"It's like opening a present from the library!"
And like The Grinch, my heart grew three sizes!
|already "missing" a copy|
This summer, due to energy conservation efforts in my district, I am not going to be able to open. So instead, I came up with what I think is a better plan anyway.
Generally, students who plan to return to our school next year are able to checkout up to ten library books for the summer. The books are due back by the first week of school in August. If it goes well this year (i.e., we get all of our books back in August), we may raise the limit to 15 next year.
|(all 7 copies--OUT!!)|
One of my favorite options is the option for my aide and I to pick some or all of the checkout books for our students. This was completely optional, but many of our students rely on our recommendations for much of what they read. Of the 50+ students participating (so far, we're still getting forms in), nearly all of them requested we pick at least some of their books for them. Several asked us to pick all ten. I love that--it shows how many really trust our recommendations. Smiles!!!
|(never even got shelved)|
Looking forward to next year, I am going to see if I can find vendor(s) to donate some of those vinyl and canvas bags we see all over the library conventions. I bet some of them would be willing to donate, which would make it even more special for the kids. Considering the huge response we got this year (being only our first year doing it), I'll probably need at least 100 bags!
Happy summer, everyone!
Google Doc of permission form I used (feel free to use, modify, blah, blah, blah)
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