During the month of April, we are celebrating National School Library Month. Each time students check out a library book they can enter to play Libraryopoly(our version of Monopoly). As students move around the board and land on author spaces, they answer a question about the books the author has written. Correct entries will be placed in a drawing to win an autographed copy of Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.
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In celebration of National Library Month, the media center has a few activities going on to encourage students to visit. We have a contest in which students could win a free book. Faculty members were polled to find out their favorite children’s book. Students have to match the books to the correct faculty member. The person with the most correct answers wins a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not 2010. Entry forms can be found in the pocket on the bulletin board outside the media center. Book club members have assisted with creating Wordles on their favorite book. Many of these are on the bulletin board. Check them out and see if you can guess the book they are describing. Best-selling author, Patrick Carman will be visiting via virtual chat. He is the author of Skeleton Creek, Ghost in the Machine, The Land of Elyon series, and Black Circle, the fifth book in the 39 Clues series. Details are coming soon. In addition, all during the month book trailers will be featured on the morning news program. Book club member also helped with a PSA about National Library Month. Check out the video below.Can’t see the video below? Try this link.
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To help us celebrate National Library Week, Melissa LeGette visited WJMS this week to talk to students about her book, The Unicorn Girl. The students did a great job of making her feel welcome. At each session, Melissa answered questions, told a bit about herself, and read a portion of her book. Questions were asked about publishing, editing, favorite books/authors, development of characters, future books, inspiration for the book, writer’s block, and researching for material. After the session, students were able to purchase autographed copies of her book for $10. We enjoyed Melissa’s visit very much and everyone learned so much about writing and publishing books.
National Library Week is April 13th through the 17th. To help us celebrate and to encourage our students to read, the media center will be making READ posters modeled after those for ALA’s READ campaign. Many of these will be posted around the school and will show up on the PowerPoint news. If you would like to purchase an 8 1/2 x 11 color mini-poster, they will cost $1 for us to print them for you.