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Thursday
Nov082012

Central Library Turns 100

Central Library turns 100 years old this year, and its highly anticipated reopening takes place on Dec. 9th, 2012. In preparation for this, St. Louis Public Library is working with branding and design agency TOKY on a promotional video that highlights the many treasures of this historic building. The video, which will be shown at The Central to Your World Gala on Nov. 17th, will include Soulard School students and staff. We had the exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the new space during filming in October, and it is truly magnificent! Many thanks to SLPL and TOKY for inviting us to participate and share our library love!

Wednesday
Sep192012

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, maties! It be September 19th, which means it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrr! To mark the ocassion, thar be books put about the ol' library that feature some mighty scurvy fellas - pirates all. Avast! Though thar be some bilge that "even pirates didn't speak pirate", don't let that get yer fun. This unusual holiday is fer rememberin' the golden age of piracy. Ye'll find pirate dictionaries all over the internet, of course, but the best way to learn to speak pirate? Go read Treasure Island with ye lads and lasses!

Pirate Books for Junior Pirates

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion (NOTE: for young adult and adult readers)
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Pirate by Richard Platt 

Monday
Sep102012

Library Days

Welcome back! The school year has begun, and this week marks the first week that all classrooms will enjoy library visits. We spent the first couple of weeks getting familiar with the library and its procedures, including how to take care of our books when we take them home (tip: keep them away from skunks and spaghetti).

Each classroom visits the library weekly, and I have listed the schedule below. Please help your child remember to bring his or her library books back on their library day. If a book gets lost or damaged beyond repair, we ask that you please replace it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy reading!

Library Days

Mums - Wednesday
Enigma - Thursday
Mosaic - Monday
Alchemy - Tuesday
Thrive - Monday 

Thursday
Mar222012

Happy Spring!

In Just
by e e cummings 
 

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and betteyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's
spring
and
the

goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee 

Monday
Oct172011

Library Days

The library is in full swing, so you have probably seen library books coming home with your child. Classes began their library days in September, and each classroom visits the library weekly. Please help your child remember to bring his or her books back to school on their library day. The schedule is listed below. If your child's library book gets lost or damaged beyond repair, we ask that you please replace it.

Library Day Schedule

Mums - Tuesday
Enigma - Thursday
Alchemy - Tuesday
Mosaic - Tuesday

As a reminder, students may check out books only during their classroom library visits. To help us with book circulation and to ensure proper checkout procedures, we ask that books not be taken from the library during before/aftercare, meetings, volunteer time, pick-up/drop-off, or other such times. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy reading!