Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!

Who wouldn't want this bookshelf in their room! Happy 4th of July! I am so proud to be a citizen of this great country we live in! We often take advantage of the freedoms we enjoy, so this is a great day to be reminded.  One of those freedoms is being able to read whatever book we choose.  What are you reading right now?  I am still working on "The Honest Truth" and am loving it.  It is a great adventure book. I hope you are all enjoying your holiday with your family and friends, eating lots of good food, and remembering to be thankful for our freedom. 
P.S. Next week, I am headed to a Young Readers Conference down at BYU.  I can't wait to go and find new books to share with you! I will meet and hear from cool authors and might even be able to buy some new books for our library.  Now go read a good book under the shade of a tree before the fireworks! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Happy Summer!!

The end of our school year was so much fun I didn't get on our library blog to update.  I hope you guys are having the best summer so far.  I hope you are all reading, reading, reading!  Have you gotten on OverDrive and checked out the summer reading books we talked about?  Remember, if you go on your OverDrive account there are books available for summer reading that everyone can check out all at once.  There are some good ones on there, so go check it out!  I was at Disneyland the very first week we were out of school and as I waited in the long lines, GUESS WHAT I DID? I downloaded a book on OverDrive and read it while in line.  You can read anywhere! I have another list I want to share with you, I just need to figure out how to get it on here. :)  I'll work on that while you read a good book & I'll check back in a couple of days!
Happy Summer!

Friday, April 6, 2018

March Madness Tournament of Books Finals!!

I hope you have been enjoying your Spring Break! I hope you have done a lot of reading too!  I wanted to announce our books entering the Finals in our March Madness Tournament of Books!

The Winners Are:

Kindergarten-3rd Grade Bracket:

"The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse"
"Read the Book Lemmings!"

4th Grade-6th Grade Bracket:

"Fuzzy Mud"

Voting in the final round will take place this coming week in the library! I can't wait to see who wins!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OverDrive is Here!!

I am so excited to add OverDrive to our school library! I think you will will find it is a great extension to our Forbes library.  Here are the instructions to use OverDrive.  
If you are using a computer or laptop: 
click on this link to head to the Alpine School District library.  
Choose Forbes Elementary from the drop down list
Login using your Skyward Student ID number and your last name.

If you are using a mobile devise (iPad, tablet, smart phone, etc.):
Download the OverDrive app from your app store (it's free)
Search for Alpine School District
Choose Forbes Elementary from the drop down list
Login using your Skyward Student ID number and your last name.

If you guys have any problems or questions, please come talk to me and I will help you.  I want you guys to have fun reading and listening to books, so try it out! 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

American Fork City Library

Have you ever been HERE before?? Do you know about the fun programs that the American Fork Library offers.  Now is a great time to check out their website and sign up for a fun FREE activity.  I am going to add a link to our blog so that you can easily access their website to see what is happening each month.  Here are some of the fun things they are doing:

It is National Take Your Child to the Library day on Saturday, February 3rd.  Sign up for some fun while you are there!
HERE  is a link to the American Fork City Library.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy New Year!

I miss you all! I hope you are having an amazing break and doing lots of fun and exciting things! I can't wait to get back to school and tell you about the books I have read over the break.  I just finished "Refugee" and it was so intense and so good.  I'll add it to our book talks.  If you are reading this and have memorized your student ID number, come recite it to me and I will give you a treat.  I hope you guys have been reading fun books and I hope you have a fun New Years holiday! Here's to 2018 and lots and lots of new books to read!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Name Our Library Elf!

Do you want to help name our library ELF?! All you have to do is read a book! Come in to the library, write down the book you read on the colored paper of the name you choose & we will see which name is the winner after this week!
Will it be....

Read...Read...Read... and you can choose!!