We had great OBOB competition this year as seven well-prepared teams battled it out. Neverseen, featuring Holly Brewster, Rachel Groom, Raine Lohr and Alder Ame rose to the top winning the school championship over the Waterproof Dust Bunnies (Alex Craven, Gwen Hughes, Aria Kimdon and Lana Ali). Neverseen rwill represent LPMS at the regional championships scheduled for march 17th at Philomath High School. Alex Craven has joined Neverseen as the team alternate. We also had a third place battle prior to the championship match. In that battle The Warheads (Aidan Dolan, Jonah Davis, Nicole Louie and Ria Haapaia) nipped the Fabulous Five (Sam Hanson, Madeline Nason, Kylie Sullivan, Sydney Soskis and River Ribeiro).
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held from Dec. 4th through Dec. 8th in our beautiful Linus Pauling Library. Last year's fair was a huge success. We sold over $1200 worth of books and merchandise, which means our library received $600 in Scholastic books! Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help out at the book fair. We couldn’t have done it without your help. And we hope to have it again this year.
Kristy Kemper-Hodge, the wonderful youth librarian at the Corvallis Public Library, will visit LPMS on Thursday, April 11th for a book discussion on A Heart for Any Fate by Corvallis author Linda Crew. And here's the big news: LInda Crew will join us for the book talk!! Linda is a graduate of Highland View Intermediate School (which stood here where Linus Pauling stands today) and Corvallis high School. Linda is the author of eleven books; eight of which can be found in our beautiful Linus Pauling library. Our book talks take place in the purple area of the library during lunch time/outdoor rec. Please encourage your children to attend. They do not need to be members of an OBOB team and Kristy is very engaging. The conversations often lead to other great books.
New Books in Spanish for LPMS!
The LPMS DLI program received a grant for $5000 to expand our library collection of Spanish books. Titles that will be added include classics like Little House on the Prairie, Neverending Story; popular series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate and the Hunger Games, as well as culturally relevant selections such as Women Hollering Creek, Cuentos Populares Mexicanos and Cuentos con Sazón. If you would like to suggest a selection to add to our collection, please contact Mr. Fulton at 541-757-5737 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having a problem with your iPad? Bring it down to our beautiful Linus Pauling Library where our incredible tech expert, Ruth Peters, will be happy to assist you.
For just three PAWS a student or small group of students, can do a shout-out for a friend during our morning announcements which are always broadcast live from our beautiful Linus Pauling library.
Library News and Reminders
It’s been a great year so far in our beautiful Linus Pauling Library. We have new books, non-fiction and fiction, English and Spanish, arriving almost every week. Book checkout is fast and furious. We have a lot of voracious readers in our school.
In late November we held our annual Scholastic Book Fair and sold over $1200 worth of books and merchandise. Consequently our school now has close to $500 credit for Scholastic books. We will use most of it to add additional copies of our most popular books.
We continue to have library XLT during six of the seven periods, we honor a different country each week, and we have a lot of chess games going on during lunch break. Our library is also the broadcast center for our daily announcements which often include “Shout-outs” from our students.
Last month we invited Oregon author Deborah Hopkinson to speak to our students. Ms. Hopkinson specializes in non-fiction and historical fiction. She explained her process of researching primary resources to write her books. She also autographed four books for our library.
Last week our library hosted the National Geographic Geography Bee. 35 brave students participated with 8th grader Alex Barth taking home the gold medal. Next month 12 teams will participate in the annual Oregon Battle of the Books competition. The 16 novels selected for this year’s competition, including one by Ms. Hopkinson, are among the most popular checkouts in the library.
The most popular authors this year appear to be Veronica Roth, James Dashner, Rick Riordan and, of course, Jeff Kinney, writer of the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. We recently joined the Junior library Guild which will bring us four newly released novels every month for the entire year.
Drop by our library and see what’s going on. You’re always welcome and we think you’ll be impressed.
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