October was a fun-filled month of festivities and fall celebration in the Durham Media Center. Early in the month, volunteer Beverly Powers offered her talents to create a chalk art backdrop for the Spooky Books Photo Booth. The artwork added to the fun of checking out books from October’s “Spooky Books” display which featured classic authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker and more contemporary favorites like R.L. Stine and Alvin Schwartz. During the week of Halloween, trivia questions about several of the featured titles were presented to students via the morning news. Five correct answers were drawn daily, and those lucky students won brand new paperback books that the media center had earned from last spring’s Scholastic Book Fair sales.
In addition to the festive activities in the media center, Media Specialist Erin Baker collaborated with classroom teachers in Reading, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education to bring the following lessons to Durham students: Science Fiction Genre Journey, Biomes Research Project using Cobb Digital Library, The Ins and Outs of Destiny, and Social Studies Current Events in Europe. For faculty and staff, Mrs. Baker offered an early morning training opportunity on Destiny and Cobb Digital Library that was geared specifically to teachers’ classroom instructional needs. Also during the month of October, select students were honored at a Breakfast of Champions. Be sure to check out the hallway bulletin board display, created by Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Webb, highlighting many of those honorees. Lastly, student members of the Library Media Committee had their first meeting and began work on several different library promotional projects they will be working on over the next several weeks. The group is a collection of 35 awesome Durham students from across grade levels who will definitely impact the success of Durham’s library media program this year.
Whew! What a month! There’s no telling what November holds . . . . Did somebody say Mockingjay?
Photo Booth Fun!