Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's Time for Summer and Summer Reading!

It is so hard to believe that school is now out for the summer.
The year went by so quickly!

I has just posted a summer reading recommendations list
and record form on the Library Webpage.

The library encourages students to read these books or any other books
they enjoy. Incoming seventh graders who read during the summer are
able to earn one extra credit point per book, up to 20 points, in their
language arts classes in September 2009. They should list the title and
author of each book on the summer reading form and get a parent
signature. Additionally, both seventh and eighth graders may take
AR quizzes on the books they read during the summer.

Please enjoy a great summer, rich with reading. I'd also like to
thank all of you for your great support of the library this year.

with best wishes,

Jane Lofton
Lindero Teacher-Librarian

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Book Fair and Author Visit

Lindero's annual book fair will take place in our library May 18-21. Our theme is "Summer Reading - Summer Fun." We will have great selections provided by our new vendor, Mrs. Nelson's Book Company. Please come shop for some great summer reading and enjoy the great selection. Book Fair hours:

Monday, May 18th - Wednesday, May 20th
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open House hours on Wednesday, May 20th
from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Please download our flyer.

And, following our fair on May 27, we will be welcoming guest author Neal Shusterman. Students who have read one or more of his books will be invited to an assembly Period 1 or 2. Parents are invited to attend either of the assemblies. We will also have smaller workshops later in the day for students who have read several of his books, and there will be a book signing for everyone who purchased one of his books. Copies of his books will be available at the book fair.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Neal Shusterman Author Visit

The Lindero Library and Language Department are very excited to announce that − thanks to generous funding from the Lindero PFC − Lindero will be hosting award-winning author Neal Shusterman on May 27, 2009. Mr. Shusterman has written many popular books for young people, including the 2008 California Young Reader Medal winner, The Schwa Was Here. Hearing and meeting an author is a very motivating experience for students. To attend an assembly or workshop with Mr. Shusterman, students need to read and pass an Accelerated Reader quiz on one or more of his books.

We encourage you to purchase one or more of his books. All students who purchase books will be invited to a book signing with Mr. Shusterman on May 27. We have arranged with Mrs. Nelson’s Book Company, this year’s Book Fair vendor, to order some of his titles for our students, and your purchase will also be credited to our PFC Book Fair profits that benefit the library. If you are interested in ordering any books, please complete the book order form as soon as possible so that your child will have ample time to read before Mr. Shusterman’s visit. Students who return their orders to the library by Friday, February 13 will receive their books in the first order shipment.

Students are invited to come to the library during both lunches on Wednesday to hear Mrs. Lofton do book talks on Shusterman's different books to help them decide on titles to order and read.

Huntington Field Trip

The Library will be hosting our second field trip to the Huntington Library on Tuesday, February 10. Students who attended the first trip on February 3 were treated to a wonderful docent-led workshop in the rare books and manuscripts gallery. We then enjoyed some of the grounds. We will repeat this trip for another group of top readers February 10.

Students are invited to the library during lunch this Wednesday to hear book talks about Neal Shusterman's books to help them decide what they would like to read in preparation for our Shusterman author visit on May 27.

The Library Book Club will meet during lunch on Friday.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lindero Out Loud

The Library will host Lindero Out Loud, with guest reader Mrs. Blumfield reading about vampires, Friday, February 6, during 6th/7th grade lunch.

The library hosted a great field trip to the Huntington Library for top readers on Tuesday, February 3. We will have a repeat visit for other top readers on February 10.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


The library will be open before school on Tuesday, January 20, starting at 8:15 A.M. to allow students to watch Inaugural events. We will not be doing book checkouts or Accelerated Reader quizzes so that everyone can watch the Inaugural events. We will be open for regular library activities the rest of the day, including both lunches and after school.