Volunteers are always welcome and are greatly appreciated in the library! If you are interested in volunteering please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or come by and talk to me. There are opportunities to volunteer throughout the year including weekly (or every third week) checkout/shelving of books, book fairs, Paperback Book Exchange and Birthday Book Club.
Paperback Book Exchange!
Children can bring gently used paperback books in exchange for “Barbara Bush Bucks” which will be used to “buy” books at a later date. Please only send paperback books. Also, books from Chick-fil-A and work books will not be taken. There will be a limit of “$30 worth of Barbara Bush Bucks” when “buying” and “selling”.
Here are the guidelines:
* up to 50 pages – 1 Barbara Bush Buck
* 51-100 pages – 2 Barbara Bush Bucks
* 101-150 pages – 3 Barbara Bush Bucks
* 150 pages and up – 4 Barbara Bush Bucks
If you are interested in volunteering for this great event please email me at email@example.com or come by and talk to me.
In Kindergarten, we focus on the basic library skills such as:
- book care – how to properly take care of your library books
- using a shelf marker
- how to check out your library books and when to return them
- difference between fiction and nonfiction
- What is a fairy tale and its components
In first grade we will focus on expanding our library skills:
- book care
- using a shelf marker
- how the shelves in the Everybody section are layed out
- how books are arranged in the library (using the author’s last name)
- We will also focus on different authors throughout the year!
In second grade we will focus on:
- what is a genre
- characteristics of several genres along with examples of each (traditional literature, historical fiction, etc.)
- how to use our online catalog to find books
In third grade we will focus on the Bluebonnet Books. This award is given each year to one book that exemplifies great literature. It is voted on by 3rd through 6th graders throughout the state of Texas. In order to vote, a student has to read five or more of the twenty choices and log them on the sheet that I will give out at the beginning of school.
In fourth grade we will focus on the Bluebonnet Books. This award is given each year to one book that exemplifies great literature. It is voted on by 3rd through 6th graders throughout the state of Texas. In order to vote, a student has to read five or more of the twenty choices and log them on the sheet that I will give out at the beginning of school.
Texas Bluebonnet Award:
A list of 20 books chosen by Texas librarians for grades 3-6. Each student who reads at least five of the books before the middle of January will be able to vote for their favorite!
Texas 2×2 Award:
A list of 20 books recommended for children age 2 through grade 2.
An award given by the American Library Association to the most distinguished illustrated American book.
An award given by the American Library Association for the best contribution in American literature for children.
Our book fairs this year will be November 6-10 and February 12-16. There are tons of opportunities to volunteer for these events. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or come by and talk to me about helping. Thanks!!
Each month I gather the Birthday Book Club kids during the last 10 minutes of their lunch during their birthday month to come join me in the library. The kids get a cupcake and get to choose a new book. They will be the first to check out that book and have a personalized name plate in it. I also take their pictures to place on the Birthday Book Club bulletin board across from the library.
If you are interested in having your child participate in the Birthday Book Club be looking for the flyer going home or go to the link below. I ask for a $20 donation in CASH to participate.
Thank you for all your support of this program over the last few years!! Not only have there been hundreds of new books added to our library by the kids LOVE it!!
Birthday Book Club Formpdf
If you use assistive technology and experience difficulty accessing the document, please contact the school librarian.
Norman Bridwell (Clifford books)
Brian Jacques (Redwall series)
Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House Series)
Tedd Arnold (Fly Guy books)
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter books)
Marc Brown (Arthur books)
Susan Stevens Crummel
Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants books)
New York Public Library
Internet Public Library
Junie B. Jones
Megan McDonald (Judy Moody series)
Rick Riordan (Lightning Thief series)
39 clues series (different authors for each book)
Click here to use some of the research subscriptions and websites available to Bust Bobcats!
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I am very excited to be the library media specialist at Bush Elementary! I graduated from Texas A&M and taught 9 years in third grade (4 of which were at Bush). While in the classroom I went back to get my Master’s degree in library science. This is my seventh year in the library and I think I have the best job in the whole school!
I have been married for 15 years and have two boys (one in first grade this year at Bush). I love to watch movies, play games (I’m a bit on the competitive side), spend time with my family and of course READ!!