Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Library Stats: December Edition

(December Edition)

Happy New Year, Readers!!! What does this mean for me? I am resolving to read even more this year! I was able to meet my goal of reading 350 books in 2014 (Happy dance!!). In 2015 I made my goal to read 365 books. Who wants to join me??  :)

Since we have officially wrapped up 2014, check out the statistics below to find out the happenings in the Sonntag library during the last month of 2014. Happy reading! :o)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Check-Outs & Check-Ins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Promoted and maintained the Coyote Reading Club reading program for all Sonntag Readers
Promoted the "Book Bucks for Great Behavior" program 
Supported classroom teachers by connecting them with MackinVia (online research tools)
Conducted weekly reader's advisory and read-alouds to students
Promoted the first Sonntag Little Free Library for staff & parents
Hosted Preschool Storytime with Sonntag's littlest readers! 
Promoted the 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2014-2015 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Hosted open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff  
Coordinated & hosted parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Planned & hosted a variety of library lessons, library programs, & technology opportunities for all students 
Attended the monthly Sonntag PTA Board meeting as PTA Book Fair Chairperson
Participated and completed the varies duties and activities that are expected as the Texas Library Association District 5 Chair-Elect
Analyzed the FISD curriculum to provide teachers with digital content to support classroom needs 
Collaboratively planned with the campus Instructional Coach & Specials team 
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 Sonntag Staff 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 campus and district library meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals & added new materials to future book orders
Read & kept up with professional, adult, young adult, and children's reads 

On the Horizon...
Books acquired from the fall Scholastic Book Fair and Birthday Book Club purchases are on the way!
5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed has begun!
NEW: 4th & 5th Grade Library Crew program is around the corner! 
Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting Party for eligible 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders will take place on Friday, January 23rd at 2:00 PM
Spring Scholastic Book Fair will run from February 9 through February 13. Click here for more information! 

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