Hornet's Nest

Hutsell Elementary Library

February 2016 Edition

Important library dates:

February 15 - 19: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade

(K - Poetry, 1 & 2 Poetry with Brod Bagert!)

February 17: Library snapshot day

February 18: Brod Bagert 1:30 - 3:00 pm / Library Bluebonnet Bash!

February 22 - 26: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade (Digital Passport, Research)

February 29 - March 4: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade

March 7 - 11: Library lessons for 3rd - 5th grade

March 21 - 24: Library lessons for Kinder - 2nd grade

Check out times will be available on March 28, 31 & April 1 due to testing!

Library Reading Programs

Texas Bluebonnet Award winning book for 2015-2016:

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For more information about the Texas Bluebonnet Award, click here.

Reading program in numbers:

The library has received over 400 reading logs and projects from students in grade levels 2-5! Students continue to turn in reading logs, ask about projects and read, read, read!


Current reading programs:


Think Snow for Kinder & 1st grades : Until February 29th

Fiction, nonfiction, biographies and reference tags: January - April

Authors & Illustrator visits

We will host 2 more authors this semester, Poet Brod Bagert (1st & 2nd) and Katie Klise (Kinder & 1st). We will post their schedules and send information about their books as their visit approaches.

Other library information...

Need a book recommendation?

If you're looking for a good book, visit our Library's Blog or follow us on Twitter! You will find book reviews and book lists to give you a better idea of new books that you might enjoy!

Our e-book collection is growing!

Now, teachers and students have access to more e-books from Capstone and Follett. You can read for fun or for information, the majority of the Capstone e-books are multi-user and easy to read, they also include audio features for emergent readers. Students and teachers may need their log-in credentials to open the books. Go to the library catalog to see all our new e-books!
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iPad News

We have an iPad class set available for teachers to check out!

Please use this link to request the class set for your upcoming projects, we will notify you when the iPads are ready for your use.

iPad class set request