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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In the Home Stretch...

Now that we are in the last few weeks of school, the time is here to gather all loaned books and begin our annual inventory.  To assist us in our efforts, all materials need to be returned by this Friday.  Bills for lost or missing books will be sent home by the end of next week.

So, what will we be doing in the library if we're not checking out books?  Students will complete the end of the year STAR Reading test (on the computer), work on their book recommendation ads, and create our summer reading lists.  We'll be looking at some new tools in the computer lab and on the iPads, and taking down all those beautiful feet that have added so much color to the library and the school hallway.

Looking around the media center, it's clear we have had a busy and productive year.  Many volunteer hands have helped along the way, and I'm very grateful to all who offered their talents to support the efforts of our students.  Thank you!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2012 Children’s Book Festival: Baseball Bonanza!

2012 Children’s Book Festival: br /Baseball Bonanza!: June 9, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Join a host of authors and artists who have created some of your favorite baseball picture books for our 7th annual Children’s Book Festival in conjunction with the exhibition We Are The Ship: The History of Negro League Baseball, original paintings by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson. The Museum will host members of the Negro League Baseball Players Association for a special program in the Auditorium. In addition, this event for art-, book-, and baseball-lovers of all ages will feature art activities, artist and author presentations and demonstrations, and book signings. Enjoy ballpark fare or bring your own picnic to enjoy in our apple orchard.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Very Special Thank You

Many thanks to Lucca, Charlie, Julianna, and Zac for their help at the school committee meeting tonight...you guys rock!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Exciting times, indeed!

I just returned from a conference for librarians that featured many new ideas for programming, integrating technology into the media center, and predictions for the future.  I see many exciting things on the horizon, and am eager to begin thinking about how to include some of these things into our programming at Wolf Swamp.

Our focus over the next few weeks will be:

  • re-aquainting ourselves with folktales from around the world;
  • creating advertisements for our favorite books, and
  • making our summer reading lists.

*  Mark your calendars!!  World Culture Night at Wolf Swamp, May 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Great activities, foods from around the world, story telling, and music.  Come and travel the globe with us!!  *