Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy Memorial Day!

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I have lots of library-related updates.

Library Renaming: 

First of all, some of you may have noticed the plaque outside the library door. Our library's official name is now "The Iris Feldman Library" named after a librarian who spent her whole career (1969-2002) at Lawrence School! Ms. Feldman passed away last March and several staff members and I petitioned the School Committee to rename the library in her honor.

Author visit: 

On June 3 students in grades 2 - 5 will visit with author Jacqueline Davies! This visit is thanks to the generous support of the PTO. Ms. Davies has written The Lemonade War series along with several picture books (Panda Pants, The House Takes a Vacation, Tricking the Tallyman, and The Boy Who Drew Birds). We have been reading her books and preparing for a fun and informative visit with a professional author!

End of the Year Book Return Schedule:

All students must return their library books by Friday, June 14. Younger students will get a colorful reminder bookmark in the last book they borrow the week of June 3. 

Please gather up those books and return them so that I can prepare the library for the summer and ultimately for the 2019-20 school year. If a book is lost, please contact me at for the cost to replace the book. 

We can only maintain our terrific collection if students return their books and pay to replace those that have been lost. At the moment more than 1000 books are borrowed. We circulate 30,000 books each school year!

Thanks for your help with this! 

Summer reading:

Summer reading recommendations from the PSB school librarians are now posted here:

All books are readily available at our terrific public libraries, the Boston Public Library branches and at our local bookstores. More to come about summer reading. There are some titles specific to Lawrence School which will also soon be posted (especially for grades 5 - 8).