A Poem In The Pocket

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In anticipation of National Poetry Month coming up in April, we have been sharing the book, A Poem In Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas, with many of our classes. They loved it! We all had fun coming up with examples of metaphors and similes and trying to recite haikus and rhyming poetry. When I suggested they try to write a poem for the pocket on the library door,


some of them protested that they couldn’t write a poem, so I pulled out a book of Shel Silverstein poems and we read a few of those. OH! Funny poems? Suddenly they were all pulling out paper and writing away. We had a blast. The pocket will be on the library door for a few weeks; please stop by and put a poem in our pocket!

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Ryan’s Birthday Book!


Many thanks to Ryan who donated a book on one of his favorite subjects: Garfield! Ryan has generously given us Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack by Jim Davis. This will be one of the most popular books in the library-everyone loves Garfield!  To Ryan’s left you can also see part of our sign on the library door: Put A Poem in the Pocket. We are asking students (or anyone!) to slip an original poem into the pocket in honor of National Poetry Month which is coming up in April.

Thanks, Ryan!

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Eagle Cam!


And it’s back! I know how much many of my students love watching the Eagle Cam each year. This solar powered Eagle camera is set up in central Minnesota near the Crow River. The parents are already watching over the eggs-which should hatch in April. A fascinating view of bald eagles and their environment. Click on the link below and Enjoy!

Eagle Cam

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The Secret Of Rover

Here’s another outstanding book trailer, this one made by Johnny in the sixth grade: The Secret of Rover by Rachel Wildavsky. Did you like the movie, Spy Kids? Then you’ll love this book. These book trailers really help to stir up interest from the students. They get excited to read the book! Great job, Johnny!

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Fat Tuesday! Happy Mardi Gras!

We are celebrating in the library today with the donation of THREE Birthday Book Club books from one of my favorite families. Here are brothers Joseph, Peter and Jack who donated (in order): Phineas and Ferb-Wild Surprise by Helena Mayer, Walt Disney-Drawn from Imagination by Bill Scollon, and The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells . Thank you all for such great addtitions to our library collection! And to anyone interested, see me in the library if you want to find out how you, too, can donate to the Birthday Book Club.


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Here is Rose, the latest member of our 2015 Birthday Book Club! Rose kindly donated The Map To Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis. This swashbuckling adventure is the first installment of a great new series where “adventure, magic and hilarity collide.” Master thief, Fin, schoolgirl Marrill and a bumbling wizard scour the world to gather together the pieces of the Map To Everywhere, with a sinister enemy hot on their trail. A truly heart-pounding adventure! Thank you, Rose!





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