After a mere two weeks of meetings and organizing, school started. Convocation last Friday… all school photo tomorrow… classes and clubs and athletics and recess and all the other moving parts that go into a school year starting to move forward (note: only 46 class days until Thanksgiving Break, but who’s counting?). And in the library, we’re ready.
Work done over the summer gave us a new classroom, made possible by combining our workroom and office space:
Our Adult Fiction section was moved slightly, adding more space for students to “hide” (it became a popular spot last year) and we’ve got lots of shelves for displaying New Fiction and other highlights.
This month: Immigrants Read Here.
We’ve got other displays, too:
Our Charlottesville Resource Guide has been updated, nearly 400 books have been added to the collection, we’re back to our regular opening hours, and – this is the best part – we’ve already started to have classes in! The entire sixth grade came for a quick tour and book talk (plus checking out books), we’re working with two physics classes on how to use NoodleTools to cite sources and an English class is coming to do work on Hemingway that will inform their work this semester. All within one week of school’s officially starting.
I’m feeling pretty good about the start of the school year. Here’s hoping you are, too.