Summer Library Newsletter

Check out the Summer reading edition of the Zilker Library newsletter! Find out about Dr. Cruz’s 5 Book Dive, suggested summer reading lists, e-book resources and what the Austin Public Library has going on this summer!

All Library Books Due!

Zilker Families,

Just a reminder that all library books need to be returned immediately. If your child has lost or damaged a book, stop by the library and we can help you find the cost of the book. Students are also encouraged to help in the library during their library time to help pay for the cost of replacing a lost book.

Upcoming Library Events:

Monday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm– Author Visit with Kat Kronenberg, author of the book Dream Big (Kindergarten-2nd grades)

Wednesday, May 24th from 7:15-8:45 am– Friends of the Zilker Library Breakfast in the library

Wednesday, May 24th at 1:45 pm– Author Visit with Michael Fry, author of the new series How to be a Supervillian (3rd-5th grades)

May 22nd-30th: Makerspace Parties for the 1st class in each grade to return all their library books!

 

Thanks so much!

Mrs. Sharp, Zilker Librarian

rebecca.sharp@austinisd.org

April/May Edition of Book Marks, the Zilker Library Newsletter

The April/May edition of Book Marks, the Zilker Library newsletter, is HERE! Check out what we’ve been up to lately!

-Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

 

February/March Edition of Book Marks

Check out the February/March edition of Book Marks, the Zilker Library newsletter, HERE! See what we’ve been up to in the library and what’s coming up!

-Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

 

 

The Book Fair is Coming! Sign Up to Volunteer!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon!

The theme for this year’s fair is so much funHappy Camper Book Fair! Have S’More Fun with Books!

Mrs. Sharp would like to celebrate two things that Zilker is great at, reading and getting outside, with a display in the library hallway. If you have a picture of your Panthers (or yourself!) reading outside, please send it to Mrs. Sharp (rebecca.sharp@austinisd.org) by January 31st. 

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Wednesday, February 8th: Book Fair Set Up! (Volunteers needed)

Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th: Book Fair Preview Days (students will preview with their classes)

Monday, February 13th-Friday, February 17th: Book Fair is Open for Shopping!*

*closes at 10 am on Friday

Thursday, February 16th from 5:30-7:30 pm: Z’Healthy Family Night and the Book Fair Late Night!!

The Zilker Library is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair!

Sign up HERE for shifts! If you have experience being a cashier, please let Mrs. Sharp know. Volunteers are needed for:

  • Wednesday, February 8th: Book Fair Set Up!(Volunteers needed)
  • Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th: Book Fair Preview Days (students will preview with their classes)
  • After school on Thursday, February 9th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm to serve snacks at Staff Preview
  • Monday, February 13th-Friday, February 17th: Book Fair is Open for Shopping!*
  • Book Fair Clean Up and Break Down on Friday, February 17th

AND…

  • Thursday, February 16th from 5:30-7:30 pm: Z’Healthy Family Night and the Book Fair Late Night!!

Mrs. Sharp is also looking for few volunteers to help with the Bluebonnet Lunches on Monday, January 23rd and January 30th!

 

Calling Zilker Alumni! Help with the Happy Camper Book Fair!


Mrs. Sharp, the Zilker Librarian, is looking for Zilker Alumni to help with the Book Fair on Z’Healthy Family Night! Know a middle schooler or high schooler that wants to help with the Happy Camper photo booth or help families shop?  We’re looking for 6-8 volunteers!

When: Thursday, February 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (volunteers will need to arrive by 5:00 pm to receive directions)

Where: Zilker Library

What: Help run the photo booth in the library hallway or help families find books at the book fair!

Email Mrs. Sharp to let her know you’re interested!

rebecca.sharp@austinisd.org

 

Holiday Edition of Book Marks, Zilker Library newsletter

Check out the November/December edition of Book Marks, the Zilker Library newsletter HERE!

Featured in the newsletter is the announcement of the Scholastic Book Fair theme in February, as well as a way Zilker families can help decorate for the book fair!

Also, the library is looking for a pet sitter for Beezus, the library guinea pig, over the Winter break. If you are interested in taking Beezus home, let me know!

Becca Sharp

rebecca.sharp@austinisd.org

 

Library Inventory Volunteers Needed!

Zilker Parents!
Annual inventory of the library will be completed this week and Mrs. Sharp is looking for volunteers. Inventory will begin on Monday afternoon and run the whole week until finished. To sign up for a shift, visit the Sign Up Genius here: https://goo.gl/e5ZYXj

October Edition of Book Marks, Zilker Library Newsletter

Take a look at this month’s edition of Book Marks, the Zilker Library newsletter! We’re having a blast this week creating creepy carrots, designing monsters and building pumpkin launchers.

The newsletter can be viewed HERE!

Happy Fall,

Mrs. Sharp

Zilker Librarian

 

Coming Soon… Zilker Library MakerSpace!

What is a MakerSpace?

A MakerSpace is essentially a place to make stuff! Most projects and activities students participate in will be tied to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEAM (all that plus Art).
There are some truly amazing picture books that can be used with extension activities, but MakerSpace can also involve center-type activities geared towards student interest.

So…how can I help?

We need your stuff! If you have craft items, old tools, etc. that you don’t need anymore, send them to the library! Have organizational supplies you’re not using (crates, boxes, plastic drawers, shoe boxes, etc.)…send them to the library! Below are some items that we can definitely use, but this is not an exhaustive list.

Material List

* Colored or brown paper lunch sacks
* Plastic spoons
* Masking tape
* Craft and art supplies
* Junk/recycling (cardboard, foil, plastic bottles)
* Sewing materials
* Batteries (AA, AAA, D)
* Glue guns/glue gun sticks
* Duct tape/masking tape
* Acrylic paint
* Jewelry making materials
* Legos/Lincoln Logs
* Knitting materials
* Origami supplies
* Straws
* Popsicle sticks
* String/yarn
* Table top puzzles
* Toothpicks
* Modeling clay
* Rainbow Loom supplies
* Dowel rods
* Rubberbands
* Beads
* Coffee filters
* Index cards
* Plastic cups (SOLO cups) and small paper cups
* Nuts, bolts, washers
* Zip ties
* Flat head/Phillip’s Head screwdrivers