The library promotes various reading programs to encourage students to read for fun and learning. These are free programs for your child to participate in.
Texas Bluebonnet Program: Open to students in grades 3rd - 6th, Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Each year, 20 books are chosen as the "Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List" by the TBA selection committee. Students who read a minimum of five books from the current list and turn in the reading log with a brief summary of each book will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite title and receive a Texas Bluebonnet Bookmark. Students who read ten of the books and submit a reading log with short summaries will be invited to a Bluebonnet Award celebration. Voting will take place the last week of January.
Student Led Book Clubs: Open to students in the 4th - 6th grades. Book clubs are a way students can share a favorite book with others and participate in discussions. Led by and organized by student book club leaders, book clubs are invited to meet in the library during their lunches. They may bring a sack lunch and eat in the library. Interested students need to meet with their reading teacher and Mrs. Meno.
Themed Book Clubs: Open to students in the 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. A varitey of books will be selected and students will complete some fun activities while reading the book. The first selection will be The Origami Yoda. Of course, we will be doing some origami along with reading!
Happy Birthday Dear Author: Open to students in 1st and 2nd grade. Students may choose to participate in this fun celebration of authors by reading five books by any of the authors on the list of birthday authors displayed in the library. Students will use a library log with the specific authors for each month listed on the back of the log sheet. Forms must be turned in by the due date on the reading log to receive credit. Students earn a patch or charm each month. Twice a year we will celebrate our reading achievements at an afterschool event.
MakerSpace: MakerSpace is open from 7:15 am - 7:45 am each morning for students in grades 1st-6th. Students will need to get a pass from the cafeteria monitors. Space is limited to 25 students each session and is first come, first served for the passes.
Mondays: 1st & 2nd Graders
Tuesdays: 3rd & 4th Graders
Wednesday: 5th & 6th Graders
Thursdays: All grades are invited to play board games or card games
Friday: All grades
Each month will feature themed challenges for students to complete.
Parent volunteers are needed! If you are an early bird and would like to help out some mornings, contact Mindi Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of games, craft supplies and recycled materials such as soda cans, soda bottles, paper towel & toilet rolls, coffee cans, etc. are always appreciated!
Students in grades 5 & 6 are invited to apply for leadership positions as Makerspace assistants who will assit in planning makerspace activites and help facilitate sessions for younger students.