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What’s New in the Parmley Library?

If you haven’t been to the library lately, then you are missing out.

Grant Books on historical figures, biographies, and Texas

In the past two weeks, we have received around four hundred new books.  Ms. Hernandez and I have been getting the books out on on the shelves as quickly as possible.

So, let’s learn a little about our new books shall we?  The first set of books is about half of our grant books from the Willis Education Foundation.  I’ll be honest, I got emotional when we got awarded the grant because I was so passionate about getting in new biographies and historical books for our students.  I really wanted to focus on introducing our students to books that push them to think about others and the impact they have on our lives today.  These new books are some graphic novels of pop and music icons, famous people, and a new collection on Texas History.  We also received a large collection called Freedom’s Promise.  This collection focuses the lesser known stories and perspectives of historical activists.  While this is not all we are receiving (half the order is still waiting to ship), you can tell from the picture we got quite a bit in on the first round.

The lastest Dog Man book

We also received a large number of books from Scholastic.  Most of these books are books we have heard students request during library visits or completed series and collections.  We did order six new copies of the newest Dog Man Fetch-22 and it is already off the shelf.  On top of that, we also got a bunch of New Fly Guy books, the Owl Diaries series, Pete the Cat, and the Do Not Take Your Dragon series for our younger readers.    On top of that, I am super excited to tell everyone that we ordered the Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robots books.  These are high interest readers for some of our younger readers written by Dav Pilkey.  In this last order, we got a nice mix of upper and lower level readers to meet the needs of all of our readers.

One last note about the library.  We have so many students that ask for Lego and Fly Guy books that we are currently going through our shelves to pull these books and place them together on our series/popular books section.  Please excuse us as we make this change to help students be more successful in finding books.

If you have book requests, please fill out the form here.