The library definitely has been much more of a “textbook warehouse/distribution center” than a library so far this school year, but, as your librarian, I have enjoyed meeting many of our new students, greeting returning students, and helping them all find the textbooks they need for this year’s classes. We began textbook distribution on during student registration, August 17 -20, and 24, and continued helping students get their books the first three days of school, Monday – Wednesday, August 26 – 28. Since August 17, we have checked out 7,830 textbooks. We still, though, have a number of books waiting for students, so please come get them as soon as possible. We want to clear the textbooks out to make the library space more comfortable again!
This massive distribution couldn’t have happened without a lot of help from Cindy Gardner, from our Guidance Office, and the many regular parent library volunteers and other parents who stepped up to help with the process. And, speaking of library volunteers, we are in need of several new volunteers to fill our weekly shifts. Contact Irene White, our parent volunteer coordinator, if you are interested.
Library Open House
In addition to textbook distribution last week, I also held an “Open House” for teachers on Friday, inviting them to stop by during their prep periods to see some of what’s new, have a snack, and enter a prize drawing. Andrea Cons-Diller, one of our new English teachers, won the drawing, and will receive a customized name plate printed on our 3D printer.
Coming Up Next Week
I am looking forward to starting library orientations for each of the Freshman English classes on Monday. Each class visits for two days to learn about the library and how it can help them with their studies and exploring their personal passions. I will also be spending a day with William Brown’s classes getting them started with blogs.