Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jennifer Anne Kogler Visit

Author Jennifer Anne Kogler will be visiting Lindero this Friday, December 12. She will speak at three assemblies, Periods 1, 2, and 3. After that, she will be signing books in the library during Period 4, starting at 12 Noon. All students who requested to attend an assembly should be on the list for Period 1, 2, or 3. The assembly lists are posted in language arts classes and in the library. Please see me as soon as possible if you have any questions or think you should be on the list but aren't. If you purchased a copy of The Otherworldlies, be sure to bring it on Friday to get it signed. We will send out notes to all students who purchased books with their book signing times. If you haven't yet purchased a book, we still have a few copies. We may also have copies to sell during lunch on the day of the event. Our copies are directly from Miss Kogler, and for sale for the reduced price of $10. Make checks payable to "Jennifer Anne Kogler."

See the attached flyer for more information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Twilight Discussion for Eighth Graders

The first Twilight event for eighth graders had a great turnout! Check out the article about it in The Acorn. We will have a Twilight book discussion during eighth grade lunch on Wednesday, November 19.

The book club will meet next on Friday, December 5.

On December 12, we have an exciting event planned: an author visit with young author Jennifer Anne Kogler. Please check out the flyer for all the information.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Library Twilight Event and Book Club Friday

This Friday, November 7, the Library will host a Twilight Book Club for 8th graders during lunch. We will play a Jeopardy Trivia game and have prizes. Please come by the library to sign up. After this Friday, we will meet twice again, once before the movie comes out to discuss the books, and again shortly after the movie release to compare the book and movie.

The 6th/7th grade book club will also meet on Friday. We will have book talks and a special announcement. Please let me know if you want to do a book talk.

I hope that all of you who came enjoyed the great Lindero Out Loud reading of Witches by Miss Collins. Our next Lindero Out Loud will be on Friday, November 14.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Catching Up Again

Oh dear! I've gotten behind on this blog again! Please forgive me. Here's what's coming up this week at the library:
  • For parents --- Please plan to stay after the PFC meeting on Tuesday morning (Oct. 21) for a library parent education session. I will fill you in on the library's print and online resources. You will learn how to take advantage of the "virtual library" online to access the school library catalog, Accelerated Reader information, quality research links, and other valuable information sources to help your children succeed with their reading and school work. This session will take place immediately after the PFC meeting in the library.
  • Lindero Out Loud -- will meet in the library on Friday (Oct. 24) during 6th/7th grade lunch. Miss Collins will get us ready for Halloween by reading scary stories. Space is limited and is first come, first serve. Come by the library to sign up and get a raffle prize ticket.
  • The L.A. County Library is holding a bookmark contest, and we have forms for it our library. The deadline to submit them to the County Library is October 23. Turn them in at our library by October 22, and we will make them into bookmarks and take them to the County Library for you.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lindero Out Loud Meets Friday

The library will host the first "Lindero Out Loud" during 6th/7th grade lunch this Friday. All 6th and 7th graders are invited to come spend lunch in the library and hear our guest reader, Mrs. Firestone, do a great read aloud. We will have a raffle drawing after the reading. To attend, come by the library to sign up and get a ticket.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

First Book Club Meeting Friday

Sixth and seventh graders are invited to the first meeting of our library book club on Friday during lunch. We will play a "get acquainted" book game, talk about book club plans, and have raffle prizes. All sixth and seventh graders are invited.

The library phone is finally working! You can reach me at 889-2134 ext. 8. Extension 230 still works, but 8 is shorter :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Library News for Week of September 15

The library has now completed all sixth grade orientations, and students are coming to the library for independent visits before school, during lunch, and after school.
  • The library will be closed before school on Tuesday due to a staff meeting and will be open before school Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.
  • The library will be open for 6th/7th grade lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • The library book club will have its first meeting in the library during 6th/7th grade lunch on Friday.
  • The library will be open every day after school this week.
Unfortunately, the library phone is still not installed. To contact me at the library, please send an email or leave a message with the main office.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

News Update

All seventh and eighth graders visited the library Sept. 2 and 3 to check out books, and we began sixth grade orientations on Sept. 4. Each sixth grade class visits for two periods to learn about the library and then check out books. All sixth graders will have visited by September 12. We plan to also be open before school (at 8:15 A.M.), lunch, after school (until 3:45 P.M.), and for Accelerated Reader quizzes after school on Wednesday, Sept. 10. If you are a new seventh or eighth grader, please be sure to watch the online library orientation to learn all about how the library and our Accelerated Reader program work. Parents are also welcome to watch the orientation for more information about the library.

