Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A big thank you to all of the hard-working volunteers who brought us an amazing book fair this year!  It was a great success.

Best wishes for a filling and relaxing Thanksgiving break.  I have posted some new favorites just in time for the holiday season at my pininterest site.  If you would like some fresh suggestions, please take a look.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We've finally scheduled our Sibling Storytime dates for the next few months. Join us for stories and songs for the younger set on November 8, December 6, January 24, and February 14. OES siblings (4 and younger) with their caregivers are welcome. The story-time starts at 8:00 after drop-off and we will wrap up around 8:30. There is plenty of time to enjoy our book-filled space, listen to stories, meet some new faces and to check out materials. I'll be sharing classics, favorites and will have new recommendations for you to borrow.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thank you, Ms. Frazee

!st-3rd graders were terrific listeners and observers as Marla Frazee shared her experience of being an author and illustrator.  She talked about how she will re-draw and re-draw a picture until it is just right and how she always knew that she wanted to create picture books.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

T-shirts are here!

Words+Books+Brain=Fun!  That's the colorful motto you will find on the 2011 summer reading t-shirts.  We'll be handing out over 130 t-shirts this week during our library classes.

Next week, we are honored to have author/illustrator Marla Frazee joining our 1-3 graders to discuss her work.  The illustrator of the Clementine series and a two-time Caldecott Honor winner, she is truly a leading figure in today's world of children's literature and illustration.  Thanks to Children's Place bookstore, Kim Bissell and FOESL for making this visit possible.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summer Reading Challenge Forms Are DUE!

Bring in those summer reading forms by this Friday, September 16th!  We already have over 100 readers who have turned in forms and will be receiving a super-cool t-shirt.

What great classes this year!  We've just started to investigate the Dewey Decimal System in 3-5th grade.  Beginning School, 1st and 2nd have been enjoying friendship stories and browsing our library collection.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Welcome Back!

We have been busy getting the library ready for the start of the 2011-2012 school year and have plenty of new books to browse.  Don't forget to finish up your summer reading and fill out your summer reading challenge form.  We can't wait to see the amazing list of books you read over the summer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Reading Challenge

Up for a challenge?  Join us in reading either 10 books or read for 30 hours over the summer.  If you really want to go for the gold, aim to read 2011 pages.  Once we return to school next September, bring us your completed list http://www.oes.edu/ls/library/subpages/OESLowerSchoolSummerReading2011.pdf
and you'll be the proud recipient of a 2011 Summer Reading Challenge t-shirt.  Remember that reading keeps your mind strong over the summer and is a great way to pass the time on slow lazy summer days!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

OBOB 2011-2012 Booklist is officially HERE!

So excited to finally have the official 16 titles for next year's Oregon Battle of the Books.  We'll be sharing the list and acquiring multiple copies of all the titles in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Crane Update

Believe it or not, LS Students have made 758 cranes leaving us with just 242 to go! An Upper School film crew will be helping document our project as we close in on the magical 1000.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Origami Cranes for Japan

In response to the recent disasters in Japan, we are creating a virtual gift for Japan.  During open library times, students are encouraged to fold origami cranes which will be hung from the library ceiling.  Our goal is 1000 and we will be digitally documenting our creation.  We will send our virtual gift and wishes to a school in Japan.  Please come by and make a crane for Japan.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mark Teague Visits OES Lower School

K-2nd grade classes enjoyed listening to Larue Across America, Mark Teague's newest book and hearing about where he finds inspiration for his stories.  He spent time signing books and chatting with students about what it means to be an author and illustrator.  We have lots of his books here in the LS Library, so come on by and check some out!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Destiny has arrived!

One of the biggest events this year for our library is the arrival of a new library system, Destiny.  Check out  our collection and our new "look" @ www4.oes.edu.

Welcome to our new library blog!

It is a new year and a new look for us on-line.  Please visit this spot soon for updates about our LS Library activities.