Thursday, September 25, 2014

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Hey, it's Banned Books Week! Hopefully, you are unlike our Pigeon friend and know what this means...
Sorry, Pigeon, but Banned Books Week is actually a time to celebrate our freedom to read! You can read more about it here and here.

Dav Pilkey, author of the hugely popular Captain Underpants series has created a fantastic video about Banned Books Week:


And if that wasn't enough, his recent post on the Huff Post Books Blog made me smile and cry a little. And this made me cheer:
As grown-ups, we need to respect our children's rights to choose what they want to read. Kids who have fun reading are making a connection in their brains that reading is valuable and rewarding. That very connection is what turns ordinary kids into lifelong readers.
Well said, Dav!

Happy reading - whatever it is your heart desires! -


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Welcome!

Welcome to the Lower School Library!

I am thrilled to be your new librarian this year, and I so look forward to getting to know all of you wonderful students and CFS families.

To learn a little bit about me, check out the About Natalie page, follow me on Twitter, or check out what I'm reading on Goodreads!

This year, students will visit the library weekly for book checkout. I will don my reader's advisor cap to assist students in finding their perfect next book! Here you'll find the library schedule.

I will also see classes on a flexible basis to collaborate with teachers when students are engaging in research projects.

On this blog, I'll keep you posted on what's happening in the library and around the Lower School!