Library News

March 2019 Library News

March is finally here-HOORAY! Winter is getting long in the tooth, and what sharp teeth it had! At OSSB, we are glad to see it reaching its end-we are ready for spring!

This year our school had its celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Thursday, February 28th, so that we would not conflict with the Braille Challenge that was scheduled to take place on March 1st. Mrs. Bardon’s High School ELA students went into our elementary classrooms to read Dr. Seuss books.  We of course wore our Cat in the Hat hats, and topped off the celebration with delicious sugar cookies made by our very own OSSB Vocational Home Economics class!

 Our Book Club just finished the book THE WEDNESDAY WARS by Gary D. Schmidt. This was a thought provoking book, and I received some excellent feedback and questions from students about life as a school kid in the 1960’s. Even several of the teachers had memories to share about some of the events covered in the book. The OSSB Book Club will shortly begin its last book of the school year this month.  We will be reading THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly.  This wonderful book is a Newbery Honor book. Eleven-year-old Calpurnia Tate, known as Callie Vee, lives in Central Texas in 1899. She is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from her three older brothers, and forges a strong relationship with her grandfather while studying the natural world, which leads to an important discovery. 

 Soon spring will be entering into the picture. We will be reading about St. Patrick’s Day, the spring (Vernal) Equinox, and baby animals. This year OSSB’s Spring Break will take place the week of March 25-29th, and students will start back to school on Monday, April 1st.  If you are planning on traveling during this break, don’t forget to pack a good book for the whole family to enjoy!

Due to our school year ending upon May 30th, next month’s Library News will cover the months of April and May. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Me, I am happy to speak with you.  I may be reached at or phone 614-468-8857.


Janell Brown
OSSB Librarian