Okay, I had an idea for a post where I had some pithy comments to make about the opening of the new school year and the library. Since I have been too busy to sit and write, I decided that I would post pictures of our first week showing you the students' interest in the library. It was overwhelming to me. I just want this excitement for the library to last all year long. That is why I spend a lot of time programming for the high school book group, the middle school book group, author visits, skype visits, Teen READ Week, Teen Tech Week, reading challenges, National Poetry Month, and on and on.
|Thanks to Donor's Choose the library got a Lego Station|
|The new Lego Station has already seen lots of use|
|One of the 8th graders who has spent every day at lunch in the library since 7th grade|
|Chess continues to be a much loved game at lunch time|
Luckily, the library has six sets
|Library orientation for 6th grade on the third day of school|
|There are always some diehards who pull out the Dungeons & Dragons game every year|
I had a wonderful summer break and spent quality time reading and relaxing. Now that I have been back to work for two weeks, I am so glad to be spending my days with the marvelous kids who attend Patrick Taylor Academy. It is a wonderful school, and the library here is a special place where students can fuel their passions, learn, and experiment, and be accepted for who they are. Can you tell that I love my job?
|Excited about the books nominated for Teen's Top Ten|