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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For the Love of Books!

Here are a few choice pictures of GOBS last week.  A huge thank you is in order for all of the amazing volunteers who sorted and lugged over 7,000 (!) books for our Great OES Book Swap.  Additionally, we had a great group of parent volunteers during the swap who helped our eager readers and book lovers acquire stacks of books for their home libraries.  Thank you so very much!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Great OES Book Swap Begins On Wednesday!

Great OES Book Swap Details

Wednesday May 7th and Thursday May 8th in the Lower School Library

Wednesday is for credit swapping and cash sales will begin on Thursday morning. 
The cost for books on Thursday will be-

Children’s Books                                                    Adult Books
$.25 Paperback                                                         $1.00 Paperback
$.50 Hardcover                                                          $2.00 Hardcover

Credit Lists for students and families will be distributed on Tuesday, the 6th, directly to the classroom teachers and/or LS office mailbox.  

All Pre-K-3rd graders will receive 4 credit points which equals either 2 hardcover books or 4 paperbacks.  If you would like to be involved with your child’s book selections, we encourage you to visit with your child either before or after school.

After 2:00PM on Thursday staff and faculty are welcome to take what remaining books are left for personal and classroom use.

We thank all the wonderful volunteers and FOESL for helping to promote reading in our OES community!