Books for Belize- update!

Curious where the books you donated  last year to Belize ended up?  Then check out these pictures on the San Ignacio Public Library’s  Facebook page.  They were  taken on the happy day St. Philip’s alum, Kimberly Miralda and her brother, 6th grader Joseph Spence delivered  the  many boxes of books, videos and literacy resources  they’d   collected during the Books for Belize drive last school year.    The local librarian, the town mayor and a room full of enthusiastic young readers were on hand to receive them.

Kimberly  and  Joseph  started a foundation this summer to continue their philanthropic work in Belize.    If you have books or videos you’re finished with and would  like to  donate to the San Ignacio Public Library,  put them in the box in the Media Center marked “Books for Belize”.  Thank you!

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Got library card?

If you don’t already have a public library card, we encourage you to get one ! Your public library is a goldmine of books, magazines, movies, CDs and free access to computers and the internet.

Did you know that  if you attend school in Newark , you can get a library card from Newark Public Library, even if you don’t live in Newark?  To apply for a Newark Public Library card , just go to the library with your parent or guardian and show them  proof  that you go to school in Newark (for example:  a bill from the school or a report card ) and proof of residency( for example an electricity bill) .   Then start taking advantage  of all the public library has to offer!


Mrs. Buell on T.V.!


and the winner is…

The votes are in.  The Emerald Atlas is the winner of the 2012 St. Philip’s Academy  Book Award!


Searching for earrings…

Students who have been listening to the novel  Poppy, by Avi  during library class–  had  the chance to dissect their own owl pellets last week ! They didn’t find Ragweed’s earring, but look what they did find:

How many book characters can you recognise?

Watch the video below  from Book People Unite and see how many of the book characters you can recognize:


8th Grade Writing Workshop

8th graders wrote poems describing themselves during their recent writing workshop with local poet, Elijah Brown.  These wonderful poems are currently on display on the 4th floor bulletin boards.  Be sure and check them out!