Sunday, March 20, 2016

We Are TOAD-ally Ready for Spring in the Library!

Thanks to the team of 6th grade Junior Librarians for helping create our cheerful bulletin board!  The theme will be supported by lots of froggy story time fun for first grade, including the classic Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel, wonderfully warty nonfiction like Karen Wallace's Tale of a Tadpole and Joy Cowley's Red-Eyed Tree Frog, plus the sensational southern-fried swamp tale Alligator Sue by Sharon Arms Doucet.  Who says it's not easy being green?  We wear chartreuse well in the Stone Library!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spring Book Swap for Grades 3, 4 and 5!

in the school library
for grades 3-5!
Thursday, March 24th, 12:00 noon

Hey, kids!  Bring in up to five children’s books that you don’t want any more and that you imagine another kid would enjoy!  A chapter book, picture book or some nonfiction you’ve finished or outgrown…

For each book you donate up to five books, you will receive a special library “dollar” to spend at the book  swap on the last day of school before the long weekend! So sorry, this event is one day only.  If you are absent, dollars will be forfeited.

Get your parent or guardian’s permission to contribute the book to the swap.  Please make sure it’s one you want to donate and won’t need back.  In the immortal words of a wise child, “no trade-backs, no nothing-backs.”  Also, please make sure they are age-appropriate.  Young adult and adult books will not be accepted, sorry.

Bring in your book swap donations at the start or end of the school day any day before March 24th!  Parents, just in time for spring cleaning, please bring in your used children’s books to donate!


Follow up: great participation!  High five, Stone Bookworms...or rather, high five-hundred, as over 500 books were swapped in one afternoon!  That's a lot of books exchanged, new pages turned and a great example of Stone students reusing resources.