April 2011 - New and Improved LIFE School Library
This year, we took on a total reorganization of our school library to help students discover and share great books at their reading level. We organized all of the books first into levels - picture books, "young reader" (grades 1-5) and "advanced reader" (grades 6-9). Then the books were organized by genre. All the books were labeled with their level, genre, and author. We created spaces to showcase award-winning books, teacher and student picks, and new arrivals. All those efforts have paid off - our students are talking about all the great books they've been finding! Check out video and pictures below.
Big thanks to the teachers, parents, and volunteers that leveled, categorized, and labeled thousands of books - especially John, Emily, and Joe; the entire Dunn clan and their guests; Nancy Rice; and the volunteers from the GW Trails Program from George Washington University.
Also, big thanks to those who have recently donated books to our library, including the Belvedere-Tiburon Library in California, the GW Trails Program, and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island.