Unfortunately, the library telephone is still not functioning, so please contact me with any questions by email at

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Welcome back!

Welcome to the 2008-2009 school year. I look forward to seeing all Lindero's students in the library often this year for reading, research, and exciting programs.

This year, the library will be in new temporary quarters. Due to the move, we have a lot to do to get it organized before we can open. I will keep you posted here of the exact date we are able to open. In the meantime, please take advantage of our brand new library webpage for ideas for reading, to access our computer catalog, and learn more about the library. If you have bookmarked our old library page, please change your bookmark to our new site, since I will no longer be updated the old site.

Since I am not sure whether the library telephone will be working the first week of school, you can email if you have any questions.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Reading

As the long, hot days of summer stretch before us, please take some leisure time to enrich your summer with great reading. Incoming seventh graders who read during the summer will earn one point per book (up to 20 points) for extra credit in their language arts classes in September. Both seventh and eighth graders may also take Accelerated Reader quizzes on these books. Use the Summer Reading form to keep track of your reading.

For some reading ideas, please check the library's 2008 Summer Reading Recommendations. You certainly aren't limited to these books; they are just some of the books I have read myself and enjoyed or for which I have heard great recommendations.There are also more reading ideas on the Lindero Library web page (check the "More Links to Great Books" link) as well as a searchable version of the Accelerated Reader list that also enables you to view summaries of each book.

If you have any questions about reading or the library over the summer, do feel free to contact me by email. I will respond to all queries within a few days.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Last Regular Library Week

Sadly, the Lindero Library must close for the school year on Friday, June 6. Please be sure to finish and return all your books and take all your AR quizzes by that date. After June 6, please take advantage of your public library for great reading options over the summer.

Before school ends, I will post a list of suggested summer reading ideas on the Lindero Library website. Please plan to do lots of reading over the summer! Incoming seventh graders can get extra credit in their language arts classes for summer reading, and both incoming seventh and eighth graders can take AR quizzes on their summer reading books in the fall.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Back to Normal

The book fair is now over at the Lindero Library, so we are get back to normal library business. Don't forget, though, that you can still shop at Barnes & Noble with one of our coupons (or just tell them it is a Lindero Book Fair purchase) through Monday.

The year is rapidly drawing to a close, but we are still getting in some great new books. Come by and check them out!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Book Fair This Week!

The library had a wonderful author event with our terrific guest author, Lisa Yee, last week. All the students who attended the assembly, workshops, and book signing gave her rave reviews. Many thanks to our PFC for funding this great experience for our students.

This week, the library is morphing into a Barnes & Noble book store as we enjoy our great annual book fair. We have a large, customized selection provided by our local Barnes & Noble in the Promenade. The book fair will be open at Lindero Monday - Thursday. We open at 8:30 A.M. before school, and remain open until 3:30 P.M. We will also be open during Open House night from 6:30 - 9 P.M. The book fair will continue at Lindero until Thursday at 1 P.M. In addition to buying great books for yourself, consider purchasing gifts and items from teachers' classroom wish lists.

You can also shop at Barnes & Noble in the Promenade any time until May 26, and your purchases will count towards our book fair profits. Be sure to take a flyer or tell the cashier it is Lindero book fair purchase. In fact, you can shop at any Barnes & Noble, if you give the cashier our book fair number: 286062. All the profits from the book fair support our library program.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Library News May 7

The Lindero Library is pleased to have completed installation of our new library catalog software. The catalog is now available online from anywhere on campus at Lindero. We hope to have it available off-site very soon. Please check it out while you are in the library or anywhere on campus!

