Occasionally holidays or other events pre-empt class visits to the library, so I'm in the process of making sure everyone has heard all the books at their CYRM level. You will see that if you look at this week's Weekly Readalouds entry. The students will be voting on the two picture book categories around the time you are voting in the national election!
Students in grade 4 are encouraged to read the three books at the "Intermediate" (chapter-book) level of CYRM. Students who do so by the end of March can vote on that level at a pizza get-together! The library is circulating copies of those books, but they can also be requested from the public library or purchased at our upcoming...
Book fair! Next week is our school's "Monster Book Fair." Pages, our classy, smart, and beautiful local independent bookstore, is the source of the merchandise. This week I will be pitching some of Pages recommendations. Of course, there will be many other books at the fair, including all the books for which your sons and daughters are clamoring, like Pokemon guides, the Guinness World Records 2017, the Amulet series, picture books by Mac Barnett--you know the ones :-) Shopping at the book fair benefits our school. It's not too early to start shopping for the winter holidays!
Please note that the public library is largely in use for a public art installation right now, but events are still taking place in the library's meeting room. For younger children (ages 3 and up), there will be an art activity on Wednesday, October 19, at 3:30. DJ MacHale will be speaking at the library at 3:30 on October 20. He'll be promoting his spooky new middle-grade novel, The Curse of the Boggin, just in time for Halloween. Library holds can be picked up at the main entrance just like usual.
The PK library will close at 1:45 this Wednesday, October 19. I have to go to a meeting off campus of district library staff.