The Librarian's Corner


march Corner

What can I say, we are getting ready for March Madness in the Library. We have had a generous donation by Sue Barnes of Door Dash so that we can provide athletic equipment and science learning kits to Banta students. Students have been voting on 16 books which distill down to the elite eight, final four, and then top two! The top two left in our book tournament are Holes and Dogman. Who will win? The final day to vote is this Friday. The winners for our raffle will be announced by March 4th.

We also have had a volunteer in the library, Mrs. Bella Diaz who has been sorting, shelving, weeding, and checking out books to some of our older kids. Thank you so much for your help as we are grateful. If you are ever interested in helping in the library feel free to contact me at [email protected].

In April we will bring yoga story time to Mrs. Robinson’s class, Debbie Wolski of Village Yoga Center in Modesto will be coming to share her wealth of knowledge and we will read a yoga picture book as well as color some mandalas. Details to follow as this program will happen later on in the spring. April is also poetry month, so stop by if you have a favorite poem to share

Our fabulous canines will finish out the school year by visiting our 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Five of our furry friends just made a visit to the kindergarten classes on 2.22.22 and boy did everyone have fun.

We are excited about our library expansion and have been in the process of ordering new books. If students have any books in particular that they would like to see in the collection, please come and write them in the black notebook on my desk.

This month’s book review: How to Catch a Leprechaun

In this zany, creative book targeted at grades K-3, a leprechaun is trying to escape as no one can trap him. Kids try all kinds of things from mousetraps, string in a shoebox, unicorn slingshots, walnut crackers, nets, iron cages, and the like. It is a silly read with images that will delight both children and adults for St. Patrick’s day. Pick up a copy at your local library today.

Dr. McDaniel