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Springfield, IL 62703

BOGO 2018 Book fair Volunteers Needed!

Sep 11, 2017 Please consider volunteering for a shift (or two!) at this year's BOGO Book Fair! The dates will be Monday, May 21--Friday, May 25. Volunteers receive $6 credit toward a book! Follow the link to sign up for a particular slot. If you can't click on the link, please copy and paste into your browser. Thanks! https://www.signupgenius. READ MORE

Donor's Choose Project

Mar 2, 2017 Hello!  I have launched a Donor's Choose project to get Illinois State Award books for the library!  Funds from the recent books fairs were able to purchase some of the books on the list, but we still need a few more to be able to offer all of the titles.  The Monarch, Bluestem, and Rebecca Caudill Awards are Illinois-based books awards. READ MORE

Read and Roll Program with Skateland South

Jan 11, 2017 This winter, SBCS is teaming up with Skateland South in Springfield, IL. to offer an awesome reading incentive program! For ever 3 books a students reads, they will be eligible for a free pass to Skateland South. What better way to incorporate fitness and reading during these cold winter months! For more information, please feel free to email me at asaia@sps186.org. https://www.skatelandsouth.com/

What did you READ this summer?

Aug 18, 2016 When the school year starts, sometimes it's difficult to get kiddos back into reading. Because despite our best intentions and efforts, "summer slide" is a real problem. To get our students excited about reading again for the school year, I like to share a list of all the books I read over the summer. (Think of it as a sort of "conversation starter" for literacy). READ MORE

"It takes a lot of bravery to be kind": NPR interview with Kate DiCamillo

Aug 18, 2016 There are few authors who are able to reach a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and learning levels as Kate DiCamillo. She is the beloved author of many of our students' favorite books, and one of my personal favorites. Over the summer, she gave an interview on the NPR program All Things Considered after her newest novel, Raymie Nightingale, was released. She speaks about the book, but also about the nature of characters, kindness, and family dynamics. Enjoy! http://www.npr. READ MORE

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.org/academy-american-poets/programs/national-poem-your-pocket-day

First-Ever Winter Book Fair!!!!

Nov 23, 2015 This year, for the first time ever, SBCS is hosting a winter book fair! This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while supporting the school library at the same time! All proceeds go to purchasing new books for SBCS library. The actual book fair runs Dec. 7-Dec. 11, but you can shop online now through Dec. 13! http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/springfieldballchtrsch1 Also, I am always looking for volunteers to help run the fair. READ MORE

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10! Pre-order at the Book Fair!

Sep 21, 2015 This year's fall Scholastic Book Fair has an exciting opportunity for you to pre-order the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10-Old School, due for release on November 3, 2015. The special paperback edition is only $8.99! We will also be selling raffle tickets for a book basket, valued at $100! All proceeds go to purchasing books for the SBCS Library!

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