Friday, August 31, 2007

Welcome back!

Welcome to the 2007-2008 school year! I hope to see all of you a lot in the library this year! Starting today, students will begin coming in the library with their Language Arts classes to check out books. Sixth grade classes will also have orientations to the library and our Accelerated Reading program. After we complete the orientations, the library will begin opening before school, at lunch, and after school on September 11. Students will also be able to start taking Accelerated Reader quizzes on September 11.

We have lots of fun programs at the library. One that we will be participating in this fall is the City of Agoura's "One City, One Book" program. The middle school level book is Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This not-to-be-missed book recounts a tale of a young girl, born to luxury in Mexico, who, due to a sudden reversal of fortune, must learn to adapt to the life of a farm worker in California's Central Valley during the days of the Great Depression. Please get a copy from our library, the public library, or your bookstore and participate in reading it. We will be announcing activities related to "One City, One Book" soon.

In early September, we will begin meetings of our library book club, and we will also inaugurate "Lindero Out Loud," a series of lunch-time read alouds in the library. Stay tuned for more information soon!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Summer and Harry Potter

If you have been checking this blog this summer, I guess you have seen that it has gone on vacation. I'll resume regular posts when school begins again. I hope everyone is enjoying summer and has been reading :).

If, like me, you recently finished and loved Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and are now feeling a little let down as to what to read next, don't despair. Cick here for some ideas. And, if you have ideas of your own, please email me and I'll add them to the list.

Oh, and in case you are wondering about taking the AR quiz for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows rest assured that it will be added to the AR list as soon as we return in to school. It will be 34 points.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation, everyone!