When Will Book Clubs Begin??



I have to admit that it has been so encouraging to hear from students and parents that they are excited for book clubs to begin.  I do not have information for you this week, but it will be coming soon.

We have the Hooked on Books Club for grades 3-5 and the Booked for Recess Club forgrades 1-2.  NEW this year, we will have a book club for our 6th graders.  Clubs will be held during recess on Tuesdays once a month, but we are still working out the scheduling.  Students have the option to find the book at the public library or purchase it on their own.  Parents can also send money through school and Mrs. Susina will place the order and the book will be delivered to school.

I believe our first book clubs will be held in October, so information will be posted about the month’s book selection soon.


Library Classes Begin Week of August 31st


welcome back

The CHAMPS team went around to each classroom (grades 1-5) on Tuesday and Wednesday to welcome everyone back and to introduce or re-introduce ourselves.  It has been so wonderful to see the students back in the building this week!

Just so that you are aware, while most CHAMPS classes started today, I will not see students in the library until next week.  We will be going over the library rules and routines and classes will be allowed to begin checking out books if there is time.  The books are ready for readers!!

Welcome Back and How Do You Do??



Welcome back, everyone! I know that it is a little early as I will not be seeing students until tomorrow, but I wanted to say hello and introduce myself.

My name is Jennifer Susina and I have been the K-12 librarian here at SBPS since 2011, but have been a part of the school community since 2004. I am currently finishing my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest. I will be graduating in January 2016.

I have had the pleasure of sharing what I have been learning in my classes with the students for the last 4 years and it has been such fun! One of the things I missed most this summer was sharing the quality literature I found. This school year, my goal is to continue to emphasize the importance of reading for personal interest and teaching library skills that will aid our students in being successful in the classroom.

There are so many other things to look forward to, as well – book clubs, the Scholastic book fair, author visits, and more. Here’s to a fantastic year of reading!!