Library readalouds for grades K, 1, 2, and 3 this week focus on fall, which began Saturday, September 22; distinguishing fiction from nonfiction; and finding nonfiction books in the library. DK/TK is reviewing colors and shapes. Grade 4 is building a vocabulary of "literary response" terms through discussion of The Cello of Mr. O, by Jane Cutler. Grade 5 will be hearing a Native American legend, to support their in-class work on Native American cultures as well as literary genres.
Calling all artists, readers, and library lovers--it's time for the Los Angeles County Public Library's annual bookmark contest! Entry forms are available in the public library as well as the Pennekamp Library, and can also be downloaded and printed from the public library's website. Entries are due at Pennekamp by October 26, or you can turn them in at the public library until the next day, October 27. This year's theme is "It Came from a Book!" The winning designs are made into bookmarks and distributed at public libraries throughout the coming year. Winners are honored at a city council meeting, win a prize "grab bag," and receive 50 copies of their bookmark to give to family and friends.
This Thursday, September 26, the 5th-grade book club is meeting in the library at lunch recess. Students, please come ready to discuss this month's selection: Aliens on Vacation, by Clete Barrett Smith. New members and interested observers are welcome to attend.