Birthdays and Goodbyes

Ryan is holding birthday books from both him and his brother, Alex. Ah! I was too late to get Alex’s photo as he graduated last week. I went looking for him a few days ago and then I remembered; Alex was gone and is moving on to high school in the fall. I will miss him, and all the 8th graders who have been such an important part of our St. Eugene family. But we still have Ryan who is doing the job for both brothers and whom we will still have around for two more years, thank goodness. Ryan donated Garfield As Himself  by Jim Davis. Ryan is a funny guy and loves humorous books like Garfield. Alex donated Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. This is the first book in an excellent mystery series.  So Happy Birthday to Alex and Ryan and thanks for all the library support over the years!

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Last Days!

Here are some 4th grade friends (Sydnee, Rose and Isaac) who stopped by to chat about life, a great movie they saw (The Greatest Showman) and books. They also helped me stack all the library chairs for the summer!

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Birthday Books!

Renee and Craig, the adorable brother and sister act, have donated the first two books in The Land Of Stories series by Chris Colfer. Craig donated The Wishing Spell and Renee donated The Enchantress Returns. Craig also gifted us with four Hardy Boys adventures that he highly recommends. These two are great users and supporters of the library. Both love books and reading with one of them leaning more toward fantasy and princesses and the other, mysteries and adventure. I will let you guess which is which. But there is one thing they both agree on and that is The Land Of Stories. They were excited that the library would now have some of them. Thank you, thank you Craig and Renee! And Happy Birthdays!

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Aiden’s Birthday Book

Aiden donated The Book Of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken in honor of his birthday! When I showed this book to Mrs. Ricker, she couldn’t wait to share it with her art classes. This charming book will show children of all ages how to put their mistakes into perspective and see them in a more positive light. Aiden was also the winner last week of the disappearing dinosaur mug, which was a reward for excellent behavior in the library. It’s been a all-around winning time here in the library! Happy Birthday, Aiden!

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Alumni Donations!

We’ve always had the BEST students at St. Eugene and that goes for after they have graduated, too. The Wolfe family, in honor of Kenny and Mac, have generously donated two books by Mike Lupica to the St. Eugene Library : Last Man Out and Fantasy League. Sports are one of the most popular genres checked out by our students and these are wonderful additions to our collection. Thanks so much to Mac and Kenny! We miss you!

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Birthday Book Club!

What a bountiful few weeks we’ve had!  Here is another Birthday Book Club book, this one given to us by Pablo. He and his brother (see Diego from a few posts ago) have long been generous enough to donate a book in honor of their birthdays each year. This year Pablo has donated Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off The Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. As a lover of biographies and inspirational stories, I can’t wait to read this one and I can think of several students who will also enjoy it. Sports books are always in demand and we are lucky to have been given this one.  Thank you, Pablo and Happy Birthday to you!

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Birthday Book Club!

Star of stage and library, eighth grader Rose has donated Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor. Aggie is all alone and desperate at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Smoky Mountains until an unforgettable cast of characters show up and provide the friendship and hope needed. This is a lovely and warmhearted novel sure to please many middle schoolers.  Rose has been one of our most devoted Birthday Book Club members, donating a new book each year. We will miss her (and yes, Paul and Miles as well)! Happy Birthday and many thanks, Rose!

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