Books…and Snowflakes…in the Library? Check Out These Fun Contests!

Our students really enjoy going to the library with school Librarian Ms. Chris. Aside from the hundreds of books to check out, Ms. Chris has some fun contests going on!

Ms. Chris says she has held monthly contests in the library since the beginning of the school year. The contest information is displayed in the library in a frame near Ms. Chris’s desk. Ms. Chris tells classes about the contest when they come in. Parents and students, on their own, are welcome to stop in at the library to check out the latest contest and take part in it.

Here is the December contest (and below that information are the details and winners of November’s contest).

December Library Contest

Ms. Chris’s library “Let it Snow – Snowflake Contest” is currently underway.

Do you want to participate? Here is how.

Students are asked to bring in a homemade snowflake, made out of whatever materials they have handy. Every student who brings one in will have their name put into a drawing to win a $5 book of their choice from Scholastic! Winners will be announced when we return from Winter Break.

We will decorate the library with the snowflakes, so be sure to stop by and see our students’ beautiful creations!

We have the winners from November’s Library Contest!

This November, the contest was “Guess How Many Books are in our Library”! 

We are happy to announce the winners!  First grade student Andrew H. came in first place with  a guess of 15,789 books. In second place guessing 15,715 books is fourth grade student Gabriel H. Fifth grade student Aiden S. came in third place with 15,111 books. Fifth grade student Josephine J. is the fourth place winner with a guess of 14,696 books.

“They all had incredibly close guesses,” says Ms. Chris.

So do you want to know the actual number of books we have in the library? The actual number is 16,723 books!

 But, according to Ms. Chris, that number is likely to increase soon.

“Of course, this number changes daily with the addition of new books.”

Ms. Chris would like to give a big and special thank you to Josephine, who actually did the math to find out how many books are in the library. Ms. Chris says she counted the average number of books per shelf as well as the number of rows and then multiplied – all without a calculator!

All four Champion guessers were awarded a $5 book of their choice from Scholastic.


A reminder from Ms. Chris:

A reminder to all students and parents: With the rain here and there, please remember to protect your library books in the event of rain. A Ziploc bag or plastic grocery bag can be used to help keep the library books (and any other books) in backpacks safe and dry. Thank you!