Taking care of your library books

This week we talked about taking care of your library books.

With the first graders,  I found a suggestion  to show the video  “Don’t Let the Pigeon Touch the Books” on YouTube.  I paired it with Mo Williems newest Pigeon book “Pigeon needs a Bath”.  After the video we  discussed things that Pigeon did in the video that would NOT  be taking care of your books.


With the second graders,  we read a rhyming story “At This Very Moment” by Jim Arnosky and then read the rhymes on the  posters that I have posted in the library.  We discussed ways that books might get wet and how to avoid that from happening, gave examples of mistreating the book’s spine, talked about what the word “due” means and when books are due in our library, as well as what to do if you find rips or pages falling out of books.


For more suggestions on how to take care of your library books, check out  Book Care on elementarylibraryroutines .


About SHaberstroh

I'm an Elementary School Librarian, with a Masters in Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. I retired at the end of the school year June 2017.

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