Author Archives: MJanavicius

SUMMER READING LISTS

Are you looking for books for you or your students to read over the summer? Publications are starting to come out with recommended reads. Check out the lists below: Here is a lovely PDF of 2018 Summer Reading Recommendations from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Super Readers!

This week we celebrated 3rd and 4th grade students who read all 20 books off of the 2018 Bluestem Award List!  The Bluestem Award is an annual Readers’ Choice Award in the State of Illinois for students grades 3rd-5th.  This year, over 32,000 students in … Continue reading

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Important End-of-Year Dates

It is hard to believe, but the end of the year is almost upon us!  We need to take care of some housekeeping in the library before school gets out.  Here are some important dates to keep in mind … … Continue reading

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Announcing … Books on the Beach!

The past few years we have done Camp Read-A-Lot at the end of the year, but this year we want to change it up a bit and do Books on the Beach! As in previous years, teachers will sign up … Continue reading

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VISIT FROM NORTHBROOK PUBLIC LIBRARY

It is hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner!  Librarians from the Northbrook Publc Library will be visiting Wescott the afternoon of 5/29 for 15 minute presentations about their summer reading program. Wescott will serve as a pilot school this … Continue reading

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New Maker Space for May

The Makerspace was closed in April due to testing, the bookfair, and Poetry Cafe. The kids will be glad to hear that Makerspace is back for May! Starting Monday, students can come down to make a pretty pencil pinwheel!

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Poetry Cafe

In honor of National Poetry Month, Poetry Cafe is this week in the library! Students and staff are invited to the library during Poetry Cafe to read a favorite poem or two. The library is decorated like a cafe, complete … Continue reading

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Author Visit on May 3rd!

Courtesy of Scholastic Book Fairs, Lauren Tarshis, author of the very popular I Survived series, will be visiting Wescott the morning of Thursday May 3rd! She will be presenting to 3rd & 4th grade students, but all students will be invited to the book signing. Order form … Continue reading

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April is School Library Month

“School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians’ celebration of school librarians and their programs” and a recognition of “the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning” (from AASL). Here is what New York Times bestselling author, Jason … Continue reading

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Book Fair is Next Week!

The spring book fair is NEXT WEEK! There will be no regular library classes that week due to the book fair.  Here is the schedule: Wednesday, April 11th:  9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm Thursday, April 12th:  8:30 am-12:00 pm; 1:00-4:00 pm; 6:45-8:00 pm Friday, April 13th:  8:30-9:30 am … Continue reading

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