Sunday, November 25, 2007

Change of focus for blog

When I created this blog in Spring 2007, it was my first experience trying a blog, and I thought I would use it for all sorts of information related to the library - news, book talks, library opening hours information, and so on. Well, I've just decided to try a different approach to disseminating this information. I'm going to separate news, hours, and book talks into three separate sources. This blog will focus just on news about the library and books. For library hours (that is, when the library is open before school, lunch, and after school), see the new Google-based Library Hours Calender. There is also a link to it on the Lindero Library web page. For book talks, check out the brand new Lindero Loves Books blog.

While I realize this means going to multiple links for library-related information, it will also allow you to select the link that works best for you.

As always, I welcome your comments or suggestions. Contact me at the library, by phone at 818/889-2134x230, or by email at

Friday, November 23, 2007

Library News Nov. 26-30

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break! I hope you had a great one!

Library hours this week include:
  • The library will be open at 8:15 A.M. before school Monday - Friday.
  • The library will be open for 6/7th grade lunch Monday - Thursday.
  • The library will be open for 8th grade lunch Monday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • The library will be open after school until 3:45 Monday - Friday.
The library book club will meet in the library during lunch on Friday. We will have Master Storyteller Irv Isaacman as our guest. Please bring your lunch that day so that you can arrive as promptly as possible.

Book club members and 8th grade advisory club members, please check the book club wiki at for important information about recording CYRM book talks, and get in touch with Mrs. Lofton to schedule a recording time for a book talk as soon as possible.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Millicent Min, Girl Genius Book Talk

Enjoy this book talk, and check back for more coming soon. You can add your own comment to the book talk if you register for a account. Comments are moderated and will appear as soon as they are approved.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Library Hours & News, Nov. 13-16:

Library hours this week:

  • The library is open Tuesday - Friday before school at 8:15 AM.
  • The library is open for both lunches Tuesday - Friday.
  • The library is open after school Tuesday - Friday until 3:45 P.M.

Book club and 8th grade advisory students: Please see our new wiki at for information about volunteering to record CYRM booktalks. I am at a conference from Wed.-Sun. but will add more information during the Thanksgiving break when I get back.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Library Hours & Activities Nov. 5-9

Library hours this week:
  • The library will be open before school at 8:15 A.M. Monday - Friday.
  • The library will be open after school until 3:45 P.M. Monday - Friday.
  • The library will be open for 6th/7th grade lunch on Mon., Tues., and Thurs.
  • The library will be open for 8th grade lunch Mon. - Fri. Note that passes are no longer needed for 8th grade lunch visits.
  • The library will host Lindero Out Loud on Friday, Nov. 9. Mr. Thomsen will be our guest reader. Tickets are required and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Come by the library to sign up and get a ticket.

On Friday, November 9, all Language Arts classes will have discussions of Esperanza Rising. In addition, students who read the book will be invited to a special event during RAD. The deadline for reading the book and taking the AR quiz and for submitting contest entries is Monday, November 5.

Attention Book Club members:
  • Please return all Exercise the Right to Read donations to the library by Friday, November 9.
  • The next Lindero Library book club meeting will be on Friday, November 30, and we will have Irv Isaacman, Master Storyteller, as our guest.
(Please- excuse me for failing to list hours and events the last two weeks. I attended a wonderful American Association of School Libraries conference Oct. 25-28, and came home with lots of ideas I'll be using to enrich our library. However, with getting ready to go and catching up afterwards, I forgot to do my weekly blog entries.)