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Welcome to the Birnham Woods Library!

Librarian
Sheri McDonald
832-663-4213


Library Hours are Monday - Friday 7:20 am - 3:00 pm.










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S.Q.U.I.R.T.
 
The BWE Library is open
each morning
from 7:20-7:45 a.m. for
 
S.Q.U.I.R.T.
Super  Quiet  
 Un - Interrupted
Reading  Time
 
Kindergarten - Mondays
Grade 2 - Tuesdays
Grade 3 - Wednesdays
Grade 4 - Thursdays
Grade 1 - Fridays

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BWE Book Fairs
  
During the 2016-2017 school year, the library will host two Scholastic Book Fairs.  Funds and books earned during the book fair will assist the library in special programs and author visits.
Both Book Fairs will offer online as well as on site shopping.  Click on the Book Fairs button for additional information about two weeks before each fair.

Save the Date!
Our Fall Book Fair will be held November 10-17, 2016.

Our Spring Book Fair will be held February 24-March 2, 2017.


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Bulldog BINGO
Students in Kinder - 4th
grade are invited to pick up a   Bulldog BINGO Reading Card at the BWE Library.  

To participate, readers choose squares from the Bulldog BINGO Card and select books to read and enjoy for each category listed.

 Readers will record their books on the Bulldog BINGO Title form and ask for a parent to sign each title on the form.   

For each BINGO row completed (horizontal, vertical or diagonal), Bulldog readers can bring the BINGO card to the library to earn a bookmark and tickets for the Book Fair Free Book drawings in November and February.
 
BINGO cards will be reviewed and awarded only during library visits.
Note: book titles can only be used for one gameboard square and must represent the category selected to receive credit.
Bulldog-o-poly will begin October 3, 2016
and end February 3, 2017.
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Read Five and Then Decide!

    Students in 3rd and 4th grade     are invited to participate in the
2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Reading Program.
The Texas Bluebonnet Reading Program encourages students to choose at least five books from the current Texas Bluebonnet Reading List created by the
Texas Library Association.  
 
To view the current
Texas Bluebonnet Reading
list, visit TLA at
 
Students who read at least five books before the end of January 2016 will be eligible to vote for their favorite book
January 23-27, 2017.

For each Texas Bluebonnet Nominee read, 3rd and 4th graders will ask for parent signatures on the Individual Tracking Charts or on the Bulldog BINGO Card.

Note:  Readers who decide to read more than 18 of the current Texas Bluebonnet Nominees will be honored  in April on announcements.

Read Five and Then Decide!




H.J. Ralles
H.J. Ralles Returns to BWE

The BWE Library is honored to host local author and educator, H.J. Ralles again this school year.  H.J. Ralles will share her
writing process with our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students and engage students in pre-writing activities that will foster future writing experiences in the classroom.

Second Grade - "Introduction to Poetry" - September 2016
Fourth Grade - "Introduction to Expository Writing" - January 2017
Third Grade - "Introduction to Science Fiction" - May 2017

Order forms will be made available for students that
wish to purchase one of her books.  
For more information about H.J. Ralles and her
books, please visit www.hjralles.com.




LIBRARY EVENTS - 2015-2016

September 21-23   Author H.J. Ralles presents writing workshop to 2nd grade
October 10-14    BWE Reading Week  
Celebrate Reading by participating in Reading Week 2017

October 10-14 "Read For a Better Life" Gently Used Book Drive - bring gently used books you would like to donate to the library during Reading Week.

October 10-14 - Storybook Pumpkin Patch - for this family project, decorate a pumpkin to represent your favorite storybook character.
 
October 10 - "Hats Off to Reading!" - wear your favorite hat and bring $1 to donate to the
Heavenly Hats Foundation.  

October 14 - "Storybook Character Parade" - celebrate the end of Reading Week 2017 by dressing as your favorite storybook character.
 

 
November 10-17 - Scholastic Book Fair - evening shopping November 10th and Veteran's Day shopping after parade and program November 11th.
January 11-13 - Author H.J. Ralles presents writing workshop to 4th grade
January 23-27 - Bluebonnet Voting for 3rd & 4th graders

Feburary 3 - Last day to participate in Bulldog BINGO Reading Program
February 24-March 2 - Scholastic Book Fair - evening shopping February 28
April 3 - Last day for 3rd and 4th graders to turn in Bluebonnet Individual
Tracking Charts
May 17-19 - Author H. J. Ralles presents writing workshop for 3rd grade
Note:  Dates may change during the
year based on campus needs.  





BWE Library Schedule
WEEK A
Monday
Houghton
Forbes
Houghton
Hersche
(storytime in the classroom)
Tuesday
Flores
McKnight
Rodriguez
Guess
Smiedala
Wednesday
Landrum
Lozano
Buck
Croy
Adamson
Vickery
Dover
Russell
Thursday
Randall
Pardue
Luc
C obb
Loxterman
Hogue
Shepard
Willett
Friday
Roberts
Watkins
Inglet
Jones
Aselin

Library Visits on WEEK A
Library Visits on WEEK B
August 22-August 26
September 6-9
September 19-23
October 3-7
Octboer 17-21
October 31-November 4
November 14-18    BOOK FAIR
No classes for Book Fair - just shoppers
November 28-December 2
December 12-16
January 9-13
January 23-27
February 6-10
February 20-24
February 27-March 3  BOOK FAIR
No classes for Book Fair - just shoppers  
March 20-24
April 3-7
April 17-21
May 1-5 Check Out Only
May 10-12 Last Book Checkout
All Books Due May 15
August 29-September 2
September 12-16
September 26-30
October 10-14
October 24-28
November 7-11   
November 14-18  BOOK FAIR
No classes for Book Fair - just shoppers
December 5-9
January 17-20
January 19-22
January 30 - February 3
February 13-17
February 27-March 3 BOOK FAIR
No classes for Book Fair - just shoppers
March 6-10   
March 27-31
April 10-13
April 24-28
May 1-5  Check Out Only
May 10-12  Last Book Checkout
All Books Due May 15


BWE Library Schedule
WEEK B
Monday
Houghton
Forbes
Houghton
Hersche
(storytime in the classroom)
Tuesday
Sunday
Lyons
Hagan
St essel
Rankin
Hobbs
Dunn
Ford
Wednesday
Pease/Carter
St. Clair
Kincaid
Fosson
Mauk
Plowman

Thursday
Wooldridge
Skinner
Castillo
Topper
Karas
Miller
Polzin
Friday
Hayden
Arnst
Rucker
Hep worth
Lawrence




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  HELP NEEDED

The BWE Library is always looking for volunteers!  Please visit the volunteer link above to fill out     your CISD volunteer forms!
Then email or call the library for information on how you can help.  
The BWE Library has a variety of jobs to choose from and a flexible schedule that allows you to volunteer when it works best for you!  
Join the BWE Library Volunteer team and help us make the    
BWE Library the "Best Place to Read"!


 

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