Library hours return to normal this week—pretty much... I have a new (rescue) dog, so while she adjusts to our home I will be taking a lunch hour to care for her. Thank you for your understanding. Until further notice, the library be closed for an hour every day around lunchtime:
This week’s readalouds and also the books on display have to do with the environment, in honor of Earth Day, which is Wednesday, April 22.
Several of the readalouds and display books this week are on the new district summer reading lists for elementary students. The lists can be found on the district website. The lists and books for elementary students are suggestions for pleasure reading—these books are not required reading!
Students entering 6th grade and above in our district do have required summer reading. Those lists will soon be on the district website—they are being revised, so please do not rely on last year’s lists.
Grades 3 and 4 completed their participation in the Cook Prize contest. The winner at Pennekamp was Galapagos George, by Jean Craighead George. Our vote totals have been forwarded to the sponsoring organization, the Bank Street School of Education, which will announce the final winner by next Monday.
The Island of Dr. Libris, by Chris Grabenstein, the current selection for the 5th-grade book club, was reviewed very favorably in the New York Times the other day. The club’s next meeting is May 4.