This week we will have our annual Celebration Book along with Open House. This is a wonderful program that allows students, staff, and community members to donate pre-purchased books to the school library. Upon purchasing the book, you decide who you would like to honor and the name is written on a special name plate inside the book. Not only does this promote reading, but a sense of ownership of the library. Students eagerly look for their "old" CB books and check them out again and again feeling like they "own" a piece of the collection. In a sense they do, and this fosters responsibility and care for some treasured objects. It also brings approximately 300 books into our library of which I am incredibly grateful. So look for new books and lots of smiles to be coming home in the next few weeks.
The Noisy Librarian