Welcome back Towslee students and families and welcome to our NEW Library!!
We worked really hard over the Summer to update the Library to create more space and make it more comfortable and user friendly. We have newly painted walls, more organized shelving, cafe-style reading spaced, new furniture and the beginnings of our new MakerSpace!!!
Take a look at some of the changes we have made......
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And speaking of the MakerSpace, we are in the process of stocking up and will roll out the program soon. What is a MakerSpace? A MakerSpace is a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent, tinker and learn. It is a growing trend among schools and is really being met with great enthusiasm all over. We plan to have students utilize the "space" either during Library times, before and after school as well as any other time the Library has open times during the school day. MakerSpaces are typically STEM-based. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. The key to a successful MakerSpace is getting everyone excited about the opportunity to learn new things through exploration. Another key to success is keeping the program stocked through donations. Virtually nothing is garbage. If you have anything you would like to donate (old craft items, remote controls, old tools, building items, etc.), we'd appreciate arranging to get them here. In addition, we will be purchasing several STEM-based kits for the students to work with.
First Month's Theme will be Popsicle Stick Projects and we would love donations of:
Popsicle/craft sticks, Plastic Spoons, Gumdrops, Hotwheel cars, Rubberbands and Marshmallows
Important Book Fair Dates for this year!!
September 9, 2016 - Special morning sale for Grandparent's Day
October 4-7, 2016 - Fall Book Fair (also open in the morning on October 7th during Donuts with Dads)
March 7-10, 2017 - Spring Book Fair
May 5, 2017 - BOGO book sale (open all day as well as during Mornings with Moms)