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.
by entering Bookfair ID 10963874 at checkout.
Why Are Books Banned?
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.
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!