Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Elect to Read with Aaron Reynolds!

Mark your calendars, primary Stone Booklovers!  Family Reading Night will be Wednesday, October 19th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.!  This year, our theme will be "Elect to Read." We will be featuring bestselling author Aaron Reynolds, creator of the Caldecott winning Creepy Carrots (a kindergarten favorite), the delicious Chicks and Salsa, the warmhearted Nerdy Birdie and so much more!  The evening will feature Reynold's newest hilarious hit, President Squid, just in time for the election.  The event is aimed at grades k-3, but of course, all are welcome. 

Special forms are being sent home to grades k-3 for autographed copies of President Squid.  To ensure your child gets an autographed copy, please return the form by October 7th.  Thank you for building your home library collection (which research suggests supports student achievement), supporting your local independent bookseller, our marvelous partner The Book Cellar.  Thanks also to the Stone Primary Reading Committee for their support!

Follow-up:  One of our most well-attended Family Reading Night in years!  Thanks to everyone who attended and made the evening such a success,  In addition to a presentation and book-signing by the author, including a sneak peek at Cowboy Dave which was not even yet available in stores, there were presidentially-themed sessions from which to choose.  Students enjoyed patriotic crafts, a bilingual storytime and a reader's theater starring our primary teachers!  Students had the opportunity too have pictures taken in the presidential seal and vote for a favorite character...sorry, Squid, Duck for President won the election!  There was a cameo appearance by Grabby Bunny and I think we all enjoyed hearng what our students would do if they were in the Oval Office.  Another round of gratitude to our author Aaron Reynolds, our community partner The Book Cellar, our Stone Staff Reading Committee with a special hug to Ms. Dora Sanchez, generous teacher volunteers and our dear families in attendance.  Great books definitely won our vote!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy Appleseed!

Happy birthday to your librarian's favorite American, Johnny Appleseed!  He left big footsteps for us to follow.  Come read more about great Americans, growing things and life on the frontier at the library!