Mary Cooper Library

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May 5: The 2017-2018 Soda Float List is Here!

Copies will be distributed to 3rd and 4th graders very soon!

Soda Float

Mummy Cat is the winner of the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award!
Mummy Cat book cover

This was the Thornton Creek top vote-getter too!

May 16: Washington Childrens Choice Picture Book Award ... the voting continues!

WCCPBA voting

April 10: Chess in the Library, thanks to Donors Choose Grant!

February 2: Love is in the air!

Valentines Display

December 16: Beanbag chairs were delivered to the library. And it was pajama day! The two go hand-in-hand. 
beanbag chairs

December 1:
Casework (temporary?) was installed recently.
Some of it may be replaced (fit and edges are questionable) but this gives an idea of the shelving "look."
library casework

library casework fiction

November 7:    Some of the new OPACs/library catalog iPad units were installed. The catalog can be searched at wall mount iPads at various locations around the library. The brightness of the screen still needs to be adjusted.

OPAC wall mount       Moving shelves
Perimeter shelving was removed in preparation for new, taller shelving to be installed. 

October 29: The Mary Cooper Library sign is installed! 
Mary Coper Library

We also have a rug in the reading nook, though additional finish work is needed on the wood. We have been learning how to work in the space. It's cool!

Reading Nook

October 26: Book drop and display case appear complete! Kids enjoy sitting on the brightly colored, blocky tabourets.

 bench and windows            Display case 

Bright colors

October 6: Our library is looking a little spooky! Isaac B. made the bats!

Halloween at the library

In spring 2016, students shared memories of our old library space.
The cards are on display in our library! Can you find yours?

Old School Memories

September 27: Window shade switches installed!
shade switch    library shades to west

September 17: Moving artwork signage created by Thornton Creek students.
Thanks to Steve Hirt, the artist who created our
Mary Cooper Library door and the school entry sign.
moving the artwork

September 14: Kids in our library--even if construction is not complete!
new library with students

We have a circulation desk!
It's not finished, but it's progress!
new circulation desk

library circ area     library entrylibrary under construction  

Past Links of the Moment, 2016-2017

Find a poem for your pocket here (April 27).

Adult community members: 

Come hear Poet and Poet Educator 
Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 
in the Commons. 
Janet is a well-known author and educator on the topic of poetry as a vehicle for teaching social justice. It will be an hour well- spent! Join us!

Congratulations to the 
Knights of the Bookshelf! After a close In-School Global Reading Challenge, this team of 4th and 5th graders advances to the Semi-Final Round on March 6 at the Central Library (SPL).
Thanks to Erica for a great Challenge!The Global Reading Challenge In-School Challenge is Tuesday, February 14!

Best wishes to all our hardworking and dedicated teams! 

The Chapter Champions
The Book Peeps
The Reading Rhinos
Reading Royalty
Knights of the Bookshelf
Les Unicornes
The Seattle Superstars
The Page-Turning Peacocks

Groundhog Day, February 2, 2017

How often is Punxsutawney Phil correct? Click here to see a data analysis.

Click on the photo to see the live stream of the groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

January is Dental Awareness Month and February is Oral Hygiene Awarness Month.Try this Quiz about tooth care from the American Dental Association!

Book It Theatre: Goin' Someplace Special January 19, 2017

Hour of Code
-- Celebrate Computer Science Education Week in our library with library sessions devoted to coding puzzles! 
Check out 
More of What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night!

Check out the Dino Directory to find out 
more about the dinosaurs.
5th Graders have been visiting Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEightsite to access interactive maps and graphics about the electoral map.

Mummy Cat
 by Marcus Ewert is a book with two stories. And a WCCPBA nominee! Read more about mummies at the British Museum.

Black lives matter to Seattle. 

Looking for a book to open discussions of racial justice and inequality?
Try one of these lists. Most of these books are available in the Mary Cooper Library.

Hennepin County Library List

Skokie Library List

Public Resources
For math lovers
Find a Book
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