Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thank You Summer Readers!

Our grand tally for participants in our Summer Reading Program was 100 readers!  T-shirts will be arriving within the next week or so and will be distributed during library classes.

2nd graders enjoyed checking out books and investigating the Stickdog website on this rainy morning.  We will welcome author Tom Watson tomorrow thanks to Powell's!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Author Visits!

Lucky us!  We will be welcoming at least three authors and illustrators this fall to our Lower School Library.  Thanks to Powell's, Tom Watson and Stick-Dog will visit with our 2nd and 3rd graders on Friday, September 19th.  With support from FOESL (Friends of the OES School Libraries), the author of "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library", Chris Grabenstein, will meet with our 3-5 grade students.  Each 4th and 5th grader has received his or her own copy of the book and are reading it in preparation for his visit.  There is also a very unique event coming in November via Powell's. Details are being ironed out, but let's just say that animal lovers and fans of the "Unlikely Friendship" books will be in for a real treat.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see proof of all the reading our Lower School community did over the summer! Bring your summer reading forms by the Lower School Library anytime before Friday, September 12th.  Summer Reading T-shirts will be distributed during library classes by the last week in September.  If you lost your form or need an extra, we have copies in the library or you can access an on-line version here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hope You Are Well Into Your Summer Reading!

Hopefully your "Have Read" list is growing quickly as summer vacation is in full swing.  Here is a link to some suggestions to keep you busy.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Reading Recommendations for Summer!

Come by and stock up for the summer!  We welcome parents to check out on their account and books can be enjoyed all summer instead of sitting unloved on our shelves.  If you need some inspiration, check out my recently updated Pinterest site.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Screen Time Tips

Angela Hancock, our technology guru, shared a terrific presentation regarding screen time and media use.  Great resources for figuring out how your family can manage and balance technology over the summer.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Excellent Reading Recommendations

A quick link to one of the best sources for summer reading suggestions from the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network. Grouped by grade-level (beginning with preschool) and annotated, this list provides a broad range of recommendations.  As always, Lara and Heidi are happy to help you with suggestions!  Look for information about our Summer Reading Program soon.