• LMC

     Welcome to the Library Media Center,

    a place for reading & learning.


    Kelly Frederick, Library Media Specialist

                              kfrederick@usd259.net,  316-973-5800

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    Join us to celebrate all things Poetry

    during National Poetry Month.

    "National Poetry Month each April is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives" (Academy of American Poets @ poets.org).

    Click on the logo above to go to "30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month," or come into the LMC to find books of poems, ideas for writing poetry, ideas for celebrating poetry, and an opportunity to contribute a verse to the Wall of Poetry @ the Library.

    • The Coffee House:  Open Mic @ the Library ~ Tuesday, April 24th
    • Poem in Your Pocket Day ~ Thursday, April 26th
    • Poetry Stations: an opportunity to play with words and poetry ~ Library Lessons in April


Library Links

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    KS State Library


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    Read Brightly - a GREAT site for book ideas!



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Patron Picks

  • poets

      Our Favorites

    Mrs. Frederick:  "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning, "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poets Walt Whitman, Ted Kooser, Billy Collins and Gwendolyn Brooks.


    Read ICT

    Yes, Wichitans read ~ a lot!  Read ICT is the Wichita Eagle's 2018 challenge to read more and varied books. "This challenge is meant to inspire and encourage," according to the article by Suzanne Perez Tobias.

    Panthers read a lot as well, so we have a special challenge just for you!  Here's a link to a challenge log sheet, or you may pick one up in the LMC.  Don't forget to come in to pick up a button for books read!




Panther Book Squad

  • Author Visit:  Brad McLelland


    co-author of Legends of the Lost Causes with Louis Sylvester

    7th Graders have been reading & discussing Legends of the Lost Causes, and enjoyed a visit by the author on April 6th. McLelland was animated & interesting, and during signing, we had lots of fun with the theme of the Old West.



    Dr. Seuss' Birthday & Read Across America


    6th graders enjoyed "story time" in the LMC, and

    Panther Book Squad members read to kindergarten & 1st grade classes @ Lawrence Elementary School. 

    Panther Book Squad

    ... intelligent ... bookworms ... diverse ... awesome ... smartie

     ... courageous ... nerds ... fascinating ... catastrophic ... awesome

     ... extravagant ... fascinating ... words ... candid ...


    Battle of the Books

    Team members - time is ticking! How many of your books have you read?  Remember the rules:  Only 1 checked out at a time. 2 week checkout without renewal.   We have many of the BOB titles in stock.  Come by the LMC to check out books and read NOW!!


    Author Visits

    The Panther Book Squad is so pleased to have met these wonderful authors! 


    Alane Adams, author of the Legends of Orkney series


    Alex Gino, author of George


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    Check out our new Author Signatures wall in the LMC!