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2530 Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Apr 21, 2016 Springfield Ball Charter is celebrating National Poem In Your Pocket Day! Students caught with a poem in their pocket receive a "poetry star" that they can spend at the school store. For a little bit of history about Poem in your Pocket Day, click the link below! https://www.poets.
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Book Spine Poetry

Apr 15, 2016 April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, students have been making "book spine poems" during their library visits. Here are some highlights!
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Research with the Lego League

Dec 23, 2013 I recently go the opportunity to introduce this great little group to the Dewey Decimal System and how to research in the library. They are studying natural disasters, with an emphasis on tornadoes, and how people do rescue and recovery and construction once a natural disaster has taken place...
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Favorite Winter Books

Dec 5, 2013 I have always felt the best way to warm up during the cold winter months is with a good book! There are so many wonderful children's books with a cold-weather theme, many of which are currently on display at the library! Over the next few weeks, I will reading some of my favorites and will be
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Getting ready for Reader's Choice

Nov 12, 2013 Just a few photos of some of our kiddos enjoying books for the Illinois Reader's Choice program.
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Getting ready for our author visit!

Mar 30, 2012 Children's book author Aaron Reynolds will be visiting SBCS on April 12! We have been having so much fun reading his books and creating artwork inspired by his illustrations! Here are some photos of middle level students listening to a read-aloud of Chicks and Salsa by student Ernexia Drake.
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SBCS Library 2012 so far...

Feb 7, 2012 Just a few fun photos of students enjoying our library and book fair. :-)
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Reading is Fundamental!

Nov 16, 2011 SBCS once again participated in the Reading is Fundamental program this year. Free books were distributed to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! Please visit the website below for more information about this amazing program! http://www.rif.org/
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