August has whizzed by already and it is time to share my update here on the website that I sent out last week to staff!! Ms. Crawford and I have been busy busy whipping the library into shape and I think we are as ready as we can be to open up for check-out. Last week 1-3 students came for library "orientation" tours and 4-6 just finish up their tours yesterday. Seventh and eighth graders, I am hoping to see your classes by the end of the week, but it will be up to your teacher/s and when is most convenient for them. Classes came by for a visit to see our new arrangement, new book drop, Young Adult section, rearranged reading areas, etc.
We have received over the summer and at the beginning of school 141 NEW chapter books for the Fiction and Young Adult sections, 157 NEW Non-Fiction books, and 66 NEW picture books for the Easy Fiction section. :0)
Also, last week I sent in SEVEN boxes of books to be processed for our site worth ~$2,411.35!! All of these books are newly published review books that I get for **FREE** for our school because I have connections like that! lol Actually, my mom receives review books for her school library and many are double copies of what they send her or they don't apply to her school population so she happily shares with us. Thanks mom!
Finally...I've saved the best news for last...we are getting NEW CARPET and a little bit of tile in the library!!!!!!!! WOOOOHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!! A big THANK YOU to Ms. Curry for making it happen :0) It will be installed by mid-October. YAY!!!!
Love your librarian,
Kari L. Worsham, M.L.S.
Harry Stone Montessori Academy Library