Bryant Library

4th & 5th Graders: Sign Up for Global Reading

We are seeking 4th and 5th graders interested in participating in Seattle Public Library’s Global Reading Challenge. Similar to Battle of the Books, students are placed on teams to share the reading of 10 books vetted by Seattle Public Library. Students glean from wonderful reading and teaming opportunities. The challenge begins on November 1st and ends in early March.

To participate, students must simply agree to read the books and attend the lunch time meetings in library, which usually happen just once per week.

After giving 4th and 5th graders a glimpse of what it means to be a Global Reader, Ms. Aliverti will be distributing this form. Please return to library by Thursday, October 19.


Happy New School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year. I’m excited to see both familiar and new faces at Bryant and look forward to serving you as teacher-librarian. Although working hard over the summer to review new books and other materials so that our Hawks’ brains will soar, I did take time to travel and explore with my family. During my first visit to Paris, I made frequent stops at famous American Bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. Of course, any bookstore with a friendly cat immediately wins me over. Also compelling, their sign reading: “Open door, open book, open mind, open heart.”

As we respond to events happening in our school, community, and world, I’m reminded of how much reading contributes to our empathy and capacity to respond to each other with compassion and kindness. So, I’m going to borrow this wonderful motto for this year and beyond, as we open our minds and hearts together.

A School of Readers

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