National Poetry Month

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Stop by the library in April to contribute to our Poetree or to check out a poetry book or a novel in verse to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Book Review

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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby is an interesting mix of reality, fantasy, and alternate universes. Throughout the book, Finn is struggling to come to terms with his life and who he is. His mother married a rich doctor and moved away from Bone Gap leaving Finn and his older brother, Sean, to fend for themselves. Everyone in the small town realizes Finn is different from everyone else and he has to endure the name calling and whispers of the townspeople. Everything becomes more complicated when a woman who magically shows up in Finn and Sean's barn disappears one day, once again leaving the brothers alone. This book explores people coming to terms with who they are and exploring what love truly means. Ruby's writing is rich in details and descriptions and I would recommend this book to people who enjoy magical realism.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes was established by author T. A. Barron to recognize students ages 8-18 for positively impacting their community, environment, or group of people. Applicants should either be focusing on a current service project or have worked on a service project within the last 12 months. Winners of the award receive $5,000 to use on their service project or to put towards higher education. Applications are due April 15. Visit for more information.

The Wonder of Will Live

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"To commemorate the day of Shakespeare’s birth, and death, April 23, the Folger will host an international live streaming event from the historic Paster Reading Room in Washington, DC. A diverse array of actors, community leaders, artists, and scholars will share their connections to Shakespeare through compelling performances and personal stories.

Watch the broadcast LIVE on C-SPAN2 Book TV on Sat, April 23, noon - 1pm ET."

Information taken from the Folger Shakespeare Library website.