Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Welcome to the 2011-2012 School Year!

Yippee! Today is the first day of school. I spent the past two weeks preparing the library for this special day. I hope my students find the library inviting and comfortable. Here's to another year spent exploring, learning, and reading.

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The graphic novel section will NEVER look this neat again. It is the most circulated section.

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Elephant and Piggie took over the READER section.

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Mr. Schu's Reading Road Trip


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Frankie Pickle's Road Trip

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Owly's Road Trip

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Back-to-school display

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Two Libraries One Voice


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Read a Super Book

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Mr. Schu's toys

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Dav Pilkey's characters

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Peter Brown is visiting my library on September 6.


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New picture books

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A view of the library

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Another view of the library

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Okay, one more view of the library.

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Bluestem Book Award Gallery

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I advertise books and library services around the building.


The library was updated two years ago.

22 comments:

  1. Everything looks wonderful, John. Have a fabulous year!

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  2. What kind of printer do you have John? And what is your budget for toner? HaHa! Love this post. So inspirational.

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  3. Bravo. You are truly an inspiration to teachers and librarians throughout the world. Keep up the great work.

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  4. Wow you have inspired me! What a great library! Thanks for sharing your advertizing ideas: I am going to follow your lead.

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  5. Kids love my Captain Underpants blow up doll, but I love your Pilkey display! From a bookstore?

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I have been a Media Specialist for 18 years and this has given me a few new ideas! I wish you an awesome school year.

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  7. Fantastic! Have a great year!

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  8. Happy First Day of School, Mr. Schu! My favorite thing HAS to be the urinal-read-a-book signs. You need to get a female teacher to hang signs in the girls bathrooms too! That is BRILLIANT.

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  9. Incredible and inspiring! Your kids are so so lucky to have you and your talents!

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  10. I love your library! It looks so fun! I'm an Assistant Librarian in the Youth Department of a public library and I want to replicate some of these ideas!

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  11. That's it! I'm moving to Naperville and enrolling my kids! I mean, where else can you get a cool refreshing drink from the fountain while reading about When Life Gives You O.J.? Hey, is that an orange juice fountain? Doesn't matter... I'm sold.

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I have a lot of work to do! I put the new graphic novels out and they were gone in two days!

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  13. Thank you for your feedback! :) :)

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  14. @Erica - I'm glad you spotted O.J.

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  15. Wowsa. Wowsa. Wowsa! I must come see this in person! This is awesome!!

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  16. Oh man, it's not often I want to go back to school...but I gotta say, Mr Schu, I want to be at your school. Happy Belated Birthday.

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  17. Where do you get all your fabulous cut-outs and posters?

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  18. @MJ email me at mrschureads@gmail.com

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  19. WOW! Mr. Schu - Lucky student readers, who visit with you.

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  20. Nice job utilizing your wall space! Where do you get your ideas? I would also like to know where you get your awesome cutouts and posters. :)

    I am a children's librarian at a public library and I am always looking for new ideas.

    - Kim

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  21. Book suggestions in the bathroom even? LOVE it!

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  22. I see QR codes on some of your posters. Do you have the technology to allow kids to check out and place holds using the codes?

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