Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

This week in library, we welcome March and take time to remember the birthday of a much loved author.  March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

If you are looking for fun Dr. Seuss activities and games, you can check out the following websites:

Here is a fun idea... Why not take the March Dr. Seuss Reading Challenge?  Pick up the form below at the library.  Do one reading activity a day.  Mark off the squares as you go.  When you have done all 25, bring the completed activity sheet back to the library.  We will take your picture and create a READ wall of fame!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thank you, Ms. Yangsook Choi!

Last Thursday, all of elementary was treated to time with our special guest author and illustrator Ms. Yangsook Choi!

PK and Kindergarten enjoyed the first session.  Ms Choi read her story New Cat.  Then she taught the students how to draw a cat step by step using just letters of the alphabet.  

Grade 4 and 5 enjoyed the second session.  Ms Choi shared the creative process of how she made her very well known book The Name Jar.  She encouraged us to "write about what you love and really care for!"

Grade 1 participated in the Young Artists workshop and created storyboards experiencing first hand how we can use pictures to tell stories. Ms. Choi shared how "seeing students' creativity is the best part about visiting schools!"

The final session of the day was with Grade 2 and 3.  They too enjoyed The Name Jar presentation.  Ms. Choi stressed the power of imagination, gathering ideas, researching, writing, editing, and illustrating.  She challenged everyone to "see themselves as a great character who makes good choices!"

Ms Choi's day ended with several one-on-one sessions in the library with students eager to talk about their writing and their art.

Thank you, Ms. Yangsook Choi for spending the day with us and sharing your passion for writing and illustrating.  We have been inspired!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scholastic Year in Sports 2016

Look what else is new in our library...

"For sports fans everywhere, the 2016 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including your favorite stars like LeBron James, JJ Watt, Clayton Kershaw, Serena Williams, Lionel Messi, and McKayla Maroney, SCHOLASTIC YEAR IN SPORTS 2016 is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted of fans."
- Amazon review

James Buckley Jr. is a well known author of children's sports books. He has written over 50 books on sports for kids, including the Scholastic Year in Sports series. Check out his website to learn more about him at

If you want to explore some sports websites, try looking here...

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Scholastic 2016 Book of World Records : epic wins and fails

Just new in our library...

"Who has had the longest career in baseball and who has had the shortest? Whose blockbuster movie made the most money and whose was a major flop? Which car is the fastest and which is the slowest? Discover the epic fails of science and technology, money, pop culture, nature, sports and more in the new and improved Scholastic Book of World Records!" - Amazon review

For more world record fun, you can visit the following websites...

or watch some videos at...