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Make a Splash, Read May 20, 2010

Filed under: Display Cases,Library — anet smith @ 3:18 pm

Last display case of the school year – highlighting the summer reading program. We’ll be going Monday to register for it and then on following Mondays we are in town (our pool is closed on Mondays).

I’ve spent most of the week helping close down the library. Repairing books, making new labels, cataloging new books. I’ve read several juvenille biographies – the Obama girls, Mamie Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and others. M & L (espeically M) prefer non-fiction books and I must say, I do too!

I am still finishing Crazy Love and yesterday at the library I found, for parents only, getting inside the head of your kid. It is by Shaunti Feldhahn – I recently read her book, for women only and did the study at church. It was excellent. It really helped me understand some of the things my husband has been saying for years.

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Our Fabulous Friends at the Library March 27, 2010

Filed under: Display Cases,Library — anet smith @ 8:00 am

I wish that I had gotten more into display cases at the beginning of the year. I love doing them! I think there’s only time left to do one maybe two more before school is out. 8 more weeks! This display has stuffed animal book characters and their books. Some are fiction and some are “E” everybody books.

I’m also determined to make a giant refrigerator filled with books for children to select. “Cool Picks For Hot Days”. Now, if it would just get hot enough before school is out…….

Also wanted to share another blog, www.justonemorebook.com
It hasn’t been updated recently because the one of the authors is battling cancer. However, it has great book reviews and author interviews. Most of it is available in podcasts. Great use of media!

 

Team Up For Reading March 4, 2010

Filed under: Display Cases,Library — anet smith @ 4:29 pm

Still loving being in the library at school. This is my latest display case. Today, I worked on labeling new books. I love new books! It’s great reading the picture books, but I must say there are some um…interesting books out there for tweens. I have always wished that Focus on the Family reviewed books like they do movies. While FOF does some limited book reviews (and they are hard to find!), I found a great blog that reviews teen literature. It is http://teenlitreview.blogspot.com/

 

“There’s Snow Place Like the Library for a Good Book” January 23, 2010

Filed under: Display Cases,Library,Winter — anet smith @ 11:45 pm

I don’t have anything wonderful or witty to say about this, I just wanted to post the display case I did at work. I actually did it in the middle of December and my goal was to make somthing that would work for Christmas, but we wouldn’t have to change right away after break. It worked! This week we’ll be changing it because magazine sales and book fair are coming up. Have I mentioned I love my part time job?