Books and reading and learning, that's what's happening in our library! Here are the stats from last month:
Did you know that we see thirteen to sixteen classes a day in our library? We love our volunteers who shelve the hundreds of books that get returned each day!
Don Tate visited with third and fifth graders on Monday!
Mr. Tate is a local author-illustrator; many of his books grace our shelves at Sommer. His newest book, Strong as Sandow, chronicles the life of the founder of bodybuilding. Mr. Tate was a bodybuilder himself! The students enjoyed seeing pictures from his past, listening to his story of becoming an illustrator and a writer, and got to witness his drawing firsthand.
Kindergarteners were squealing over some creepy-crawly visitors in the library on Monday afternoon! Yes, the spider on Mr. Dave's stomach is real, as were the scorpions and other multi-legged creatures he shared to wrap up their PBL unit on spiders.
This week, our stories in the Book Nook are Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas for kindergarten. We are finishing up Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie with second grade. Third through fifth graders are taking a quick survey about their reading lives, so that their teachers and librarian can provide assistance where it's most needed.
We are grateful for author visits, PTA support, wonderful teachers, and great books this week-before-Thanksgiving Break! Wishing all of our learning community a restful break next week!