Monday, August 5, 2013

If you host it, they will come!

Our evening at the library for middle school readers was a success. We enjoyed chatting with several groups of readers during this two hour event. These four teen readers enjoyed the cozy chairs that Carrie Bowman, teen librarian, had arranged for our evening chat. Some of our guests attend school on the island, but some attend private schools in the area. They shared books they had read this summer and enjoyed listening as Carrie shared several books from her cart of captivating summer reads.  
That's Ellie and Joe listening to Carrie Bowman, teen librarian, share books.
I didn't snap a picture of the books they checked out, but each of these four
students left with several books recommended by Carrie Bowman.  
   I was excited to see Bridget, one of my students from last
   year.  She checked out The Water Castle, a book currently
receiving some buzz as a Newbery possibility for 2014.
I even recommended a mystery by P.D. James for her mom.
Callum, my first guest reader, and incoming 6th grader,
stopped by after soccer practice.  He checked out two
books from my classroom collection,  Navigating Early
by Claire Vanderpool and Kathi Appelt's new book,
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp.  

Our evening of books was topped off with cookies and drinks.  I neglected to take a picture of one of our readers who dropped by for the evening.  He's going into fourth grade, but has already read all of the Percy Jackson books!  I suggested that he read The Underland Chronicles, a fantasy series by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games) that begins with Gregor the Overlander.
The two hours flew by and we found ourselves going to the library desk over and over to check in the books we had checked out, so that our guests could check them out and take them home.  If you were unable to come, we missed you and look forward to your comments about the books you're reading this summer in the Books Read in August post.    

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