Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer Reading!!!

The I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
 is VERY popular! You can find many of these
titles at the HPL.
We 'survived' another year...

Let the fun summer reading begin!!

HCS encourages all of our readers to keep reading...and we think the best place is at
the Homewood Public Library!

Sign up for their summer reading!
Visit their programs!! (Including July 6th Edgewood Elementary Night at HPL...Lego Breakout Program!!)

Hang on to your certificate and bring it to the Library 
in August...we will put you on our
Readers' Wall of Fame!

And don't forget to stop by Edgewood during the summer and visit our new Little Free Library. Located by the gym doors, this community library allows you to share your personal books and get new reads. Leave a book...take a book. Now you have access to books 24/7!
Thank you to Miss Sloderbeck and the 5th Grade Enrichment Team for designing the LFL and to parent John Petrella for building it and to Dave Garrison for installing it. We are so excited about this awesome new resource!!

Watch @edgewoodbooks on Instagram for reading suggestions throughout the summer!

Happy Reading!
Mrs. Woodruff

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Add A Replacement Book to Our Library!

This year we are doing a twist on our annual
Add a Book to the Library program.
Instead of presenting 300 NEW books that we would like to add to our library...we have 300+ new REPLACEMENT copies of our favorite library books!
REPLACE A Book 2017!

During Fine Arts Week, Monday March 20-Thursday March 23, students can select one of these books to donate to the Library. Classes have a 'shopping' during school or families can look during our Fine Arts Nights on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Students must have a permission slip to select a book; then a notice is with the price of the book is sent home with the student; when the book is paid for, we process the new library book including the student's name on a bookplate as the donor; and then the student gets to be the first person to checkout our NEW old book! Book prices range from $18 to $25 with most around $22.
This voluntary activity is a great way to support our school and all of our readers. And our twist this year will insure that there are copies of our favorites for our new readers for years to come.

Please contact me if you have any questions...

Click here if you need a permission form...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Author (Illustrator) Day 2017

On Thursday, March 9, we will spend the Day in the Life of
Eileen Christelow!!!

Order forms for
her autographed books
go home Friday, January 27,
or you can click

Please return the form and payment by Friday, February 3.

Friday, December 2, 2016


There are so many good books in this world...nobody has time to waste reading a bad book! But how do you find a good one? In our ongoing effort to match readers and books, we are now using YouTube! Look at our YouTube channel, Edgewood Books, to find short video book reviews. They are kind of like "unboxing" videos except we "unshelve" books to see what is inside them. The list of videos is growing as well as the format...I'm hoping to get students involved! Check them out!

Friday, September 30, 2016

October is Digital Citizenship Awareness Month

During October, Homewood City Schools highlight 
Digital Citizenship. 
Going home in the student's folder is a booklet titled Net Cetera. 
This is a resource for parents to facilitate family discussion about manners and safety online. Included with the booklet is a flyer with some suggested activities. 
When your child completes at least one of the activities, 
they should bring the signed portion to the Library. 
From October 3-20, classes will be discussing smart online practices 
and we hope you will also share with your child ways they can 
be the best Digital Citizen that they can be.
For more information, please check these sites:

Homewood City Schools District website Parents and Students Technology 
       (Here you will find our BYOD policy as well as other guidelines.)
Net Cetera (This is the booklet sent home with each student.)
Common Sense Media (This site offers parents MUCH information!)