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.