School Library Journal

School Library Journal Best Books of 2014

The School Library Journal came out with their list of best books from 2014. They look at Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult and Nonfiction book that have received stared reviews and narrow it down from there. In the end they selected 70 books out of the 250 stared books. “These 70 books distinguish themselves […]


We are chugging along

We are trying our very hardest to get all the new books processes. It is taking longer than expected but as each new book is entered, labeled, covered and protected we put it on the shelf for you! Many of the books have been checkout right away. I suggest logging into your accounts and putting the book on hold as soon as it is available. Once it is fully ready for circulation we will mark that it is on hold for you and place it on the holds shelf! I want to give a shout out to some very … [Read More...]

A desk, surrounded by books makes for a happy librarian!

Why the Book Fair is IMPORTANT

Some of you may not realize that when we host Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair a percentage of the earnings go directly back into the library. The library is in a bit of a transition period at the moment. Not only are we looking at opening a learning commons but we are still transitioning to genre-tizing our fiction section. For those reasons I held off ordering new books and using our book fair credit. At the beginning of the year I knew I had waited long enough. Children were coming in asking if I had … [Read More...]

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Children and 9/11

If you are looking for a way to help explain 9/11 to your children this might be just what you want. This short animation from BrainPOP does a pretty good job of explaining what happened and why. I showed it to my 5th grade class today and they found it very helpful. … [Read More...]

Library Lion and I all ready to meet the new Kindergarten classes!

Welcome Back

There are lots of exciting things happening in the library this year including the building of the new Learning Commons. Until that happens it is business as usual. I have plans to be here to support the teachers with all their Common Core needs. We continue to relabel the Fiction section, organizing the chapter books by genre. It is a process that is taking awhile. I have also started adding stickers to the Biographies that help identify books that are 100, 150 and 200 pages. I think this … [Read More...]

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March Madness The TOP TWO

Here are the top two book voted on by you. This final round of voting will be open for one week. At next weeks Monday morning assembly we will announce the winner of March Madness of Books and hold the raffle for everyone who voted. … [Read More...]


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