Greetings from Blessed Sacrament Library!

This year we have all been adjusting to many changes in our library, with a new library management system, and with Mrs. Casanova’s assignment now being with the Pre-Kindergartners, rather than working as our library assistant.   However, as George S. Patton reminds us, we “accept the challenges so that [we] can feel the exhilaration of victory.” With an emphasis on shining our light, this school year has had a beautiful brilliance so far.

As the spring semester really roars into action, our students in third through sixth grades have been reading and voting for their favorite book on the 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award list. We all now anxiously wait to see which book will win the Texas Bluebonnet Award for 2018 and the release of the 2019-2020 Bluebonnet Award List.  Those books, along with others aimed for students in the sixth through eighth grades on the Lonestar Reading List will be some of the hot items at our spring Scholastic Book Fair in early May. Before then we will enjoy more stories that speak to our Gospel values and monthly virtues. In March we will learn more about persistence and fortitude with the many wonderful books about Women’s History, such as Brave Girl by Michelle Markel.  In April, we will celebrate the peace that comes with forgiveness in books like Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman.

With so much ahead, I hope you will pray for us, and for the success of our students and their continued love of reading.  We will all continue to pray for all of you, Our Blessed Parish Friends and Family!

Many blessings,

Mrs. Lela Reyes   
School Librarian