Rivendell Library

Barnes & Noble book fair a success!

Many thanks to all who attended the Barnes & Noble book fair! The kids had fun performing for their families and everyone enjoyed visiting with each other and shopping. Thanks especially to parents Kara Straumanis and Beverly Upham, teachers Sarah Maharry, Polly Walters and Tina Wood, and alumni Moran Smithwick, Allysa Warling and Campbell Fix; who helped with wrapping gifts, accompanying the singing and assisting at the wish list table.

A great big thank you to these folks who donated books to the library to honor their teachers:
The Ebel family, The Martin Family, Noah Phillipe, Gabriel Phillipe, Lena Bodenhammer, Isabella Tucci, Emmett DiMatteo, Charlotte Pankratz, Cali McKee, Logan McFarland, Mason Holian. Jake Coester, Alexa Coester, August and Iyla Straumanis, Polly Walters, Jamie Kate White, Olivia and Jordan Bird, Venita Hawkins-Bird, Rithvik Ravishankar, Ky Berlin, Victoria Opp, Alexandra Opp, Jake Opp, Fei Steininger, Sofia Somerstep, Linnea Somerstep, The Imhoff family, Justin Rephun, Campbell Fix, Evie Ghalambor, Dylan DeMoss, Gaela Stewart, The Byrne family

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Rivendell’s Book Fair at Barnes & Noble is coming! The Book Fair runs Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. Rivendell hosts a family event at the Fort Collins Barnes & Noble in Fort Collins on Friday night, December 9 beginning at 6:00 pm.  If your child would like to participate in singing on the children’s stage at the bookstore, please arrive in the children’s area no later than 5:50 on Friday. 
Then, stop by our wish list table and donate a book to our library in honor of your child’s favorite teacher. At 7 pm, Barnes & Noble will host Polar Express Story Time, followed by hot cocoa and games; giving parents some time to relax or finish their shopping. And, this year get your gifts wrapped at our school-sponsored gift wrapping station in the “power isle” at the store. Don’t forget to purchase your Barnes & Noble scrip at the office window before the fair and Rivendell wins two ways!
So, stop by on Friday night and join us for a fun evening of books, music and friends, and to celebrate our school! 
                   Can’t attend our bookfair at Barnes & Noble?

Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/7/12 to 12/15/12
by entering Bookfair ID 10963874 at checkout.
A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases
will benefit our school.

National Banned Books Week: September 30-October 6, 2012

Why Are Books Banned?

Banned because of “nudity; Mickey loses his pajamas during his fall into the kitchen.”

According to the American Library Association, books are usually banned “with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.” Adults often challenge books because they are worried that children will be frightened or won’t understand the ideas in the book.   Books are also challenged or banned because adults believe that they are appropriate for older children in a school but not the younger children who attend the school.
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Welcome Library Mentors

Top: Fei, Fiona, Matan, Mato, Jaden, Dylan, Donovan
Front: Gaela, Linnea, Julia, Ranier, Emma, Taylor, Holly, Victoria, Dylann
not pictured: Sam

Seventeen Older Kids applied this semester to become Library Mentors and assist in the library. We are thrilled to have their help! Library Mentors learn to be effective users of the library; from categorizing and organizing books according to the Dewey Decimal system, to learning our on-line catalog in more depth.

In addition to shelving books and keeping the library organized and user-friendly; Mentors will assist other students in finding just the right book. These great kiddos will also assist with book fairs and our annual used book sale.

Look for Library Mentors’ favorite book posters around the library. And feel free to ask a Mentor to help you find a good book!