Thursday, May 1, 2014

Library Stats: March/April Edition

(March/April Edition)

It's been an awesome 2 months in the Sonntag library. The library has been BUZZING with activity. Check out the happenings below to find out more about what's been going on in the library. Happy reading! :)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Finalized the 4th Annual Six Flags Read to Succeed tickets 
Hosted author/illustrator Melissa Sweet for the entire school!
Adapted the library calendar to accommodate more classes prior to STAAR testing
Hosted Preschool Storytime with Sonntag's lil readers! 
Promoted the 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2013-2014 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
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
Planned weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families  
Coordinated parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Assisted and administered the STAAR test to 4th & 5th grades
Helped the Specials team host the school spirit night at Rosa's Cafe
Creating QR codes for books in the library to allow students to connect with their next books
Purchased & added new items to the library collection as well as weeding damaged books out of the collection
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials for classroom lessons
Maintained a blog for staff to discuss book club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Updated library blog and Twitter (@matteibookbits) account frequently
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended the Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas & collaborated with librarians around the state to help make our library even better! 
Planned for summer professional development courses within and out of FISD
Attended campus and district library meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals & added new materials to future book orders

On the Horizon...
Plans are in the works for the 4th Annual Sonntag Book Return in May (All student/parent books are due on May 23rd)
The 4th Annual Texas Bluebonnet Award & 2x2 Showcase on the blog is coming soon!! 
Information regarding summer reading programs from the Sonntag & Frisco/McKinney libraries will be posted soon
4th Annual Six Flags Read to Succeed tickets will arrive in May
Books purchased at the spring Scholastic Book Fair are on the way

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