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2018 GSD Elementary Design Challenge Winners

Congratulations to our design challenge winners! These were chosen from 1,668 entries. Each of our four winners will get to pick out $250 worth of books for their school library and have their design featured on our Ubuntu poster that will be hung up in all 63 of our elementary school libraries. Principle 1 – …

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2018-2019 Elementary Library Yearly Theme: Ubuntu

Introduction For the 2018-2019 school year, our libraries will be encouraged to implement the ubuntu philosophy in the libraries by teaching and modeling four core principles. They are, Be curious Be considerate of the needs of others Create a reading community Leave the library better than you found it Each school will be encouraged to …

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2017-2018 Top Circulating Library Titles in Granite School District

In the 2017-2018 school year, students and staff in Granite School District checked out nearly 1.7 million items from school libraries. Just as last year, we’ve compiled and analyzed this circulation data to determine the most popular book titles in the district, both overall and among new books published in 2017-2018. 2017-2018 Top Titles Interactive …

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OverDrive: ‘Big Library Read’ + What’s New | October 2017

Secondary Big Library Read October 12-26, 2017 This fall OverDrive is once again sponsoring the “Big Library Read,” a promotion in which we receive unlimited access to a special title for simultaneous, district-wide reading. From October 12-26, 2017, all secondary students and staff members can check out and read The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett …

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Granite Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Book Lists

What Is Battle of the Books? Throughout the school year, 3rd-6th grade students in Granite School District are encouraged to read as many books as they can from these lists. Students who read at least five of the books by January will be able to create teams and compete in school level competitions. Once schools …

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Library Spotlight: Beginning the Year Displays

During the first week of school, Granite’s elementary media clerks gathered in small groups for professional development sessions held at five different elementary school libraries in the district. In this setting they were able to collaborate with other clerks who work in library spaces of the same or similar design, exploring the spaces to gain …

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By the Book: Maria Bucio, Diamond Ridge Elementary

Maria has been a made clerk at Diamond Ridge Elementary for one year, where she works with Leslie Benson. What books are currently on your nightstand? Royal Brides by Traci Hunter Abramson, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by A.B. Keuser, and The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen What was the last great book you read? …

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