This past week our family attended a Book Grab event as a kick-off to summer reading, hosted by their school's School Based Management (SBM) Team. About a month earlier, I sent them to school with books that they had outgrown in response to a flier that we had received. I had no idea what the purpose was until they excitedly told us last week about this book event. With books separated at different tables according to ages (baby books to adult books), our children rushed to find new books to read. The school librarian, Mrs. Schlaich, read a book to the children while they listened and snacked. Students exchanged bookmarks that they had colored, and volunteers photographed the students in front of a summer beach backdrop. Of course the local children's librarian was on hand to share information about the public library reading program. What a brilliant way to recycle our resources while promoting reading! To learn more about this event visit http://www.shufsd.org/News/#83841. To sign up for the free myON digital library summer reading resource at New York Libraries go to http://www.summerreadingnys.org/myon/.
Kristina A. Holzweiss
Ed Tech School Librarian