First off, thank you again to all of the parent volunteers we had who came and worked the book fair and created decorations. Your hard work really paid off! We had a really excellent Book Fair this past month, crossing just over the $5,000.00 mark in total sales!! There is approximately $800 in books that will be coming directly back into the library from the fair almost immediately (they are at library processing now!). I will be shopping in Scholastics school resource catalog for a book return (or two) and maybe a new DVD player. I'm checking first on the DVD player brand to see if the particular brand Scholastic is carrying would last longer than what we can buy from a mass retailer.
Next, just a reminder that the million word challenge form is on the homepage if students need to download one to use or to type into. I have a folder created behind Teddy Bear Harry where they can turn in the form when they have one completed, or feel free to drop them in my box in the office, or if the student prefers to keep track of their reading log from the library that is fine too...whatever works best. :0)
Just a reminder that we do have access to some really excellent databases for the students to use. Students CAN use these from home they will just need the login and password information which is available in the library. I can't post the password information on our website due to site licensing issues but I can get students the appropriate passwords for whichever site they need access to. I am also in the process of creating some information "sheets of gold" that will have all of our database passwords on them that the students can stop by to pick up at any time. I will locate the sheets of gold near the student computers in the library.
We have magazines available for check out in the library! The magazine info brochure is complete and uploaded to the home page. A hard copy of these have been place in teacher's mailboxes for them to keep in the classroom for students to look over. New magazines titles should begin arriving this month or no later than next.
One more thing for parents, if you wish to check out books from our library, a library account can be created for you! I use your phone number as your account number and the account will be good for this school year.
Thanks! Have an excellent weekend!