This week in the library was all about looking after our shelves, with the help of Shelf Elf (aka Skoob).
Ever read the Grimm Brothers The Elves and the Shoemaker & wondered what happened to those two little elves who were ever so helpful & generous?
Turns out, one went North to help his cousin make toys (that one was Skeeter). The other moved into a library to help keep it in order - our very own Skoob.
In Jackie Mims Hopkins Shelf Elf, we learn all about how to return books we don't wish to check out, in a way that not only helps books stay in good condition but also in good shelf order so that the next person can find what they're looking for.
Thanks to our handy shelf markers -
And some examples of very poor shelving ....
Students were able to see just how important it is to care & respect for our precious books.
Next week, we're taking another childhood staple - Goldilocks & the Three Bears & looking at a revised version to help us learn the art of choosing just the right book. Stay tuned!
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