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.
AArgh! The Bookaneer Book Fair ended on Friday, Sept. 23, and our net sales at the end of the day totaled $5720! The library's portion of the sales will be a fraction of that, of course. The fair isn't completely finished, however: the online book fair is still going on, through Friday, Sept. 30! If you didn't get a chance to shop at the fair, or a title you wanted was sold out, you can go to scholastic.com/fair and follow the prompts to find "St. John-Evangelist Cath Sch" and shop online. Shipping is free and will come to the school; and we get credit for any online sales!
Thank you to all the parents and community members who volunteered and helped to make the book fair a huge success! Students Anayah Smith, Andres Casarez, and Kaleb Daigle did a yeoman job and worked for the entire Family Night. St. John alumna Rachel Peeples came in her awesome pirate wench costume and helped - she even bought from the book fair! And thanks also to the Junior Book Fair Crew (aka Library Book Club) for making the cute pirate book hedgehogs.
Parents: please look for the Library Skills Expectations forms that will be coming home with your students. Please detach the bottom section at the dotted line, fill in your student's name and grade and sign it. All forms must be returned to the Library by Friday, Sept. 2. Keep the top part and the Library Check-Out procedures for your reference. This is considered required homework for each student in K-Gr. 5 and Middle School Library Book Club.
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!
Mrs. Kan is looking for parent volunteers to help shelve books and to process newly cataloged books. Please contact her by email or come talk to her in the Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Ear more service hours!