News and Events

September 8th, 2011

Library Changes
I am working full time this year at Fowler School Library! The Green Meadow School also has a full time professional librarian, Tarah Patino! I believe that this is a very positive move for Maynard and the all of our students. I am also teaching regularly scheduled classes to the 4th and 6th grades. I plan to meet with those teaching teams as soon as possible to learn how I can integrate research and information literacy skills with those curriculum.

Arrangements have been made to schedule several para professionals into the library to assist me with book circulation and other library administrative tasks. There are some days that I have a scheduled class but no assistant. In this case, I need to put the CLOSED sign on the door. Please instruct students to come back at the end of that particular period and I can help them at that time!

For your reference those days and periods are as follows;
Monday 6th period
Tuesday 4th period
Wednesday 2nd period and 6th period
Thursday 2nd period and 7th period
Friday 2nd period

Book Fair
I will host a Book Fair by Book Ends fair during the Back To School Night events! Information flyers will be sent home with the 4th and 5th grade students next Monday so parents will be aware of the book fair schedule. This fair is especially for these evening events and will not be open to students during the school day. Staff members are welcome to visit the fair during the school day on Thursday 9/16. It will be packed up and ready for pick up by 2:00 pm on Thursday afternoon.

Please remind parents as they travel through your classrooms that the fair is open in the library!

Wednesday September 15   6:15-8:15pm
Thursday September 16th    7:00-8:15pm

Thanks to my library helpers this week and last, the data entry for all patrons should be complete by tomorrow, Friday 9/9! Students have begun borrowing library books already. Please keep them coming!

Useful Websites - Sign up for their free trial for a wealth of ideas on teaching specific authors. - Among other things, this site provides readers with the accurate sequence of titles in a book series. - Explore this site to read along with and listen to a book being read. Also offers Spanish!

Volunteers in the Library
We are grateful for the help from our parent volunteers.
They are; Michelle Rappaport, Mary Ellen McCarthy and Diane Donovan.

Best Books
Check out Mrs. Doyles' Newbery Awards Bulletin Board in the library and see how many you've read!

Newbery 2010
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
12 year old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

Sibert Informational Book Award Winner 2011
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the Worlds Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery
Provides an introduction to the kakapo parrot, a flightless bird found on Codfish Island off the coast of New Zealand, and looks at how the country's National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to save the kakapos.

Coretta Scott King Book Award 2011
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.