Labels Labels Labels

March 17, 2011

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Last year I managed to go back and put AR labels on all of the books in the E section, a major undertaking, as well as half of the Fiction books.  So far this year I’ve completed the Fiction section, the Biography section, the 900 History section, and the 800 Literature section. It’s been a […]

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Is Technology Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

March 17, 2011

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I just read this very thought-provoking article from the New York Times, “Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction.”The authors share the story of a Vishal, a bright high school senior whose grades have taken a major downturn since he discovered youtube and facebook. In the very beginning of the article, Vishal decides to watch youtube […]

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Why I Became a Librarian

March 17, 2011

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At least once a month a student asks me, “Mrs. Leonard, why did you become a librarian?’  I tell them because I love kids and books.  And while that’s not a bad answer, the real reason is situations such as the one described by a colleague (with her permission) below: This made me smile today… […]

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It’s Not a Book, It’s a Hat

March 17, 2011

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Today the kindergartners were allowed to check out two books for the very first time.  They were so excited.  They did a great job finding just the right books and checking them out with me.  If you would like your child to have additional materials to read during the winter break, just stop by the […]

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A Book that Matters

March 17, 2011

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What a great way to start the new year! One of our wonderful parents, Mrs. Kim Miller, has just published her first children’s book! The title is What Matters Most. . . and it features lovely illustrations all hand-painted by Mrs. Miller. This lovely book tells the story of what matters the most in a […]

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The Coolest Library Ever

March 17, 2011

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One of my former students, Aliza,  came by today to say hello. She was visiting our drama rotation to talk to the students about her play they will be performing later this year. While she was here we caught up on her classwork and recommended reading. She also showed me some great websites I’ll be […]

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Finding Your Passion

March 17, 2011

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I had a great meeting this afternoon with  our 21st century learning specialist. We were discussing my vision of a 21st century library, and then trying to determine my “niche” – the part within my area of expertise that I am most passionate about I was surprised at what a difficult question that is for […]

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