Congratulations to 5th grader Julia R. for being this month's library raffle winner! Julia will receive a $10 gift card to spend at {pages} a bookstore
Congratulations to Chloe B. and Kate A. for having their bookmark designs chosen from the Manhattan Beach branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system! Chloe received 1st Place in the 3rd-5th grade category and Kate received 2nd Place in the K-2nd grade category. They will be honored at a Manhattan Beach City Council Meeting ceremony on December 18th. The celebration continues afterwards at the library with gift bags of treats, Barnes & Noble gift cards, and 50 copies of their bookmark design to share with friends and family.
Two third grade boys looking for books on Destiny and discovering they're lost ...

Boy 1: [sigh] Some people just don't respect books.
Boy 2: [nodding] Yeah, I know!

Although I lament the fact the books are lost, I couldn't help but smile at their conversation. It warms my heart that there are students who are very protective of books and our library.