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Library Newsletter

  HBE Library Connection

March–May 2022

Mrs. Hubbard— Librarian

Events: National Poetry Contest Due by April 20, 2022

          Epic Reading Challenge Rewards--March 31, 2022

Genre of the Month

Poetry:  Books in the poetry genre contain words that follow a rhythm or structure, and sometimes rhyme.  They are designed to evoke emotion and thought.



Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Inspiring Quotes


“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” – Kate DiCamillo


Reading Tips

Make the most of reading aloud with children.

  1. Have fun and enjoy reading together. Smile, relax and focus on your child.

  2. Pick interesting topics. Reread favorites. Borrow a variety of library books.

  3. Read with enthusiasm and expression. Change your voice, volume and tempo.

  4. Pause to talk about the story, words, and pictures. Encourage conversations.

  5. Check for understanding. Ask and answer questions; explain new concepts.

  6. When your child reads, be positive and patient. Appreciate your child's effort.

Have you read with a child today?

It’s the most important 20 minutes of your day!

(Reading Foundation)

Author’s Corner

Shel Silverstein was a poet and musician known for children’s books such as 'The Giving Tree' and 'Where the Sidewalk Ends.'


Besides being wildly popular, The Giving Tree is one of the most discussed children’s books of all time. Featuring a boy and a tree, the plot centers on both characters growing up and the boy having less and less time for the tree but more and more need for what the tree can give him.