READY OR NOT HERE IT COMES!
WELCOME TO JMS LIBRARY 2016-17
As school begins I want to ask you to encourage your student to be involved in the JMS Library. Last year I was able to have the library open to all students every morning by 7:15. Students were able to check in/out books, take AR tests, read, catch up on homework, or just hang out. Most mornings I had a library FULL! That's a very happy day for a librarian. I have permission to offer this again this year.
Secondly, I would like to brag on our last year's book clubs. We enjoyed meeting in the library during lunch once a week. Students brought their trays to the library, and we discussed our books while we ate. The goal for me was getting students to read a book they might not have chosen on their own, while also showing them how to question, discuss, analyze and truly understand what they read. We had some lively discussions! Some on topic and some not (HA).
So parents, talk this over with your student. Encourage them to make good use of their library in the new school year.