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Avid Readers Breakfast

It was lots of fun to celebrate this year’s Minnesota Youth Reading Awards at our  Avid Readers Breakfast in April! Thanks to everyone for encouraging your students to read the nominated titles this year.   Our breakfast participants were the first to hear about this year’s award recipients, announced online earlier in the week. I have posted fliers outside of the library for everyone, but please share this information with.. Read More

May in the Library – 5th Grade Book Talk

May is packed for Friends School of Minnesota middle school students. The Friends School Plant Sale is almost here! The middle school will head over to the Minnesota State Fair grounds to help set up and work the sale. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are also hard at work taking standardized tests so fifth graders student have extra time in the library!

Middle School Book Talk Titles, October 2012

Throughout the school year, I do Book Talks with middle school students where I introduce a variety books that might be of interest. Here are a few titles from my most recent Book Talks… 5th and 6th grade Book Talk titles: The Valley of Secrets, by Charmain Hussey Lunch-Box Dream, by Tony Abbott Wild Wings, by Gill Lewis Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy.. Read More