First off, I want to say a special thank you to Ms. Bixler and Ms. Wright for getting some thank you notes together for Trinity City Books who gave us the book donation at the end of September. Thanks ladies!
Next, I have not gotten the magazine brochure finished like I wanted to this past month. I'm sorry, please know that it is still in the works and hopefully will be wrapped up soon! But our new magazines are beginning to arrive in the library!
Also, I need to mention that in the past couple of weeks it came to my library director's attention that we do not have a wi-fi hotspot in the library and apparently we should. It's under discussion and I am hopeful. Please keep your fingers crossed!!
I placed our fall book order this past month totaling ~$2,700 on October 22 and those books should hopefully be arriving before Christmas. :0) I'm very excited to get some new series and have also ordered some audio books called playaways that I think the students will really like.
When those come in, I will do a short orientation with students on how to use those with each class. I will also post instructions here on the blog so that students can access them at home and parents can see how they work and know the rules for using them.
Our library website is really getting some usage! We had 313 page views this past month and 267 of those were unique visitors! Wow!
Upcoming is the Book Fair...it should be arriving sometime this week. I have several parents who have signed up to help Ms. Crawford and I get it all set up this Friday, Nov. 5th. It will be open as a sneak peek for teachers ONLY this Friday. Book Fair flyers will go home in Thursday Folders this week and we have some flyers to send home with middle school as well. The Book Fair will run Nov. 8-12 8:00 am until 4:30 pm each day except Friday. Friday, Nov. 12 we will close at 2:30 to close up and pack up so that it will be ready for pick up the next week.
Finally, we had several classes sign-up for a regular library time. Check out the schedule in the Calendar section. PK/K are coming to the library every week for story time and check out! The students received a special book backpack for their library books. :0) Ms. Jefferson's 1-3 class is alternating weeks and part of the class comes to the library for a lesson or story or computer research while the other half goes out to work on their nature journal then they switch. Ms. Young's 4-6 class is coming in three small groups every other week where I do a book talk with the students, then they check out. I've also noticed that some of you seem to have pretty regular groups that you send on certain days of the week which is nice too :0)
Have an excellent week!
See you in the library,
Kari L. Worsham, M.L.S.
Harry Stone Montessori Academy Library