Comics & Graphic Novels for the School Library

UPDATE: I am so very happy to say that, while I was sitting in a session on grant funding at the Washington Library Media Association Conference, this project funded 100%!

Thank you to Meredith Browand, Kim Waterman, Joey Snoke, Shirley Wall, Herb Walmach, Zoe Ann Gleason, Louise Galassi, Scott Parker-Anderson, Christi Carpenter and an anonymous donor for supporting this project that will put readable books into the hands of older struggling readers and give them the opportunity to experience the joy in reading rather than the frustration.

(Can I get a round of applause for that?)


For those of you that aren’t aware. I went back to work this fall as the school librarian at East Port Orchard Elementary. I inherited a library that is bright and beautiful, but needs a lot of work in the collection department.

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my library at High-Interest Low-Readability Graphic Novels for the Library.

Give to my library by October 4 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thank you so much,

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!!

Coming Soon to the EPO Library…

IMG_9693It’s been awhile since my last post, but I haven’t forgotten about all of you.

In August, I accepted a position as the librarian at East Port Orchard Elementary School.  Since then, I have spent countless hours refreshing the library for my more than 500 students and haven’t found the time to blog… until now.  Actually, this is a celebratory post marking my survival of the first full week of school!  Yea!!

Knowing about how educational funding is tight (or non-existent) my very generous mother donated money to my school to devote to the school library.  I am delighted to say that her money has gone a long way.  We have a beautiful new solar system rug for story-time, some beanbag chairs for comfy reading, a lovely new spinning paperback stand and some colorful posters for the walls.  Additionally, I couldn’t resist buying some of my favorite books from the UK: the Horrible Histories, Horrible Science, Horrible Geography and Murderous Maths series.  I can’t wait to get them processed and circulating among my inquisitive readers!!

Take a look at the flip-o-gram I put together to display the new titles!

Thanks, mom!

(Now go get reading!)