Welcome back, Wildcats!
August has come and gone so quickly this year! We started the year with IDs and got to meet all of our new 6th graders! We were so happy to all of your smiling faces! Orientation took place this month as well. We had to do a virtual orientation again this year. Here's hoping for an in-person orientation next year!
September is a fun month in the MC! We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a beautiful display (thanks, Mrs. Schiliro!) and highlight Hispanic authors, illustrators, and bilingual books! Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th - October 15th.
September is also the month of BANNED BOOKS WEEK! Banned Books Week is a celebration of one's freedom to read and is celebrated from September 26th through October 2nd. This year we are taking on a Harry Potter theme during BBW so be sure to stop by and participate in the many activities we will hold during this week. To learn more about BBW, please visit ALA's website here.
We will also launch our long awaited, highly requested fellowship of book readers this month!!! We will be hosting a virtual book club this year in response to our very enthusiastic patrons! Due to the uncertainty that is COVID we will be holding meetings virtually via Google Classroom activities and possibly the occasional Google Meet until we can meet in person again. Regardless, we are very excited to be hosting a book club this year, FINALLY!!
Here is our vision for this year's virtual book club:
- Each 9 weeks, we will explore a different genre* together.
- We will each read a book of our own choice that fits into the chosen genre.
- Everyone who participates will join in on discussions (mostly virtual but in-person if possible) of the book they chose.
- If you loved your book and want to share it with others, we encourage you to do that! We will have a Flipgrid setup for book reviews, you can write one in Destiny Discover, or you can use your own medium and share at one of our meetings.
- Our end goal is to connect with each of you and to make reading more fun!
*A book's genre is the category it fits into (i.e. mystery, fantasy, sports, romance, comedy, etc.).
If you are interested in joining our book club, you can sign up here!
We look forward to another great year at Risley Middle and hope to see you all back in person very soon!
Stay safe & happy reading!
-The Library Gals