April is School Library Month! The theme for 2013 is “Communities Matter @ Your Library”. We’ve got book buddies, guest readers, and reading celebrations planned.
Our library snapshot day is planned for Monday, April 15th. This will be a day to highlight what happens in our school library on any given day, in pictures, words, and numbers! Our library is a hub for the school community. We can’t wait to share the different types of teaching and learning that happen on any given day.
We will be hosting a guest reader from the Charlotte Public Library! Read this previous post to see how this community connection works!
Part of being a community is participating in a common experience. 4th-8th graders will be voting for their favorite Dorothy Canfield Fisher books this month, as well. Ask a 4th-8th grader you know what their favorite book is and why. Read some yourselves. Check out the DCF Blog to see what students around the state have to say about the nominated titles!
I have signed up to participate in the 2013 ShelfChallenge! Teachers are part of learning communities. This challenge encourages me to slow down at a time of the school year that is usually very hectic. It will help me to gain
insight into our library collection, see new opportunities for connecting books
with readers, and learn from colleagues around the country who are participating in the challenge as well. My Shelf Challenge is the “M” books in the Everybody section. Here is a picture of two shelves of that collection.
I’ve already found some gems to share with students and staff and can’t wait to find more!