Monday, October 28, 2013

New Books from Our Grant

Thanks to all the donors at Donors Choose, our library now has $1200 in new books!  We received two separate grants.  The first was for hot new releases, especially the latest in popular series.  Here is a list of the books we got for that grant.  The other grant was for graphic novels, since we haven't bought any new ones in several  years.  You can find the list of those new books here.  Most of these books have arrived in the library and are ready to be checked out.  Come down and check one out today!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Enter the Bookmark Contest!

Last year's middle school district winner.  Will Goldenview ever win?
It's time for the bookmark contest again!  Starting today you can pick up the rules and entry form in the library.  All entries are due back in the library by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 27th.  This year's theme is Share @ Your Library.  You may enter as many times as you want, but remember to adhere to these rules:
  • all artwork must be your own
  • the words Share @ Your Library must be on the bookmark somewhere
  • for best results Entries should be decorated with color and outlined in fine point black marker 
We will vote on the winning bookmark during the week of December 2-6.  The two winning bookmarks from our school will be entered in the district contest, which will be judged in January.  If our school wins the district contest (for the first time ever!), that bookmark would be printed up and distributed to all the schools all over the district!  So enter today, and let's find that winning bookmark! 

Visit the district's bookmark website and see past winners. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Get an ID Made in the Library

Now that Battle of the Books has started, perhaps you've noticed that you need an ID to go to the library
for lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Or perhaps you are going to Hawaii for Thanksgiving, and you want a picture ID to get on the plane.  But it's already mid-October, and you just can't find your school ID anymore.  What ever will you do?

Never fear!  You can get a new one made in the library!  Just stop by any time and give us your name and five bucks, and we will make  you a brand new one.  But plan ahead!  We have to order out for them and it takes about a week. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Support Our Book Fair!

 October 14-17 a Scholastic book fair will be held in the library.  Come by and support the school library by buying books!  You'll go home with some hot new reads for the long weekend, and the proceeds from the book sales will go towards buying new books for the library.  It's a win-win for reading!

The book fair will be open for business for the following hours next week:

Monday: During lunch and after school
Tuesday: Before & after school and during lunch
Wednesday and Thursday: Before school and during conferences (11:45-3:00 and 4:00-7:00)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Battle of the Books Starts This Week!

The 2013-2014 season of Battle of the Books starts on Tuesday, October 8th.  That's this Tuesday!  If you would like to participate, make sure that you have returned the permission slip by Tuesday.  And if you haven't read any of these books yet, now is a great time to check them out and start!  Don't have any friends who want to do it with you?  No worries.  This is a great place to meet new friends who love to read!  Most teams are formed after Battle is started, not before anyway.

So, bring your lunch and your permission slip to the library at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday, and learn all about Battle of the Books!  Not sure if you want to do it?  Come for a week and see if it seems like fun.

See you Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Help Us Buy Books!

This year the library has partnered with Donors Choose to help buy new books for the library.  This wonderful organization allows school to post supplies they need (for us that means books!), and for individuals or companies to donate small amounts to contribute towards the overall goal.

So if you want to buy a book or three for our library, please go to our page on Donors Choose and see what we need for our library.  Then feel free to contribute whatever amount you wish.  Our students will thank you over and over each time they read a book you bought!

If you contribute on or before October 4th, please use the keyword INSPIRE when you check out and your contribution will be doubled!!