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Read Across America Celebrations!

Libraries have participated in Read Across America since its inception in 1997 by the National Education Association as a celebration to encourage and inspire children to read. At first it was observed the school day closest to March 2nd, which is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. It grew to a week and then a [...]

Reading for fun is important!

School is a place to learn to read and also to read to learn. Students begin learning letters and sounds and by the time they are through the primary grades they are reading longer passages and beginning to understand that reading is a skill they will need in all subject areas. Sometimes students begin to [...]

2019 summer arts workshops

This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.

Find innovation in your library

by Traci Chun | Teacher Librarian | Skyview High School Shh! Shh! Shh!  Gone are the days of the library being a silent space filled with books and a shushing librarian. Today’s libraries are filled with technology, innovation, learning, and yes, books. As information is shared globally with only a few keystrokes, the need [...]

Battle of the Books creates powerful readers

by Eric Bindewald | Teacher Librarian | Sacajawea Elementary School Marshall accidentally “buzzed in” due to the adrenaline rush that took control of his pointer finger. Teammates turned to Marshall with bated breath while he stared at the emcee as though he was just caught peeing in the library.  The five seconds of silence seemed [...]

2018 summer arts workshops

This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are taught by certified teachers and are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.