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QOTD & Black History Month

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Quote of the Day, Weekly theme

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss February is Black History Month and we are reading novels, biographies and other books centered on this theme. We started early this year, with books about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther [...]

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This Week’s Theme: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Legends

January 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Author! Author!, Weekly theme

Private note to the second-grade boys: Fairy tales are not just for girls. Sometimes they’re gory, or creepy, or have really, really bad endings. You’ll like them. Just sayin’. Library Motto of the Week: Don’t judge a book by its cover. Private note to the eighth-grade students: You’ll be in high school soon enough. Let’s [...]

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Haunted Book Month!

October 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Weekly theme

In October, we like to celebrate scary stuff in our library for three weeks out of four. I tell the students that it is the only time I encourage them to read “junk food” books — Animorphs, Twilight, Scooby Doo, and anything and everything to do with scary plots, ghosts, haunted houses, etc., etc. I [...]

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Book Geek, Episode 2: This One is For Parents of “Reluctant” Readers

October 4th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Podcasts, Weekly theme

Download audio or listen here: “American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV.” – The Kaiser Family Foundation Seven to ten years. I have a [...]

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New books on the way…

January 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · Titles to Look For, Weekly theme

…and how did it get to be almost the middle of January already? This week in library we will be learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Before I forget, the librarians are planning a big Community Forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. this Wednesday, January 14th, 2009, in the library at Grant High School. I will [...]

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Welcome Back! And A Library Contest For You

January 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Misc., Titles to Look For, Weekly theme

This week’s library theme will be… New & New to You. Welcome back to school (soon). As I write this, it is Sunday night and little snow flurries are coming down, so I shouldn’t say “welcome back” just yet, eh? This has been a crazy holiday break, no? Hope you had a chance to play [...]

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Welcome!

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Currently reading, Thank yous, Weekly theme

Hello everyone, Our theme in the library this week is Old Books/New Books. We are reading “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH,” “Harriet the Spy,” “Year of the Dog,” “Thora and the Green-Sea Unicorn: Another Half-Mermaid Tale,” the “Half Magic” books by Edward Eager, “Eragon,” the “Freddy in Peril” books and many others. Come [...]

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