This December Holidays Library Lesson covers winter holidays from all over the world! Features Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Pancha Ganapati, Boxing Day, and La Befana. Includes whole-group library lesson, scrolling slideshow, Recommended Reads, Scavenger Hunt activity, and lesson plan template.

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Library Challenge #1 tasks you with an annual review (or maybe your first review) of your library's Selection and Reconsideration Policies.

LIBRARY CHALLENGE #1 Are library book challenges scary? I think so! But they are much less scary when you have a strong plan. When you know exactly what to do

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This article is 10 essential tips for new school librarians. These are the 10 things you should do FIRST in your new school library.

You’ve landed a brand new school librarian job–congratulations! All summer, you’ve looked forward to standing in the middle of your very own library, taking a deep breath, and reveling in

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This is a collection of fun ideas for middle school library orientation. Even if you don't use the ideas, the videos are a lot of fun to watch!

Ahh, the first day of school! Call me crazy, but I’ve always loved it! I will see my first middle school library orientation classes this Wednesday. We have a book

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Summertime Trivia Game (Great for End of the Year Class Parties!)

I got an email this morning, asking if I could schedule a meeting for May 3. It sounded so far off, but it is actually just NEXT WEEK! How did that happen? No matter how many years I teach, I am always shocked at how quickly the last two months of school fly by. I know my school isn’t the only one with a million things going on, seemingly all at once.

With the last weeks of school within sight, I am going to start sharing activities and ideas for the end of the school year. It can be tough keeping excited students focused at this time of year, and the more fun stuff we can inject into it, the better.

Today, I have a new PowerPoint trivia game! It’s called “Summertime,” and it includes 25 questions in 5 summer-themed categories: Swimming, Beaches, Sunglasses, Flip-Flops, and Camp. The game is designed for students in Grades 5-8, and while it may be fun for students, it does still contain some learning. Score one for teachers!

As always, this new product will be half-off through Saturday at noon (April 27th).

Questions involve all of the following topics:

  • world record for underwater breath-holding
  • Olympic swimming
  • bear safety
  • peeing in swimming pools
  • Quidditch World Cup
  • cataracts
  • chemistry of sand
  • UV light
  • 80s music
  • movies
  • camping foods
  • world’s deepest swimming pool
  • foot health
  • ocean tides
  • sand dollars
  • shark attacks
  • famous musicians

The answer slides feature a full-color photo to go with the answer. Answer slides also contain one additional fun fact about that concept.


Next week is the first week of May, so that means it’s time for me to release my June poster + bookmark set! This popular product will be FREE for the first 48 hours, so you won’t want to miss it. Watch your email and my MrsReaderPants Facebook page for the announcement, or just meet me back here next Thursday morning!


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