It's been a great year here in the library! We checked out 18,970 items this school year. The most popular categories were comics and picture books with the easy reader Biscuit and the Little Pup in a three way tie for most checked out book (27 times!) Look at the infographic to see the most popular books in each category and more details (click to enlarge). The books will be enjoying a well-earned rest on their shelves this summer, but they'll be ready for even more circulations in the fall!
The votes are tallied for the third annual picture book character vote! We read our kindergarten through second grade classes books with Otis the tractor, Martha the talking dog, Osbert the penguin, Bear from A Visitor for Bear, and Anatole the happiest mouse in France. It was a close competition, but one character emerged victorious in the end...
Congratulatory high five!
Congratulations Osbert! It's the second time that a penguin was in the running and the second time that a penguin has won. They appear to be very popular with MCDS students!
Previous winners Tacky and Olive passing the crown on to Osbert and congratulating him.
Osbert was crowned during a ceremony in the dragon room and is eager to start his summer as reigning picture book character champion! As usual, for his fabulous prize he will be winning the chance to go on vacation with members of the MCDS community this summer. He is a seasoned traveler and enjoys going all over the globe. He has also told me that he would love to explore the Bay Area more if anyone is willing to take him to see the sights in the area. Whatever you are doing this summer, Osbert would love to join you!
Osbert plans his summer travels.
If you would like to participate, it's easy! Just print out a picture of Osbert and take your picture with him this summer. Then send the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org I will collect the images for a display of Osbert's travels in the dragon room. Forgot to print out Osbert before your trip? No problem! Download the png version of Osbert and easily add him to your vacation photos. If you're unsure how to do this, you can always e-mail me the Osbert-less photos and I can add some extra penguins to them for you.
Click below to download a version of Osbert to print out at home