Fall 2012 Library Notes to Parents

***A big THANK YOU to all of you for encouraging your children to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  I enjoyed receiving the post cards from around the country.  Reading Celebration Day was enjoyed by all as we recognized levels of participation.  One hundred and forty-four students were honored as Top Readers by enjoying lunch in the library.

***We are beginning our school year with an emphasis on caring for our library books by giving each child a plastic carrying bag for their library books.  We would like to ask your help in encouraging your children to use the bags. They should bring the bag to the library each week.  Hopefully, with a little help, our books will be protected from mud puddles, dogs, food and little brothers/sisters.

***Your child’s library books are due each week.  Your help in reminding your child of his/her library day is greatly appreciated. Students will receive an S+ each week when they return their books. Students with overdue books can
return the late books within the next two days and their library grade will not drop. The following programs also factor into your child’s grade: Summer Reading, Accelerated Reader (grades 3-5), Book Talks, Research projects and
various in-library assignments.  Students in 4th and 5th grade can receive extra credit if they earn 15 or more AR points during each grading period.  Students in 3rd grade can also receive extra credit for earning 10 or more AR points each grading period.

***Because the Birthday Club was such a great success last year, we are hoping that many of you will participate again this year.  Thanks to those of you who supported this program.  There were many wonderful new books donated.  You will receive a letter prior to your child’s birthday with additional information.

***The Elementary Library is off to a great start for the new school year and I am looking forward to working with your children in the library.  It’s especially exciting to see so many new smiling faces.

Gayla Graham
Elementary Librarian

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:5-7