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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Library Cards

Do you remember when everyone used to have a library card?



Perhaps I am being nostalgic...... but I believe EVERYONE should have a library card and know how to use it. September is National Library Card-Sign up month and I believe as teachers... we should challenge our students.

GOAL:
Every child has a library card
in your class!

You can even use it to rent eBooks. You can order books on line and then receive an email when it is ready for you to pick up to save time. Some libraries even have movies, video games, music, and software you can rent. Exploring what the library has to offer is a lot of fun!!

GOAL:
Teach your students how to
search their local library catalog
online!

Miss Foote wrote about her great library idea last year. I was casually browsing to see what I could find and loved her idea!

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She created a special club for students who have their own library cards. She then takes a picture of her student with their library cards and hangs it on the wall. I love this idea!
GOAL:
Create a Bulletin Board 
displaying students with their cards.
OR 
Families all getting their cards!
OR
Or using their cards!

I ran over to Vistaprint to create my own membership card for my friends. The club name I decided on was library pals.


I want to encourage my friends to visit and use this source often. Over summer break, I am planning on offering my students a challenge to participate in the summer reading program over the summer. Students who complete the challenge will be listed in the Library Pal Book of Fame. They will become the role models for future students.

What do you do in your classroom to promote your community library?

I would love to be able to take my students on a field trip to our local library so they know where it is and talk about how to use it. Perhaps then they would be more willing to visit. I am also debating about doing this as an annual Zebra Family Quest Challenge.

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5 Comments:

At September 1, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Miss Trayers said...

What a great idea! I very fondly remember trips to the library as a child. Just in awe of all those books! :)

NotJustChild'sPlay

 
At September 1, 2012 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Miss Foote said...

Thanks for the shout out! I am kind of a book nerd! Lots of kids ended up with library cards. Last year a new library was built a quarter of a mile from our school, so we walked there. It was great and everyone all but one kid ended up with a library card.

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

 
At September 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Jenna said...

I totally agree!! All kids should have a library card and use it! :)

Jenna
Just Diving In

 
At September 1, 2012 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Donna Boucher said...

I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow!

Donna
Math Coach’s Corner

 
At September 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Miss Squirrels said...

I LOVED my library card- I still have the one I had in 4th grade!
Staci

Going Nutty!

misssquirrels@yahoo.com

 

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