This year I am piloting a new Reading Incentive Program called The 10 Book Challenge.
Students who check out, read, and review 10 chapter books of 150 pages or more will be invited to a private after-school party. They will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Grand Prize. Students will receive 2 raffle tickets for completing the 10 book challenge, and then 1 additional raffle ticket for every 5 books they read beyond that. If they exceed 10 books, they get more chances to win the grand prize!
Book checkout has been steady and the reading had begun! I am looking forward to celebrating all those who complete the challenge.
Here is a little peek at some of our readers...
For Ages 13+ (Teens)
For Ages 10 to 12 (Tweens)
Bolles Middle School REQUIRED Summer Reading
What a wonderful way to end our school year! The Young Democrats Club, sponsored by Mrs. Sanborn, raised over $435 for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Bolles Middle School Clubs collectively gathered close to 80 bags of clothing/shoes/backpacks for West Riverside Elementary School and Feeding Northeast Florida. Special thanks to the Library Media Ambassadors for sorting clothing for the drive! As we head into summer and all the fun adventures we have planned, it is so important to remember that we have an obligation to help those who are in need. Bolles Middle School students are servant-leaders- paving the path to a better future!
Each Spring, Bolles honors those students whose academic achievement was consistently stellar all year. The students dress-up and have a lovely dinner, while an Upper School student serves as their guest speaker. The Faculty, Administration, and some Board Members attend to celebrate these dedicated students. Here are the photos from this year's festivities...
Thank you all for another enjoyable National Library Week! See the gallery below for photos from all of last week's events.
Special Thanks To: Grant S. for the Graphic Novel Kahoot; Aidan C. for the Doctor Who Display; Campbell F. for the use of his PS4; Ava S. for the Fandom Kahoot; Alex B. for the Harry Potter Kahoot; Bayard Y. for setting up a crepe station and making crepes for us; Ava S. and her dad, Steve, for the Boba Tea station and making Boba Tea for us; the entire LMA for their time and dedication to making this a great week; and every student who brought in food and items from around the world to make Friday's event such a success!
Poetry Contest Winners for Poetry Day:
Bayard's Crepe Station for International Day
Photos from National Library Week
Only 5 weeks of classes left!
The following is the schedule of events for the rest of the year in the Pratt Library: