Library Lover's Month
The Smith Media Center celebrated February is Library Lover's month with decorations, bookmarks, and a fun contest.
On February 24, students had a chance to "Go on a Blind Date with a Library Book." All month, students entered the drawing to be chosen to check out one of the mystery books.
Mrs. Chatel took books that Smith staff and students love and wrapped them up with the help of her lunch volunteers.
Only 42 lucky students were chosen to participate, and each hour, Mrs. Chatel called students to the media center over the PA.
March is Reading Month
During the month of March, to encourage students to read, Mrs. Chatel has chosen a day each week where students will "Drop Everything And Read" (DEAR) for 15 minutes, no matter what class they are in. Students must have a book or an eBook on an eReader/iPad, not on a phone. Please check the weekly calendar for dates and times.
The media center will also be doing a display called "Show Us Your Shelfie." Students are encouraged to take "selfies" with a book or stack of books that they love. These photos can be submitted to Mrs. Chatel's email or to the media center Instagram account @smithmediacenter. The photos will be displayed in the media center for everyone to see and to get book recommendations. Please encourage your child to participate in this celebration of reading.
Finally, Smith staff members will have special tickets to give to students that they "catch" reading during the month of March. Tickets should be brought to the media center. These students will be entered in the "Caught You Reading" drawing for prizes at the end of the month.
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.