Happy first day of spring!
This week most classes are hearing books about water because Wednesday, March 22, is World Water Day. If you would like to know more about global water issues, you can visit worldwaterday.org, in particular the "Stories" page.
Here in California we are quite used to thinking about water scarcity. There are other important water issues, though, such as sanitation, wastewater, and water-born diseases.
I would like to thank again the wonderful "Rotary Readers" who visited the library over the past couple of weeks. At right is a photo of one of our many splendid performers and readers: Mike Matthews, MBUSD superintendent. Thanks also to the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club for a generous donation for the purchase of new books for the library.
The other very exciting event coming up is on April 3: the book club for 5th-grade students will have lunch with Cylin Busby, author of The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs, our terrific current selection! I am so excited, as I love this book. Likely as not it will be on the 2017 MBUSD summer pleasure reading list for students entering grades 4 and 5.
Okay, now here's the inspiring video about the Ryan's Well Foundation. Have a great week!