Saturday, July 21, 2012

Multnomah County Summer Reading!

I hope you've been tracking all your summer reading on your Multnomah County Summer Reading game card and turning in your card periodically for prizes.

If you've lost your card you can just go into any branch and tell them you go to the Gresham Barlow schools and they'll be able to get you all fixed up!

I think the free Timbers game just happened or is coming right up, right?  What prizes have you won so far? Anyone going to have a free t-shirt by the end?  I have mine!   Leave a note in the comments!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Author Jack Gantos!

Wow, got to meet another great writer-- Jack Gantos while in New York City!  Check out his books if you haven't already!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Today we focus on America and celebrate all the glories of the United States, and America is, without question, a great country.  But if you asked people from other countries  around the world what the greatest country is, they're like to answer with the name of THEIR very own country, just like we do.  Can we ALL have the best country?  I think so, and I like to learn about other peoples' countries and cultures through books.

If you'd like to learn more about other cultures and countries in your reading this summer, here is a great list of fiction books compiled by author Mitali Perkins that you might want to explore.  She has several books of her own, too.  You can find those listed HERE.

Enjoy, and Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Yippee - We're getting some prizes!

Hey, I got great news yesterday.  The Stephen and Melinda Gates Foundation (and the real Gates Foundation, too) is supporting our program with a grant to purchase some incentives - certificates, pencils and bookmarks.  So there will be some prizes to give out in the fall!  Yahoo, and a huge thanks to and The Gates Foundation!!