Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Halloween Fun on the Web

Looking for more Halloween activities online? Try one of these sites!

Want more? Check out Larry Ferlazzo's Best Websites for Learning About Halloween

Monday, October 25, 2010

This week in the library...

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Press the play button on the box above to hear about what's going on in the library this week!

Looking for some Halloween fun? Check out these sites:
  • Kaboose: online Halloween games, coloring pages, and more
  • TLC Family: a collection of classic scary stories
  • Family Fun: Halloween crafts, recipes, and costume ideas

And here's a Halloween classic...enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Old School!

Have you ever wondered what your teachers were like as kid? Check out the display outside the library to see some pictures of your teachers and their favorite books when they were your age! Can you guess who they are?

Texas Book Festival

Last weekend I attended the Texas Book Festival in Austin. My daughter, Arabella, and I had lots of fun visiting the different tents to meet authors, hear about books, participate in arts and crafts activities, and meet some of our favorite characters.

Here's Arabella and me with the Cat in the Hat!

(Arabella was excited to meet the Cat until we got close; then she got scared!),

And here's Arabella taking a lunch break on the lawn of the State Capitol. (Her nose is orange because she had her face painted like a cat!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Proudly Caring for Our Shelves...

Adopt-A-Shelf is underway, and the student volunteers are doing a great job of making sure our shelves look nice and neat!

Here's Travis, making sure his in order:

Keep up the good work, everyone!

3rd Grade Author of the Month: Steven Kellogg

Our author of the month for 3rd grade is Steven Kellogg. Steven Kellogg is a great author AND illustrator who brings a story to life with his detailed and often humorous pictures. This week in the library we're reading a book illustrated by Steven Kellogg called How Much is a Million? It's giving us an idea of just how big that number is!

To read more about Steven Kellogg, click here.
To see a slideshow of his books, click here.
Watch a video interview with Steven Kellogg here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

4th and 5th Grade October Author of the Month: Mary Downing Hahn

Mary Downing Hahn always loved telling stories, but she didn't always love to write. In fact, she didn't publish her first book until she was 41. Since then, she's written one book a year! To read more about Mary Downing Hahn, click here.

Here are some book trailers for some of Hahn's spookiest tales!

Deep and Dark and Dangerous

All the Lovely Bad Ones

The Old Willis Place

(This one is kind of hard to hear; for better volume-but a smaller screen-click here.)

Closed for the Season

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Newsletter

The Library Newsletter for October is now available! Click on the image below to download the newsletter in PDF!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


You can help in the library this school year by adopting your own shelf! When you adopt a shelf, you are responsible for making sure it looks clean and neat and that the books are in order. You must check your shelf at least once a day ON YOUR OWN TIME. (This might mean coming in before school, after school, or during recess.) If you are interested in adopting a shelf, please fill out the Adopt-a-Library-Shelf form.

The Adopt-A-Shelf Application is now closed! Thank you for applying!