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A collection of library updates, information and stories, authored by librarians across the district.

  • The Book Tree by Paul Czajak and Rashin Kheiriyeh

Read Across America Celebrations!

Libraries have participated in Read Across America since its inception in 1997 by the National Education Association as a celebration to encourage and inspire children to read. At first it was observed the school day closest to March 2nd, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. It grew to a week and then a [...]

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Reading for fun is important!

School is a place to learn to read and also to read to learn. Students begin learning letters and sounds and by the time they are through the primary grades they are reading longer passages and beginning to understand that reading is a skill they will need in all subject areas. Sometimes students begin to [...]

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Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket

The story of “Lemony Snicket Who Could That Be at This Hour,” is an intriguing mystery which has many questions that were left unanswered as well as some that shouldn’t have been answered. The story is about a young boy that went by the name of Snicket and how he, and many other characters, were left to find the answer to a unsolved mysteries, stollen objects, mysterious phone calls, missing people, reporters, robberies, all of these played key factors in this book of a great unsolved series of events

Anna C., Jefferson Middle School

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

This is a terrific book about a cat, alien, and a kid’s adventures in a floating car. They travel from Pennsylvania to Florida to Arizona, with a few narrow scrapes with a hurricane and two different races of aliens. This book was one of the funniest books I have read. This was also the book that inspired the movie Home, but it is pretty different from the movie, but still awesome. Overall, this book is a great read!

Jared M., Jefferson Middle School

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