Holly McDade <email@example.com>, the head of our library committee, spoke at the PTA meeting, and sent over some follow up notes. Here's what Holly has to say (for more info, email her directly):
Our volunteer run library has been very important to both PS 84 students and teachers. Each year the library has been growing bigger and better. This is our third year to check out books.
The library always need volunteers. Since you'll be working directly with our students if you help out in the library, you must go through the Learning Leaders training. Please keep in touch with Ms. Lydia about the program.
The library has a new teacher liaison - Ms. Vizcaino.
On Amazon, we have a wish list of books. The wish list contains books that the students and teachers have requested, and also some books in areas that we are lacking. This month, I have added books that were lost or not returned last year. Please help your child keep up with returning the library books. In next few weeks, we will post more Spanish and graphic novels that are needed.
If you'd like to buy a book (or books!) for our library, don't forget to start your shopping on our website's home page, and click on the Amazon button there.
When you land on the Amazon homepage, you will see wish list tab on the top far right. Go to the wish lIst section, and under it, in the pull down menu, you will see "find someone's wish list." You can type in something like just PS 84, and our wish list of books will appear.
Also, there will be a Word book fair on November 6th, 7th and 8th.
As a future fund raising request, the library needs up to date computers with research programs as well because the students need to learn how to do computer-based research.
General Areas Needed:
Fairy Tales in Spanish
Fairy Tales in English
Easy Chapter Books in Spanish
Spanish Artists: Musicians, Actors, and Artist Geography
History: American, States, World, and Countries
Poetry: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, Roald Dahl, and T.S. Elliot
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Fire Cat by Esther Holden Averil
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Tales from the Odyssey #1: The One-Eyed Giant by Mary Pope Osborne
American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne
Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson
My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
The Composition by Antonio Skarmeta
Living Sunlight by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
Dear Juno by Soyung Pak
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
Tea with Milk by Allen Say
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed on the Apollo 11on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis
A Single Shard by Linda Sue
Animalia by Graeme Bas
City Tales by Geof Smith
Willoughby the Lion by Greg Foley (and any Foley Titles)
This year, we participated in the Books 4 Our School contest, and due to the high number of votes recevied, PS 84 came in third!
PS 84 is getting a donation of apporximately 100 books from the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents. Together, these organizations foster literacy throught the New York city metro area.
Throughout April, parents demonstrated their commitment to children's literacy by working within their neighborhoods to garner the most votes for their children's school.
Thanks go out to fund raising committee head Elka Nikolova for publicizing this contest and working to get all the votes. Great job!