Monday, November 12, 2012

(October Edition)

October was a very busy month in the Sonntag library. Between the Frisco Public Library Storytelling Festival for 4th graders and the fall Scholastic Book Fair, the library was REALLY hopping! Check out some nifty stats for the month of October! Happy reading! :)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Hosted the 2012-2013 fall Scholatic Book Fair 
Attended the Frisco Public Library Storytelling Festival with 4th grade
Hosted as many classes as possbile for check out before the fall Book Fair 
Promoted the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2011-2012 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated the Where in the World Do You Read? board weekly 
Maintained student writer & new items displays to promote reading interests 
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families  
Hosted parent library volunteers
Hosted & promoted the Sonntag Staff Book Club for the 2012-2013 school year

Administrative Activities
Planned, coordinated, and hosted the fall Scholastic Book Fair
Gathered data and presented data to the district and state for the Texas Library Association's Library Snapshot Day 
Collaborated with tech facilitator and fellow librarian to create tech-based activities for a pumpkin study with kindergarten
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Maintained a forum for staff to discuss book club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Attended ITBS training to act as a sub for the 2nd grade standardized testing
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials 
Updated library blog and Twitter account weekly
Planned weekly library lessons
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended campus meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals  

On the Horizon...
Sonntag staff book club meeting in November & December
More books for the library collection from the Book Fair are on their way! 
UIL Spelling tryouts and practices are around the corner

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