|Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Library||
I'd like to invite the Pennekamp community to the new Puzzle Perch! It's just like a Little Free Library but for jigsaw puzzles! It is located at my house, which is very near Pennekamp (Dragon families, email me if you don't know where I live). Our beautiful Puzzle Perch was made by Luke and Jessica, founders of the Puzzle Republic. You can follow their awesome puzzle project on Instagram @thepuzzlerepublic. The Perch offers puzzles for everyone! Since so many visitors to the Perch have been children, we've just added more 100- and 300-piece puzzles. Come by and borrow a puzzle, then once you've finished making it, bring it back and borrow another!
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library resource specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
What's Not to Love, by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
His eyes are soft. “Do you know why I became a librarian?”
I wait for him to tell me, because of course I don’t.
“Dewey,” he says. “As in the decimal system.”
I’m not sure if he’s joking or not, but he continues, “I like order. I like organization. The idea of all the information in the world, all organized, everything in its place—I like that idea.”
He clears his throat. “But I’ve been doing this job for a long time. And the thing I’ve learned is that stories aren’t about order and organization. They’re about feelings. And the feelings don’t always make sense. See, stories are like …” He pauses, brow furrowing, then nods, satisfied in finding the right comparison: “Water. Like rain. We can hold them tight, but they always slip through our fingers.”
I try to hide my shock. Joe doesn’t seem like the poetic type.
His caterpillar eyebrows knit together. “That can be scary. But remember that water gives us life. It connects continents. It connects people. And in quiet moments, when the water’s still, sometimes we can see our own reflection.”
--From When You Trap a Tiger, by Tae Heller, winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal