Thursday, May 19, 2016

End of Year Roundup

It always seems like the end of the year comes upon us so quickly. I find it hard to believe that we are more than halfway through May and summer is approaching rapidly.  In order to have our library ready for the end of the year, all books need to be returned as soon as possible. Check out has ended for the school year. Please don't wait until next week. Bring your books in as soon as possible!

Don't forget to check out these Summer Reading Programs:

 Half Price Books: Read 300 minutes and earn Bookworm Bucks toward purchasing books at HPB.      Website:

Alameda County Library: Summer Reading Game coming soon. Read books and spin to win prizes.     All ages including adults participate. (I won a great book last year!) This is also a great place to go for free books to borrow (including ebooks!!). All you need is a library card.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Enter your minutes and win prizes.

Barnes and Nobel Summer Reading Triathlon: Read and win a book.

Hope everyone has an amazing summer! Stay safe and keep reading!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

End of Year Library Information

Hello My Library Friends,

It is getting close to the end of the school year and some due dates are upon us. The last week for checking out books is next week 5/9 through 5/13.  All library books will be due the week of 5/16 through 5/20. Unfortunately after school library hours have already ended for this year.

Students enjoy checking out books and it is always difficult to disappoint them at the end of the year. But, it is necessary to close out the library, settle accounts, and prepare our library for end of the year shelf checking. This way, we begin the next school year ready to check out instead of waiting for a few weeks. 

The students will continue to work on library/media skills until the end of the year. I look forward to having more time in class to participate in some fun activities.

Happy Reading!