Over 50 Muggles came out for our first annual Harry Potter Trivia Contest on June 5! The Team Who Must Not Be Named won overall, with the Bezoars and the Dumbledorks tied for 2nd place. Prizes and refreshments were part of this fun event, and we look forward to next year's contest!◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
Family Reading Night was a success!
We had another incredibly successful District-Wide Family Reading Night. It could not have happened without a LOT of people contributing in a lot of different areas. Including all those here to work or volunteer, it looks like we had almost 500 people in attendance Friday night!
After our guest speaker, families were invited to participate in 15 different stations, including a book swap, sphero robots, Minecraft coding, Breakout boxes and African drumming, exploring musical Makerspaces with two public librarians, and singing karaoke! Live music was provided by HMS students. 250 earbuds were given away, over 600 treats were consumed and 16 amazing door prizes were raffled off. Hundreds of books were swapped or purchased, and we were able to raise about $155 for Buffalo's Music is Art.
This event would not have been successful without the efforts of MANY people... the HMS FRN Committee, the HCSD Librarians, the generous HMS PTSA, teachers and staff from all the buildings, administration, custodians, volunteers, parents, students, businesses that donated, families that attended... the list is quite long. Thanks to everyone that helped in some fashion. Your efforts are appreciated!
◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊We had an awesome year of reading, but sadly, we had to say goodbye to the trophy! Pioneer Middle School will be hosting our 3rd Annual Multi-District competition in April of 2019. The titles have been chosen, but won't be revealed until January! Stay tuned, and consider participating in the public library's Battle this summer!◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
Interested in coding? Want to see what it’s like? Stop in the library to try out our Finch Robot thanks to a grant we received. We’ll be using Scratch and Snap programs to code. Check out our 14 Maker Space kits! See you in the library!◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
31st ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRThe 31sth Annual Scholastic Book Fair was a success, despite the snow day!Thanks to all that supported/shopped/helped out.