ALL GRADES: All grade levels listened to the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Nominees Gaston, by Kelly DiPucc51wQtSGbdHL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_hio;  If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur, by Linda Bailey; and The Girl Who Would Not Brush Her Hair, by Kate Bernheimer. We discussed library rules, and how to take very good care of library books. Students were reminded that one of the BEST WAYS to make sure library books are protected is to ALWAYS keep them in your backpack when you aren’t reading them. This not only helps to protect them from wind and rain, little brothers and sisters, or anything else that might damage them, but also ensures that our books will always make their way back to school.


This month the Garfield Elementary Library is sponsoring a Pumpkin Design Contest.  Children are invited to decorate a pumpkin as a favorite children’s book character.  Paint it, dress it, accessorize it, but NO CARVING! See the link below for rules if you did not receive them or need another copy.

One entry per child.  Registration is required.  You may register by filling out a registration form and submitting it, along with a photo of your pumpkin, to the library.  Send your photos to the library starting October 5th and ending on the 22nd.

The top ten pumpkins will be chosen and displayed in the library. The winners will be announced promptly and displayed in the case in the hallway.  First, second, and third place winners will receive prize ribbons.

So start decorating!  We hope to see a lot of creative pumpkins in our contest.  To get inspired stop by the library to see the Lorax, Lily, and Origami Yoda pumpkins, or do an internet search for “Book Character Pumpkin Contest.”

Happy decorating!

Pumpkin Design Contest Rules



Make digital stories completely free with MyStorybook.com! This is a great resource for all grades, K-5!


National Bullying Prevention Month

Disability Awareness Month

National Go On a Field Trip Month

Earth Science Week (Oct. 11-17)

Kids Care Week (Oct. 25-31)

World Octopus Day (Oct. 8)

Silly Sayings Day( Oct. 13)

Dictionary Day (Oct. 16)

TV Talk Show Host Day (Oct. 23)

Halloween (Oct. 31)


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