Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Another Great Start!

So happy to have the students back in the library again!  The books are flying off the shelves, and Reading Counts is moving full steam ahead!

This year, pirates have invaded the library! 

Here's a sneak peek at some of our new books.

We have kicked off our Pizza Hut Book It! Program once again!  The Book It! Program is all about turning kids who read because they have to, into kids who read because they WANT to.  Through Book It!, your child has the opportunity to earn a certificate for a free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut by filling out the calendar that was sent home, and by meeting the monthly reading goals that were set.  Return this calendar to the library at the end of the month to receive this certificate.  There is no purchase necessary.  HAPPY READING!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Still Here

Yes, I'm still alive and reading....of course!  Just wanted to give you a quick update.
*We just wrapped up our One School, One Book, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.  It was a HUGE hit!  I loved hearing the kids shout out the answers to the daily trivia!
*Due to the contest I'm running (see below), the library computers are always busy!
*New books!!!  The "book sniffer" has been very happy lately!  Thanks to the generosity of the HEF (Hudsonville Education Foundation), our library has been awarded $125 to purchase books to add to the Easy Reader section of the library.  Thank you HEF!!  I'll post pictures later.

LIBRARY NEWS………unnamed WARM UP TO READING COUNTS!…… Does a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows sound good to you?   Then, get reading!  From Feb. 22 – March 4 Mrs. Fellows will treat 10 students from each grade (3-5) that pass the most RC quizzes (chapter books only).  * YUMMY HOT CHOCOLATE WITH MRS. FELLOWS ONTHURSDAY, MARCH 10!   **You MUST take/pass quizzes that are in, or around your reading level.**   This only counts for books read this year.  : )

Keep Reading
~Mrs. Fellows~

Friday, November 7, 2014



I am overwhelmed at the amount of students that brought in pumpkins!  Thank you so much Alward families!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lots of stuff going on....

In my spare time (ha ha ha) I thought it would be fun to do a Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  I stumbled across some really cute ideas while I was on Pinterest, I just couldn't resist!

Here are the basics:

Paint and decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character and win a prize!  Prize will be a party with food involved....hmmm, gotcha thinking, don't I? 

About the contest
    • The purpose is to celebrate reading and to have fun.
    • This project is completely optional. Participation is not required.
Contest Rules
    • Pumpkins must represent a favorite book character.  
    • On the entry form you must have the title and author of the book written on the form.
    • Get the book information first before even starting to decorate the pumpkin. 
    • Absolutely no real carved pumpkins.   Foam pumpkins found at craft stores are encouraged, those can be carved.  (Real pumpkins will quickly rot)
    • To decorate you can use paper, glue, paint, markers, pipe cleaners, fabric, or other craft items on the pumpkin. 
    • Let your creativity soar!

Contest Dates
    • Pumpkins may be turned in to the library from Mon. Oct. 20 to Wed. Oct. 29.
    • Judging will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30.
    • Pumpkins may be picked up, and taken home on Oct. 30.
Click these links for the rules and the form - 

Last week I had the unfortunate task of talking to all the students about Book Care, again.  I typically talk about this at the beginning of the school year only, but the books are being returned to the library in horrible condition.  Sticky, dirty, full of crumbs, you name it.  I could really use your help at home reminding them to take care of the books, ultimately it's their responsibility.  If you'd like to purchase some gallon sized ziplock bags for your child's book, that might be a good solution also.

And finally......NEW BOOKS!  These are a few of the books that have been added to our library, they are waiting to be checked out!

Keep Reading ~ Mrs. Fellows

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Exciting news for Reading Counts!

Scholastic Reading Counts has an App for our school iPads!!!  We're so excited to get that on our iPads, kids are taking quizzes like crazy now!  A big thanks to Mr. Ski and Mrs. Ploeg for helping with that process, we couldn't have done it without them.

The Pizza Hut Book It! calendars will be coming home with your students on Monday, Sept. 29.  Please help them keep track of the minutes they are reading at home.

A big shout out goes to Mrs. Szymanski's Pre-K class, every student brought back their library book today! Way to go!

Keep Reading ~
Mrs. Fellows

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here I Am!!!

Hello again!  I'm back in the library, busy giving awesome books to amazing students!  We've had almost every single class come to the library at least one time (K-LL and K-F will be in tomorrow), some classes have even been in a couple of times.
Reading Counts is off and running, I even have one student who has reached his 1 million word goal already!!!  Our theme this year is "Reading Gives You Super Powers", feel free to check out Spiderman "hanging" out in the library, the students love him!
I've been reading Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won to some of the classes, we are loving it!
I think everyone should take a peek at this book, it's sure to make you smile :)
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions at

Keep Reading ~ Mrs. Fellows

Monday, June 2, 2014

Reading Counts Winners

Today we had our Reading Counts party, students came to the Media Center for an ice cream sundae party.  Thank you to all the amazing PTC volunteers for helping to put this together, the students loved it.  I'd like to give a special thanks to Julie O. for working with me this year, I'm so excited she agreed to help me again next year!

The following students won a Gift Card to either Barnes and Noble, or Target.
Sophia D. & TJ T. from 3-O.
Stella B., Megan K., Jennifer M., Alec S., Mason T., and Andrew V. from 3-VS.
Josie C., Kaitlin C., Addison L., Spencer S., Jordyn V., and Jace V. from 3-VW.
Shelby F. & Jacob K. from 4-D.
Nick B., Aubrey C., and Shaylee P. from 4-H.
Claire B., Aidan B., Emma G., Chad K., Mikayla M., Libby N., Caden R., Bryn R., Kaylee S., and Isaiah V. from 4-S.
Maddie A. and Norah M. from 5-BO.
Noelle D., Jada D., Emily G., Lauren N., Will N., Heath R., and Ally W. from 5-BU.
Dante K., Keaton M., Brynne O., Alec S., and Whitney V. from 5-K.
Nook HD Winners
Trey C. from 3-VW.
Chloe C. from 4-S.
Yasmin F. from 5-K.

Great job!
Keep Reading
 ~ Mrs. Fellows~