We are looking forward to our author visit with Lisa Yee on Wednesday, May 14. Students who read one of her books will be receiving an invitation to the assembly in the gym during Period 2. We also invite all Lindero parents to the assembly. Students who read two or more books are invited to a workshop during Period 3 or Period 6. Students who purchased one of her books are invited to the booksigning during Period 7.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Library Installing New Software!

All the LVUSD libraries are installing new catalog and circulation software next week (April 21-25). This software will make our user catalog accessible online from any computer with Internet access. It will also have a new, state-of-the-art user interface. We do need some time to get it installed and ready, so please plan ahead for the time we will be closed:

  • Be sure to check out plenty of books to read on or before Friday, April 18.
  • Be sure to borrow any research materials you need on or before Friday, April 18.
  • Take any Accelerated Reader quizzes for books you have finished on or before Friday, April.
I am sorry for the inconvenience but am confident our new software will be worth the short interuption in our service. Please contact me at the library, by phone (889-2134 x230), or by email if you have any questions.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Library News - April 4

Author Lisa Yee's visit to Lindero is approaching on May 14. Please be sure to read at least one of her books and complete the AR quiz on it by May 1 to be invited to the assembly. We also encourage you to consider buying one or more of her books in order to attend the book signing on the day of her visit. See the flyer for more information.

The next book club meeting will be April 11.

The next Lindero Out Loud will be April 18.

Please note that the library will be closed the week of April 21-25 while we install new catalog and circulation software. Please plan ahead and borrow plenty of reading material during the closing week!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pre-Spring Break News

  • Have you been playing "How Well Do You Know Your World?" If you have, and you got a good score, print out your score page or send a screen print of it to Mrs. Lofton at the library. The top student and top staff member will win a prize.
  • March 31, the day we return from Spring Break, is the last day to vote for the California Young Reader Medal nominated books. Please don't forget!
  • Be sure to read a book by Lisa Yee in preparation for her visit on May 14. All students who read one of her books and complete the AR quiz on it by May 1 will be invited to the assembly. We also encourage you to consider buying one or more of her books in order to attend the book signing on the day of her visit. See the flyer for more information.
  • Please have a great break, and do some good reading! Remember that we do not limit the number of books you can check out from the library, so do consider checking out several to enjoy over the break.
  • Both the Book Club and Lindero Out Loud will resume after spring break. The next book club meeting will be April 11. The next Lindero Out Loud will be April 18.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Teen Tech Week

March 2-8 is the American Library Association's Teen Tech Week. The Lindero Library invites you to celebrate by visiting the Lindero Library Webpage, listening to an oral booktalk voicethread (click on the booktalks link), respond to the fun book characters survey, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to play "How Well Do You Know Your World" and practice your geography skills. The library will award a prize to the top points earner. To enter your score, take a screenshot of the screen with your final score (click Alt+PrintScrn) and paste it in an email to Mrs. Lofton. Have fun playing!

Some things to remember:
  • There is just one month left (until March 31) to complete reading, quizzing, and voting for the California Young Reader Medal nominated books.

  • Be sure to read a book by Lisa Yee in preparation for her visit on May 14. All students who read one of her books and complete the AR quiz on it will be invited to the assembly. We also encourage you to consider buying one or more of her books in order to attend the book signing on the day of her visit. See the flyer for more information.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Master Storyteller Irv Isaacman Visit

Master Storyteller Irv Isaacman will be visiting the Lindero Library Book Club again on Friday, February 29. In addition to book club members, any interested sixth and seventh graders are welcome to attend during lunch on Friday. See Mrs. Lofton for more information

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Author Lisa Yee Visits Lindero

We are very excited to announce that - thanks to generous funding from the Lindero PFC - Lindero will be hosting author Lisa Yee on May 14. Ms. Yee has written four popular award-winning books for young people. Hearing and meeting an author is a terrific experience and we hope that all our students will want to take advantage of this opportunity. In order to attend the assembly with Ms. Yee, students need to read and successfully complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on one or more of her books. Click here for a flyer with more information about the event. Please see Mrs. Lofton or your language arts teacher if you have any questions.