Greetings from the Meridian Park Library Media Center!
Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year in the Meridian Park Library! With over 600 students this year, we are going to busy reading, checking out many fabulous books, and learning how to access and use information in the 21st century! Students will visit the library with their classes once per week, and may visit on their own as their class schedules allow during the week. There is no student supervision in the library before school begins in the morning. After school, students may stop by the library to return, renew, and check out new books. Parents can also check out books from the MP library. Please stop by at any time to set up an account for yourself.
As I do every year, I will run the Sasquatch and Young Readers Choice (YRC) chapter book award programs for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, and the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book (WCCPB) award program for kindergarten, first, second, and third graders. Stay tuned for more information about these programs in upcoming newsletters, as well as on the library website.
We will have a one-day-wonder Scholastic Fall Book Fair on Friday, November 18th. This year’s theme is “Bookaneer Book Fair”
The Book Fair will run during the school day as well as the evening along with PTSA’s Movie Night. Students will have a chance to preview the Book Fair on Thursday, November 17th. It will be a fun event for everyone. Last year’s one-day book fair was a huge success, as well as a lot of fun. Book fair profits benefit all MP students through the purchase of new books and the support of author visits and other literacy events.
If you would like to help out at the book fair by volunteering a few hours of your time, please let me know. My contact information is 206.393.4125 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library Staff
Jenny Hillger, Teacher~Librarian
This is my 13th year in the Meridian Park library, the best place in the whole school! I am so lucky to know and work with every single MP student. My greatest joys come from introducing students to new books, authors, and genres of literature, as well as helping students learn how to use information and research their favorite topics. I am a huge fan of Greek mythology, as well as legends, fairy tales, mysteries, adventures, fantasies, historical fiction, and poetry. I also love books that make me laugh. Mo Willems, Patricia Wrede, Carl Hiaasen, Jennifer Holm, Avi, Rick Riordan, and Patricia Polacco are just a few of my favorite authors.
Mike Adams, Library Technician
I could not run the library without Mr. Mike, library technician. Mr. Mike has worked in the library since 1998 and he knows everything! If you have a question, he has the answer. He is a professional musician.
If you have questions about the library, would like to set up your own library account, or would like to learn about our online library catalog, please stop by the library before or after school.
Jenny Hillger, MP Teacher~Librarian