|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?
A Night Divided, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
George stirred. "Forgive me, ma'am. I don't think that's true. Surely knowledge of every kind is vital to us in our battle with the Problem."
"Dear George, you are so very young." That husky laugh again. "I can see that such concepts might be difficult for you to grasp."
"No, George is right," Lockwood said. "George is always right. We shouldn't fear uncovering things that are shrouded in darkness. We should shine light on them. Like the lantern in your agency's logo. That's what an agent does, after all."
--The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud