Fall means cooler weather, changing leaves, and pumpkins! Here in the library, we love to celebrate fall and reading with our storytelling pumpkins. Any student or teacher can participate. Just choose your favorite storybook character and decorate a pumpkin to reflect that character! You can use glitter, paper, foam, cloth, paints, markers, really any materials you want to jazz up and decorate your pumpkin. You may use a real pumpkin (smaller than a basketball) or a plastic or paper pumpkin. You can check out our gallery from last year below, but I am so excited to see your new ideas for this year.
Please DO NOT carve or cut into your pumpkin. We don't want to attract bugs!
Stop by the library to pick up an entry form or download it below!
All pumpkins will be on display for the rest of October, and all participants will receive a prize! Pick up your pumpkins to take home on Tuesday, October 31st. Happy decorating!
It's summertime! Summer is a time for rest, relaxation, and maybe some time at the beach or pool. While your librarian and teachers may be enjoying some of this, you can bet they are also spending a lot of time planning and preparing to make next year awesome! I myself have done a lot of reading this summer, getting ready for the new year. One of the blogs I read is Donalyn Miller's blog "The Book Whisperer." She has some very inspiring posts and presentations. Teachers, check it out! My favorite so far is "Creating an Engaging Reading Culture." I hope you are all getting your summer read on, and I can't wait to see you in a few weeks!
Read Across America week was a great time for students to celebrate their love of reading and be exposed to new books! The week was filled with activities, including our Book Talking T-Shirt contest and our camping themed Book Fair. We also had Book Tastings for students to get a "taste" of some of the library's new books as well as campfire sing-alongs with our new music teacher, Mrs. Jaquez. A fun time was had by all, especially when it came time for the s'mores! A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Jaquez and Ms. Evans for helping with the activities and Mrs. Baca and Mrs. Villela for helping with the Book Fair!
The Book Talking T-Shirts were a huge success! We had over 60 students create t-shirts at home with their parents to celebrate their favorite books. Students showcased their talents and demonstrated their love of reading. We had all sorts of books and authors represented, from Dr. Seuss all the way to R.L. Stine! Great job students and parents!
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