We had a great month reading and re-reading the animal books in our library, and as we wrap up our Fabulous 590s, we consider, Was it a success? Every book we booktalked was checked out and some now have multiple holds on them. We filled our wall with student recommendations. Students crowded around our 590s section and left our shelves depleted. But the real questions in my mind are these: Will students choose nonfiction books for leisure reading in the future? Will they continue to check out these excellent books in the months ahead? Will the current enthusiasm build into a life-long love for some students?
Here's hoping the answers are Yes!
Two weeks into the event, our shelves are looking bare.