Congratulations to Pennekamp student Arya Samimi, second-place winner in the County of Los Angeles public library bookmark contest! Arya and other winners will be honored before the Manhattan Beach City Council, and his winning bookmark will be distributed at public libraries in the coming year. Good job, Arya!
The book club for 4th-grade students meets this Friday, November 18, at lunch recess. Club members should eat lunch first and wear their "READ" wristbands. We will discuss and rate The Lightning Thief and choose a new reading selection for the coming month. All members and interested students are welcome (even those who didn't finish the book!).
The book club for 5th-grade students is reading Belly Up, by Stuart Gibbs. The club meets again on December 9. I will have a half-dozen copies for students to purchase by Monday afternoon. Thanks to Pages: A Bookstore for obtaining and discounting copies for our club members.
Scholastic orders are due this Friday, November 17. Points generated through Scholastic orders allow the library to acquire many high-interest titles at no cost. Thank you for ordering from Scholastic!
If you would like to see some of the book's recently added to the library's collection, please visit the New Books page of this website.
The week after the Thanksgiving break, our book fair takes place! Students will visit the book fair that week instead of library (except for DK students, who still visit the library). That week is also teacher conference week, so students will be on a minimum day schedule. The library will be open regular hours, but please note: students cannot wait in the library while parents attend conferences unless they are supervised by an adult. Parents may wish to partner with other parents to watch each other's children; and with adult supervision, students are certainly welcome to visit the library until 3:00 p.m. during teacher conference week.
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!