“A good library will never be too neat or too dusty because somebody will always be taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.” ~Lemony Snicket
At Central Lee High School, the library is not only a place to check out great books. Students can shop at the Hawk Shop, purchase a hot beverage, study in one of two study rooms, play a board game, or simply hang out with classmates! This year, we have been able to extend our space for online students to the new commons area. This space has multiple options for studying, including booths, high tables, window counter tables, swivel chairs, and sofa seats.
It has been a busy fall at our K-8 library! We are happy to bring back in-person visits to the library, with students browsing through the books and deciding on which ones they wish to check out and read. While we made online library checkout work last school year, it’s simply not the same as coming into the space. We’re grateful that we get to see our students' excitement over picking out their favorite book.
Another sign of normalcy has been the arrival of our fall book fair and the fun it brings as students enter the library. There are always plenty of “oohs” and “ahhs” as students check out the selection! While we did not hold our Grand Event in the fall due to our need to avoid a large gathering in one place, we hope to hold the event in the spring. The book fair also allows us to continue our dollar book sales. While it was a modified version of our normal event, it was a big success. Thank you to everyone who made it happen!
Dollar book sales are held twice a year. Due to the challenges of finding books to sell for just $1, this year students could buy a new book for $2 or three for $5. They are offered to the students at cost, with the goal of getting books in the hands of kids. It’s great to see the students get excited about the new books!
If you visit the K-8 library, you will see that today’s libraries are not your traditional quiet reading hub of the past. This is especially true this fall, as students are excited to come into the library after a year away. A noisy library is a busy library — and it means children are enjoying books. We are always open for visitors. If you would like to read to a class any time, please just let us know. We would be glad to have you!
Thank you for all who support our book fairs.. which in turn support our students’ love of reading.
Central Lee Librarians,
Marge Lightfoot (K8), Jenny Doyle (K8), Stacy Adam (HS)