Kindness starts with "Hello" and we are kicking off February with...
Complete at least 20 boxes and bring it to Ms. Rudnick for a prize or free book!
Since November, Ms. Rudnick has been sending home a monthly reading challenge. If you haven't seen January yet.... here it is!
The Buckman Bears 3rd, 4th & 5th graders had an engaging and exciting time getting to meet Chad Trisef. He was funny and very well versed in real life mysteries and solutions! Bravo!
Monday - Friday (12/5 - 12/9) Before and After School!
Kinder, 1st & 2nd Graders: We will read and evaluate the pictures in these books in library this year. You will get to vote on your favorite! Voting will take place in the library during scheduled class times before spring break.
3rd Graders: We will read one of these in library this year.
4th & 5th Graders: Our library has two or three copies of all these books. You have to read (or listen to) two or more to vote for the ORCA's. If you read all the books, there will be a special pizza lunch with Ms. Rudnick in the spring. Forms (below) due by 4/1/17
Voting open March 1st - March 31st, there will be a box in the library.
Upper Elementary Division (Grades 4-5)
El Deafo by Cece Bell
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
By the Grace of Todd by Louise Galveston
Operation Bunny by Sally Gardner
Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz
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.
Library Media Specialist
Art Show & Sell
Children's Choice Awards
Elephant & Piggie
Global Due Date
Monthly Reading Challenge
Portland Art Museum
School Library Month