Good morning and welcome back to the library page.
I pray that all of you are well and observing all the necessary actions as we navigate through "uncharted waters".
Here is a prayer for protection as we face this current challenge:
You always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus' pain
while remaining steadfast in faith.
Oh Loving mother, you know what we need,
we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son, Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died.
Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others
and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon Himself our
sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Remember to read, read, read.
There are many excellent web sites to visit that can enhance your learning at home.
God bless you all.
The 2019 Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming!
Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair
Snow Much to Read
Set up for the book fair is Thursday (10/17) and Friday (10/18).
The book fair schedule:
The online book fair runs from 10/13 - 10/26
The book fair hours:
Monday (10/21) through Thursday (10/24) 8am-4pm
Friday (10/25) 8am-3pm
Please check out our homepage for lots of valuable information
Digital Payment Option: Book Fair e-Wallet
Students can shop the fair cash-free. Visit our book fair home page to learn more and to create an account.
Pack-It-Up-For-Packard Book Drive
Once again we will work with Mrs. Suzie Lorenzi and Lucca Lorenzi to purchase books for the children's hospital. The hospital's Wish List will be available. The Class that contributes the most books will earn a book for the classroom library and a treat from Mrs. Lorenzi.
Students will receive a "ticket" for each book they purchase. They then write their name and grade on the ticket and place it in the bag nearest to the displayed book of their choice. The drawing will be held Friday morning (10/25).
Thank you for supporting Our Lady of Mercy School Library.
Please plan to visit the Scholastic Spring 2019 Book Fair in the school library.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday - No School
Tuesday - 8am - 4pm
Wednesday - 8am - 4pm
Thursday - 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
On line purchasing is available now through the end of the book fair.
Check our book fair home page for more information including the new way to pay e-wallet.
The fall 2018 Scholastic book fair is here!
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here's what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
1. Set the example; Let children see you read.
2. Have a collection of books in you home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
3. Support our school's book fair. Allow your children to have help select their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair at Our Lady of Mercy School Library and on line.
Theme: Enchanted Forest: Let Your Imagination Grow!
Visit the book fair Monday Through Friday (10/22 - 10/26).
The hours are Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 4 PM; Friday 8 AM - 3 PM
If you are unable to attend the Book Fair in person or you want to browse an expanded selection of books, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.
The online book fair begins Wednesday (10/17) and runs through Tuesday (10/30).
Suzie Lorenzi's son, Lucca, is conducting a book drive to benefit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital-Stanford, as part of his Pack It Up For Packard Service Project. The story corner at the new hospital needs new books. Also, the hospital would like to send each patient home with a new book. Buy a book at the book fair and donate it. Not only does the hospital benefit, but so does OLM's library. All proceeds from the book fair go towards buying new books for the OLM library. There will be a wish list for the hospital at the book fair, or you can simply buy a book for your age group that you think a patient might enjoy. Wish list books will stock the hospital's story corner, and other books purchased will be given to patients to take home. Thank you for helping to pay it forward!
Please check out Our Lady of Mercy School's Book Fair home page:
All purchases benefit our school.
It's Advent. The beginning of a new liturgical year and time to view the Nativity scenes on display in the library. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to look at the many different Nativity and Holy Family scenes that I have placed around the library.
Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read!
Round up your families for the Fall 2017 theme! Head on out to Our Lady of Mercy School's library for this fall’s Wild West Book Fair: Saddle up and read! Round up your families and make your way to the reading frontier, where readers are wanted and adventure awaits in books galore from Scholastic and other popular publishers!
The Fall 2017 Scholastic Book Fair runs from Tuesday October 17th through Friday, October 20.
The book fair hours are as follows:
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Online shopping will be available from October 11 through October 24.
Please check out the book fair home page.
Successful Book Fair!
Thank you to all who supported the Scholastic Spring 2017 Book Fair. It was wonderful to see so many of the Our Lady of Mercy School family stop by the library during the book fair. About 1,400 books went home with students, family, faculty, staff and friends of OLM School.
Thanks to all who donated book fair books to the library. Our young readers truly benefit from your generosity.
Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who shared their time volunteering before, during, and after the book fair. Your help is greatly appreciated.
I especially want to thank Mrs. Janie Schuesler for sharing her time, talents, and treasure as she serves as book fair chairperson. She does a wonderful job.
Dear Parents and Families:
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are.
Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: March 13 – March 17
Shopping hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00am to 4:00pm; Fri 8:00am to 3:00pm
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person or you would like to browse more books, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair.
Our Online Fair is available from March 6th to March 21st.
Please visit our book fair home page.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
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Welcome to the holy season of Advent.
I invite you to browse the library and see all the Nativity scenes on display. Students are counting them and answering a question regarding Advent and Christmas.
The fall 2016 Scholastic Book Fair was a true success. It was wonderful to see so many of Our Lady of Mercy School family visit the book fair. Thank you for helping us reach and surpass our goal of selling 1,200 books. We actually sold 1,366 book. Good job!
Thanks to all who participated in our book fair contests and activities. Congratulations to all the winners!
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped before, during, and after the book fair. It takes many hands and hours of work for the book fairs to succeed. Thank you especially to Mrs. Janie Schuesler who has done and continues to do an amazing job as Scholastic Book Fair Chairperson.
Remember, the on-line Scholastic Book Fair continues through this week.
Hi! I'm Theresa Poole. Welcome to Mrs. Poole's Library Blog. I have been with Our Lady of Mercy School since 1997. My first assignment was teaching second grade. After a few years I taught kindergarten, which I taught for six years.