Usually the library is a pretty quiet place, but on Tuesday it was anything but quiet. Mrs. Johnston is a big fan of the Harry Potter series, and has a collection of 'merch'. Everyone's favorite is the "Monster Book of Monsters" that sits on her desk. Sometimes, students are lucky enough to get glimpse of what the Monster book in action looks like. With the flick of a button, it will come alive, it's book jaws chomping down on any fingers that get too close. During Tuesday's WIN block a group of 8th graders were curious to see what the switch on the back does. And being curious, they of course, switched it on. The Book of Monsters began chomping it's jaws, accompanied by a loud electronic roaring. Ms. Bebey, who was covering WIN block while Mrs. Johnston took her lunch break, stepped in to stop the commotion. Unfortunately, she could not find the off switch. The book continued to roar and bite, and the library, already full of students for WIN block, got louder and louder. With no other options, she took the book off the desk, carried it upstairs past the highschool principal and librarians and through the highschool library to find Mrs. Johnston, who finally quieted the beast.
We are excited to once again be offering maker space activities during WIN block! We will be starting with 7th and 8th grade and will later open it up to 6th grade.
How it will work: All students now have access in Teams to Har-Bur Library Media Center where links will be posted. Using our online sign-in program LibraryTrac, students will use a link to sign up ahead of time for 8 available spots. A specific game or activity will be offered each week. Our first project is giant paper flowers for spring.
Maker Space Schedule:
Student sign-up link
Join us in Teams to get the latest library updates! Har-Bur Library Media Center
It's time to vote for the winner of the 2022 Nutmeg Book Awards! With so many wonderful and engaging titles, it's a tough choice! Make sure to vote by May 4th.
Mrs. Johnston will announce the Har-Bur winners May 5th, and the state winners will be announced May 16th.
Grades 5-8 are welcome to vote from either list, or both! The grade ranges are recommended by the Nutmeg committee, but students are welcome to read and vote from both lists. Students should not sign into any account to vote, just click on your choice and hit submit. Nutmeg Book Awards Site to view 2023 titles!
While we wait for our shipment of the 2023 titles to arrive, check out our Nutmeg collection in Sora.
On March 11th, students and staff filled the Lewis Mills Auditorium for their first assembly in 2 years. Rob Buyea the award winning author of the popular Mr. Terupt series, gave an hour long presentation to a full crowd. An outgoing, charismatic speaker, he kept the students on the edge of their seats. He shared stories from his years as a middle school teacher, and how those students influenced his writing. Much of his talk also included how hard he worked to be a writer, including his many failures. Just keep trying, he stressed to his audience. After the assembly, he visited the fifth grade classrooms to meet the students and answer their questions. His inspiring words were a terrific end to our week.
Fill out and submit this form to be entered in a raffle to win a copy of Because of Mr. Terupt, or The Perfect Score signed by Rob Buyea!
Be sure to fill out the form by the end of the day Monday, March 21st! Raffle winners will be announced Tuesday during morning announcements!
Maker Space Links