We planned a location for our Little Free Library and we picked the lobby. But then, we decided to change our location. We needed to change the location because no one can get into the lobby during the day. Students can only get in during the A.M. and P.M. when they are arriving or leaving.
Then we figured out more locations like near the library, cafeteria, front hallway, and more. Next, we voted for the hallway section because it has more space and more people to get books and people go by.
Finally, we measured the hallway to see how tall or how long the library is it going to be.
In an earlier blog post you heard about Mrs. Long, owner of a Little Free Library. March 19, 2015 Mrs. Hartman went to Mrs. Long's Library. Look how empty it was! Since we have 1,972 books we donated kids books to the Library. There were only 2 kids books and the rest were adult books. Mrs. Hartman bought a classical guitar book because Mrs. Long plays classical guitar. Mrs. Hartman also left her a note in the book. The donations committee picked out 29 books to donate to Mrs. Long's Library. I hope she likes all the books. Mrs. Hartman put them in on a Friday night and in the morning some were gone! Wow!
Location of Mrs. Long's Little Free Library
First we asked Mr.Youcheff if we could make the Little Free Library official.Then, Mrs.Long came in to tell us about LFLs. We also looked up the top ten reasons to be an official part of the LFL movement on the website.We could become a member of global network.We talked about it.We voted for the LFL sign. We voted metal.We get to go on the map. When we get our LFL plaque we got a packet with a bumper sticker, stickers, book marks, and more and we made it official because for other people to see. In conclusion we made our LFL official to become a member of the global network.
By Dylan & Eden
Our class came up with the idea of us going to classrooms to talk about Book Giving Day and our book drive. Caitlynn, Emily, and Mya volunteered to go to classrooms and talk to the teachers and students about the project. Mrs.Hartman and the class made a script for us to read off of.
Starting February 25th we stared to go into classrooms. We were really shy at first but after we went to the first class and then five others classes, we were pros!!! So then after about twenty four different classes. Before we realized it, we were done.
By: Caitlynn and Emily
Why did we choose to make posters? Because we wanted to get the information out about the Book Drive to the whole school! What information was on the posters? It said: Book Drive! Please bring in books. The reason is we need more books to create a Little Free Library for everyone to take books from.
We have an example:
It also says bring in books before March 20th. What do the posters look like? You can be creative in what design you make. And we put the posters all around the school. That's the progress of making the posters.
By: Ellaina and Haylie
Mrs. Hartman's class searched up Little Free Library's in York. We found a family in York named Mr. and Mrs. Domkoski. We e-mailed them our questions about The Little Free Library. They e-mailed us back and sent a whole lot of pictures of their Library. Some of our questions were: How did you come up with the design? How did you build your Little Free Library? There were more questions too. This is a little bit of there back story. they made the Little Free Library because there son passed away and he loved books. They sent us pictures of their library. Some things we learned were put the Little Free Library near traffic so people can see it. Check the library at least once a week. One thing we liked was they made there Little Free Library roof out of skateboards! After we e-mailed all of our questions we made them thank you notes!
By: Caitlynn and Melanie
These are the e-mails the Domkoskis sent.
Our class seen a poster that said "International Book Giving Day.'' We printed the poster and then a couple days later we wrote a letter to Mr. Youcheff, our principal. On February 18, 2014 Mr. Youcheff came into our classroom to talk about our project for International Book Giving Day. We thought that it was important for children to get books, so we decided to make a NH Little Free Library (LFL), community LFL, create a book drive & donate some of our books to hospitals, dentists' offices, etc. Mr. Youcheff loved our ideas. He questioned us but we had the correct answers. Then it came to the final answer, Does he want to say yes or no? Luckily that day Mr. Youcheff said, ''Yes! I love your ideas and I agree!'' So we started planning!
By: Ja'Nia & Abby
First we started looking at pictures of Little Free Libraries on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We saw some really cool ones like robots, phone booths, and other ideas. Then we drew all our different designs and made labels to show were every thing would be. Each kid got to tell the class about their design. After the first time we voted their were six finalists. The one that we voted on was a castle design. The second place winner was my design witch was a panther. It had orange eyes, was all black, and the doors were inside the mouth. That is how we planned our design for our Little Free Library.