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Book Madness Update

Round 1 of Book Madness voting will close by the end of the school day Friday! Check the bulletin board outside the library or the Book Madness Website for the voting results on Monday morning.  Students in grades 3rd-5th are eligible to … Continue reading

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Youth Media Awards Announced!

All the big book award winners were announced Monday morning from the American Library Association Mid Winter Conference and I am SO excited! And the winners were … Caldecott (best illustrations): Wolf in the Snow illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell Newbery (best book for children): Hello, … Continue reading

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Book Madness is BACK!

Book Madness is back! Organized by me and Mrs. Sislow, Book Madness is a tournament of the most popular books for 3rd-5th graders. Nominations for the tournament open next week. 3rd-5th grade teachers, we will be placing a QR Code … Continue reading

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New Maker Space

Back by popular demand, our maker space project for the month of February will be “Build with Legos!” Students can challenge their building skills with Lego task cards. They won’t be able to keep their creations, but students from grades … Continue reading

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Author visits a success!

Thank you to Wendy Anderson Halperin and Jane O’Connor for wonderful author visits with our students the past 2 weeks! On January 25th,  Miss Wendy met with all grade levels and taught students step-by-step how to illustrate different quotes from … Continue reading

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Another author coming to Wescott!!

Grades 1 & 2, get your tiaras and bow ties ready because … On Thursday 2/1 from 10-11 am we are going to be having a fancy party in the MPR for grades 1-2!!! Jane O’Connor, the author of Fancy … Continue reading

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Book Order Forms for Author Visit

Author/illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin is visiting Wescott on January 25! Her book, Peace, is what inspired our theme this year, Wescott: Partners in Peace.  Students may order an autographed copy of the book.  Order forms went home last week, but if … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2018!  Our first maker space of the year will be … Draw a famous book character! Using the instructions provided, students will try their hand at drawing some popular book characters.  Students may also use their iPads to look … Continue reading

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Winter Reading Programs at the Northbrook Public Library

The Northbrook Public Library’s Winter Reading Program, Your Family Story, goes from December 13- January 31. It is perfect timing for Winter Break reading! This year they are trying out having the option of online registration. Here is the link … Continue reading

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All-School Author visit on January 25th!

The Wescott Library is excited to announce that author/illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin will be visiting Wescott on Thursday, January 25th!  She will be meeting with students in small groups all day to discuss her book, Peace, which inspired our school theme this year.  … Continue reading

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