The Riverside Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from May 17th through May 26th. This book fair is a great way to support reading by building your home library with quality books at a good price. The book fair also raises money to purchase new materials for the Riverside Library, and is a perfect opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading! Your child will have an opportunity to visit the fair during his/her Library day at school.
Families are invited to attend the Scholastic Book Fair during extended hours. Please visit us:
May 17th through May 26th 12:00-12:45pm
In the evening:
Monday, May 23rd ONLY 3:30pm-7:00pm
AND for our special Bagels and Books event:
Friday, May 20th 8:00-9:00am
Notice anything new in the Riverside courtyard? It is a Little Free Library, generously donated by Embassy Suites! Its purpose is simple: Take a Book, Return a Book. It is a free book exchange. Students have the opportunity to bring a book from home - one that is in good condition but that they don't plan to read again. They leave this book in the Little Free Library, and take another book out of the Little Free Library to read. They will have a chance to do this exchange during Library time if they have brought a book with them (and also weather-permitting!). Just a few things to remember:
- Students exchange only one book at a time.
- The book must be in good condition and appropriate for elementary students.
- Students must check with their parents before bringing in a book.
Using the Little Free Library is not required, but encouraged. We are so excited to continue to build a community of readers at Riverside!
June has arrived! It has been a fun and busy year in the Riverside library. As we ease in to summer, please remember to encourage your children to keep reading! The Columbus Metropolitan Library offers an exciting Summer Reading Club with prizes and events, and there are also programs offered by Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble.
In addition, Riverside will host its first Summer Stories program here at the school. Beginning on June 10th, we will host reading events every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. There will be special visitors and activities for students, and parents are encouraged to stay for a “Coffee and Conversation” session. Our Summer Stories program will end with a celebration on July 22nd.
The library program at Riverside has some exciting opportunities in store for your children this year: