St. John Catholic School Library
Katharine Kan, Librarian. email: email@example.com
Any student in gr. 6-8 who doesn't sign up for Library Book Club is still welcome to come in during morning break or right after school to borrow books. Parents are also welcome to come in to borrow books for themselves or their children.
The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming! The theme is "Happy Camper Book Fair - S'more Fun With Books." Mrs. Kan needs parent volunteers to help decorate the library and set up the book fair, and to run things on Family Night. The work starts on Feb. 17, main book fair set up is on Feb. 21, Family Night is Feb. 23. Remember, volunteering for the book fair helps you take care of some of your required work hours. Miss Bonnie has a schedule in the office, or come see Mrs. Kan or send her an email to sign up.
The school's online Book Fair homepage is live, go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjohncatholicpanamacity and check it out. Also, the Online Book Fair will go live on Feb. 17 - www.scholastic.com/fair (type in our zip code to search for our online fair). Send this link to out-of-town relatives and friends, their purchases will benefit us! Also, please use the Online Book Fair to find books not in our fair or for any titles that might sell out. Shipping to St. John will be free!
Book Fair flyers went home on Friday. Please remember that the fair will include many more books than are featured in the flyer. The fair will be delivered on Tuesday Feb. 21, and we'll be setting it up in the Library that day.
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE BOOK FAIR! Thursday Feb. 23. If you attend, sign the attendance sheet. Each classroom with 100% family attendance will win the teacher's choice of a free book or a free poster from the book fair for the classroom! Plus, everyone who attends can enter a raffle with just $1 donation to All for Books - one winner gets a book of one's choice (up to $15 value) from the Book Fair, another winner will get a poster of one's choice from the Book Fair! We will also have games, craft activities, and some delicious goodies to eat! We'll be open 4:30-7:00 p.m., so come and join the fun!
Mrs. Kan is looking for parent volunteers to help shelve books. Please contact her by email or come talk to her in the Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Earn more service hours!
Some students are returning library books with various levels of damage, from torn pages to water damage. Please make sure your students are handling the library books with more care. These books are school property, and if Mrs. Kan has to make repairs to keep the books in circulation, families will have to pay a Damage Fee. If a student returns a book in severely damaged condition, the family will have to pay the replacement cost to purchase a new copy for the library. To avoid paying for damaged books, please make sure your students take good care of the library books. This includes keeping books away from younger siblings and from family pets, as well as avoiding food and juice spills.
Library cards - important research tools. Parents, please take your children to get library cards from the public library. Even if you never check out books, the card gives you access to FREE databases with excellent information for research. Students who have their cards will be able to access those databases from home and from school. Students should have their library card numbers written down so they may access databases from the school's computers. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! EVERY STUDENT SHOULD HAVE A LIBRARY CARD FROM OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY!