Farewell to our Seniors

A tradition that began before I became librarian is the end-of-the-year displays honoring our seniors. Each year I put a display visible in the hallway using the theme “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” This display features each senior along with his/her college choice and their bachelor degree choice. I also do a favorite book display in … More Farewell to our Seniors

Maker Mania 2

Each summer I do a couple of Maker Mania Days as a fundraiser for my library. You can read about last year’s Day 1 here.  I try to limit the 2-hour activity to students entering grades 3-8. I charge $10 for participation and try to get pre-registration so I know how many to plan for. Please … More Maker Mania 2

Young Authors Day 2018

We had a great time at this year’s Young Authors Day, and everyone was tired by the end of it. We had 20 groups in 8 classrooms lead by either 8th graders or seniors under the supervision of an elementary classroom teacher. There were three of these groups sessions. I will have to do some … More Young Authors Day 2018

Young Author’s Day

Every year our school does a Young Authors Day – 2018 will be our 11th one. I have headed up this activity every year, first as the school Curriculum Coordinator and now as the Library Media Specialist. The first couple of years I actually went into the classrooms and team-taught with many of the teachers. … More Young Author’s Day

Read Across America Day

Last week, libraries across the nation celebrated Read Across America Day and libraries around the world celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Our Read Across America Day visitors were organized by Dona Ana County Community & Constituent Services Office. The guest readers came to us from the Las Cruces Volunteer Network. I divided our students into three … More Read Across America Day

Mock Caldecott

**This post contain an Animoto affiliate link and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Each fall I scan lists on the internet for potential Caldecott books for the following January.  I check out as many of those as possible from our local public library and choose 10-15 … More Mock Caldecott

Maker Mania Day 1

Last spring I entered a contest for a DK Maker Space promo kit. The contest was designed to promote their STEAM books. The kit included pencils, STEAM stickers and tote bags which I used as prizes at my Maker Mania Days. It also included a couple of activity posters, one of which I used as … More Maker Mania Day 1

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog. I hope to share with you ideas you can replicate in your library. Like most librarians in a small school, there is always more I’d like to do than there is money to pay for it. To help alleviate that problem, I host after school and summer programs which carry a … More Welcome!