Monday, May 23, 2022

SUMMER READING BINGO


Can you believe we are already at the end of another year of school?  Time flies when you're having fun.  Hopefully, the summer won't fly by and we'll be able to fully enjoy it.

During the summer it's also important to keep your reading skills sharp.  As an incentive for you do get a little reading in, we are sponsoring another Summer Reading BINGO program.  6th and 7th grade ELA teachers will be passing out the BINGO paper shown in the photograph today.  Return these to the library by August 10, 2022 and you will earn coupons for lots of freebies (ice cream, homework passes, hat day, etc.) and be entered into a grade level drawing for a grand prize!

If you lose your paper, just zoom in on the picture to see what to read, and you can get another paper from me when we return in August.

Have a wonderfully fun, relaxing and safe summer!

Happy Reading!



Wednesday, March 2, 2022

It's Read Across America Day!

Today, we celebrate reading.  Of course, I hope you guys are already big time readers.  But, if not, I hope you will try to carve out a few minutes today from your busy schedule of school, after school activities and social media (you know, those hours you spend on Tik Tok and Snapchat), to dive into a good read, whether in a book or on your phone.  



And, as a perk, any student who sees this message should stop by anytime from now through March 9 for a treat.  Just tell me you saw it here!


So, Happy Day of Reading to each of you!!!





Monday, January 24, 2022

ALA Book Awards Announced Today


The ALA, or American Library Association, has just today announced its 2022 award winners for excellence in children's and young adult literature.  

The winner of the 2022 John Newbery Medal is The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera.




This year marks ONE HUNDRED YEARS in which the John Newbery Medal has been awarded for the best children's book.  The very first Newbery was awarded in 1922 to the book The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Willem van Loon.




Mrs. Creasy's favorite of all the Newbery winners is the 2004 selection The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.  To this day, it remains her favorite children's book.


Do you have a favorite Newbery-winning book?

For a complete list of this year's winners in the various categories, click HERE.






Monday, January 10, 2022

More Winners...

Congratulations to the winners in our second nine weeks drawing!  Remember, for every activity you complete in the library's Google class, your name is entered into a drawing for a prize to be given out at the end of the nine weeks.  The more you do, the more times your name goes into the drawing, and there is a winner in each grade.   

2nd Nine Week Winners are...


6th Grade
Christopher S.



7th Grade
Camryn H.



8th Grade
Cadin P.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Ornament Contest Answers

In case you're wondering as to the correct answers in this year's Christmas Tree Book Ornament contest, they are...

1  
Alice in Wonderland

2
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (or The Chronicles of Narnia)

4
Fahrenheit 451

5
Romeo and Juliet

6
Black Beauty -OR- The Black Stallion

7
A Christmas Story

8
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

9
The Polar Express

10
The Tale of Despereaux

11
The Outsiders

12
Jaws

13
The Wizard of Oz

14
The Giver

15
To Kill a Mockingbird

16
The Hunger Games

17
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (or simply Harry Potter)

18
Charlotte's Web

19
The Odyssey

20
The Bible






WINNERS!

Congratulations to the winners in our 2021 Christmas Tree Book Ornament Contest.  Each of the winners received a gift bag of goodies totaling more than $30.

The library would like to thank the students who participated this year.  We look forward to hosting this contest again next December.



Winners (L-R)
Avery Troutt from 7th grade, 8th-grader Logan Burns (kneeling) and Gary Keen from the 6th grade.


Students examining the tree.












Thanks again to all the ones who participated!



Friday, December 10, 2021

Ornaments 17 - 20

Here they are!  The last four ornaments from this year's library Christmas tree.  Now you have all you need to be able to enter the contest.  Good luck!  And remember...entry forms can be picked up in the library.  The contest ends at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16.  Prizes will be awarded on Dec. 17.



















Puzzle of the Month: The Polar Express

This month's puzzle has been one based on the beloved children's Christmas book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  Students have enjoyed adding a few pieces here and there whenever their class has visited the library. 






8th grade library workers Kaleigh and Rileigh working on the last section.


FUN FACT:

Did you know that author Chris Van Allsburg features the same dog in all of his books, including The Polar Express?  The fictional dog, Fritz, is based on the real-life pet of his brother-n-law, a bull terrier named Winston.  In The Polar Express the little dog is featured as a puppet displayed on the bedpost.  






Thursday, December 9, 2021

Ornaments 13 - 16

The next four ornaments, including a view of the back of #16.







front

back

Happy Guessing!



Ornaments 9 - 12

A hint about one of the following ornaments:  It is based on a book set in the 1960s.  

If you have not stopped by the library to pick up your entry form, do so soon.  The contest ends Dec. 16, and there will be a winner from each grade.











Stay golden! (Psss...that's a hint)