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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is happening now at Jason Lee! Teams are currently working together to read twenty books. In January, teams will compete against each other to answer trivia questions about this year's titles. The competitions are organized as a single elimination tournament. Everyone who participates earns prizes. However, the biggest prize is the [...]

November Diversity Reading Challenge

November is Native American Heritage Month. In recognition of this, the November Diversity Reading Challenge is to read a book by an Indigenous author or about Indigenous people. Students who want to join the Diversity Reading Challenge Book Book Club this month are invited to check out and read The Barren Grounds by an Indigenous [...]

Librarian footnote blog

A collection of library updates, information and stories, authored by librarians across the district.

  • The Book Tree by Paul Czajak and Rashin Kheiriyeh

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 [...]

  • Middle school student in the library reading a book.

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 [...]

New and noteworthy books

Staff picks

Cheryl Miller reading the book named Cinder.

Cinderella was my favorite fairytale when I was growing up, and this book is a fantastic science fiction twist on the Cinderella fairytale.  The book is set in the future where a deadly plague is destroying the population of earth.  Our main character, Cinder, is a cyborg – part human, part machine.  Because she is a cyborg, she’s not considered as good as a real humans.  Her step mother hates her, of course, and tries to come up with ways to get rid of her.  But, then Cinder meets prince Kai and finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic struggle in which she will need to uncover secrets from her mysterious past in order to protect the world’s future. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl – one cyborg girl – named Cinder.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Mrs. Peterson reading a bookI loved that the main character’s character traits would change depending on who he was living with.  It tugged at my heart strings in many ways.  The ending’s twist reaffirms why you fell in love with the book in the first place.

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