I love the public library! Not only can I check out hundreds of hard copy books, but e-books as well. Recently I discovered the ability to save books to a list and then put them all on hold at the same time. And next year at this time, I can repeat the process with the books already placed on that list. What a genius plan that saved me tons of time. So I began two lists: Back to school read-alouds and Books about books and reading. Looking forward to picking up giant stacks of books. Thank you public libraries.
Last year, to build a "coolness" quality into using public libraries, I started a Library Card Club. We drew a Mo Willems Pigeon, added a speech bubble that said, "Pigeon wants a Library Card, " and then when students brought their library card to school, I took their picture and added it to the bulletin board. I wish I had a picture to share.
Click here for the letter I sent out about the Library Card Club.