Booking Some New Reads

Librarians Throughout FUSD Participate in Annual Book Claim Party

Shruthi Kumar

Staff Writer

    During each school year, FUSD hosts a book-claim, inviting all of the librarians in the district, from elementary, middle, and high schools.  

    The American High School library carries thousands of books that are provided by popular publishers to spread awareness of newly released stories. This event will enable the school library to add to its collection.

    “It’s going to be really fun, like a party,” librarian Mrs. Do said. “ROP is even catering for this!”

    Dinner will be provided during the book showcase, which will take place on December 12, 2013.

    “It’s kind of funny to see elementary school librarians looking at the same pile of books as high school librarians, but there is just that much variety,” librarian Mrs. DiFranco said.  “Publishers like Scholastic and Chelsea House really go out of their way to give us a lot to choose from.”

    All of these books provided by well-renowned publishers are taken by the fellow librarians to keep at their respective school libraries, enabling students all over the district to use them and become aware of the new assortment of books.

American High’s librarians, Mrs. Do and Mrs. DiFranco look through a few boxes of books sent from Scholastic. The shipments hold a large variety  to cater to all reading levels, from elementary through high school. “It’s a good thing we’re the hosts, because I’ve already got my eye on a couple of books here, and I don’t plan on letting them go!” Mrs. DiFranco said.
American High’s librarians, Mrs. Do and Mrs. DiFranco look through a few boxes of books sent from Scholastic. The shipments hold a large variety to cater to all reading levels, from elementary through high school. “It’s a good thing we’re the hosts, because I’ve already got my eye on a couple of books here, and I don’t plan on letting them go!” Mrs. DiFranco said.

    “I’ve always liked the system, we basically get all sorts of amazing books to add to our collection for free,” Mrs. DiFranco said.  “This book claim is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Since Mrs. Do and I are the hosts this year, we get the lucky first pick.”

    New and popular books are constantly displayed at the front tables near the entrance and librarians’ desks.  The books periodically change, their arrangement based on popularity and whether or not they are recent publications.

    “We like to add to our collection whenever we get the chance,” Mrs. Do said.  “Unfortunately, a lot of damage to books is made annually, and we need to pay to get them fixed or replaced.  This party ensures that our choices will not only stay up to date, but will also remain just as big.”

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