What are Banned Books? Books that have been removed from schools or libraries.
Why are books banned? The top three reasons for banned books are as follows:
1. The material was considered to be “sexually explicit.”
2. The material contained “offensive language.”
3. The material was “unsuited for any age group.”
Why do we have Banned Books Week? Founded in 1982 and celebrated annually during the last week in September, it is an awareness campaign for the Freedom to Read.
How can you participate in Banned Books Week?
Many local libraries will be participating in Banned Books Week by either holding programs or creating displays. The Buckman Library will have a display where you can learn about and check out a variety of banned books in our library.
Volunteers are the most important resource a school community can have. Volunteers that assist in daily routines (checking in books, checking out books, shelving, repairing or other special projects) are essential to the one-to-one time the Library Media Specialist can have with individual students. For those daily routine jobs (we handle 1,500 - 2,000 books a month!), we hope to have a weekly or bi-weekly commitment to keep the library running smoothly. Thank you for understanding that consistency in volunteering is greatly appreciated to help create routines and expectations with students, other volunteers and the staff.
If a weekly (or bi-weekly) time or day works for you, please sign up!
Thank you for being part of this amazing community of learners (and readers!)
How many quotes from Roald Dahl books do you know? Help celebrate this amazing author's (would have been) 100th birthday, September 13th 2016. Take the quiz!
Welcome to 2016-2017 Buckman Bears!
UPDATE! WE HAVE BEEN FUNDED FOR OUR FIRST 8 CHAIRS (of 33 needed)... THANK YOU GENEROUS BUCKMAN COMMUNITY AND LOOK FOR MORE UPDATES!
Hi Friends of Buckman Library,
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom request.
With New Chairs We Can...Read, Wriggle And Focus Together!
Give to my classroom by May 27, 2016 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code LIFTOFF during checkout and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100)!
In return, you'll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.
Thank you so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my students, please pass this along!
In celebration of Mo Willems final Elephant and Piggie book
"The Thank You Book," we are celebrating
all week with activities in the library!
Who will you thank?
No renewals after May 27th
ALL BOOKS AND FINES DUE Wed. JUNE 8th
The Multnomah County Library summer reading promotion will happen in students library class May 30th - June 3rd.
The MCL summer reading program starts June 17th!
Summer reading is free and students have the chance to win t-shirts, other prizes and a chance at the Grad Prize drawing for a trip for four to Great Wolf Lodge waterpark!
The mission of SUN is to empower low income and homeless children through education and enrichment activities.
SUN schools are located throughout Multnomah County, and serve as an extended day program with exciting classes such as "Let's Read Math," "Earth Helpers" and Tae Kwon Do.
Impact NW's Buckman Elementary SUN program needs your help to raise funds for scholarships to those who would greatly benefit from participating, but cannot afford to do so.
I am personally taking myself and my bicycle around the Northwest to help advocate for this amazing cause. 500 miles in 8 days for $5,500!!!
Help me reach this goal so that 78 more kids can participate in this program for a brighter future!!!
Library Media Specialist
Art Show & Sell
Elephant & Piggie
Global Due Date
Portland Art Museum
School Library Month