|Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Library||
My goal this week during class visits is to introduce new books recently added to the library collection. All classes (except DK, which does not check out books) will hear new books read aloud and will be encouraged to check out the many new books on display. From now through June, the library will be receiving and processing the bulk of this year's acquisitions. New books are acquired in various ways. Some are donated by Pennekamp families and other library supporters. Points generated by Scholastic Book Club orders are used to acquire high-interest titles free of charge. Some books are purchased with funds given to the library from the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club and the Manhattan Beach Historical Society. The main source of funds for new books, though--far surpassing any other source--is the Pennekamp PTA, which generously funds new library books as well as supplies and technology. A huge thank-you goes out to all the supportive people and organizations that help our library grow. New books allow us to meet curricular and research needs, reward curiosity, encourage pleasure reading, and promote lifelong learning.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media 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?
The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
"In my 'Mending Wall' was my intention fulfilled with the characters portrayed and the atmosphere of the place? […] I should be sorry if a single one of my poems stopped with either of those things—stopped anywhere in fact. My poems—I should suppose everybody's poems—are all set to trip the reader head foremost into the boundless. Ever since infancy I have had the habit of leaving my blocks, carts, chairs, and such like ordinaries where people would be pretty sure to fall forward over them in the dark. Forward, you understand, and in the dark. I may leave my toys in the wrong place and so in vain. It is my intention we are speaking of—my innate mischievousness."
Quoted in Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance, by George Monteiro