On Tuesday, many students, teachers and community members, including our mayor, Maurie Schlaht, dropped everything to take up the D.E.A.R. challenge at 12:12 (or later if they were busy at work!). The busy third grade students under the direction of their teachers, Mrs. Jacobsen and Mrs. Darke, made D.E.A.R. posters to hang in businesses all over our town to remind people to get involved.
On Wednesday, fourth grade teachers Mrs. Webster and Mrs. Bartling brought their students over to present book commercials on their favorite books in our library meeting room. Parents and members of the community gathered to watch their terrific creative efforts. I was very impressed!
All week, the artistic endeavors of our local students in Begindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade have decorated our long wall and received ribbons for prizes for the best drawing of "My Favorite Book."
I also was able to spend some time at the area daycare facilities sharing stories and, of course, the annual used book sale has been a hit as usual.
I love the sharing, the participation, the partnerships, and seeing both new and familiar faces enjoying my favorite place...the library.