A new interest has popped up in our classroom today as the students created and designed their own library system! Several students worked together to write books, design library cards, and decide how their library would be run. They decided, after several discussions, that people would get a new library card each time they checked out a book. The library card would show a picture of the cover so that you would always know what books you have at home. If you check out two books, naturally you would need two library cards.
They also decided that to belong to this library you need to pay a membership fee. “This library is trying to make money so you have to pay”. Thankfully, you only have to pay this fee once and then you can come back as many times as you would like.
The pre-k library even got a special visit from Ms. Bednar, WT’s librarian extraordinaire. She was able to view the pre-k library in all it’s glory and even got to check out a book. While this may sound like an easy task, it can be quite difficult to check out the book of your liking due to a finicky scanner. If it beeps while scanning your book that could mean that the book is ripped or “inspired” and would need to be fixed before it can be checked out. Luckily, they can put the expired or “inspired” book in a special machine that can mend them.
So if you are looking for a good read, and don’t mind the initial membership fee, visit our library on your next visit to Pre-K! Just keep your fingers crossed that your book makes it through the gauntlet that is the borrowing process.