This week we celebrate the freedom to read with banned books week in libraries across the country. I will be reading The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack & Kurt Wiese. We will discuss the history and reasons behind censorship. Students are encouraged to check out a banned/challenged books that are displayed in the school library. Of course we are limited to children’s books here, and a more comprehensive list can be found here if you are interested in checking one out from the local library for yourself!
Additionally, a few announcements:
The library now has subscriptions to Stone Soup, Cricket & Ranger Rick. Students are allowed to check out these magazines, but please make sure they are cared for at home so they are usable for other students in years to come. If it is noticed that magazines are returning bent, torn, written on, etc. their use will be limited to library time only.
Also, students are encouraged to participate in the “Reading is an Investment” program. this is a program designed to promote financial literacy and students who participate could win a $250.00 college savings account.
National Geographic Bee practice will soon begin during lunch period twice a week. I will coach our team in the library over lunch to prepare for our school bee. The winner will advance to the state bee. More information to follow as it becomes available.