Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Library Stats: January 2015 Edition

January was a busy month in the Sonntag Library! The 5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program was launched. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Texas Bluebonnet Award readers were able to cast their vote for their favorite 2014-2015 Bluebonnet Award book. Also, the library began to prepare for the spring Scholastic Book Fair. If you think this month was crazy-busy, February will be even more awesome! Check out the stats for the month of January below! 

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
Hosted the 5th annual Bluebonnet Voting Party for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders
Launched the 5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
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 & spring 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! 
Frisco legend Catherine Fowler will be visitng 3rd grade at the end of February
Spring Scholastic Book Fair will run from February 9 through February 13. Click here for more information!
Author Janet Tashjian will visit Sonntag in April!!! 

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