“In Iceland, books are exchanged on Christmas Eve, and and you spend the rest of the night reading. People generally take their books to bed along with some chocolate. How cozy and wonderful does that sound?
(More fun facts: Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country, and new books are typically published only during the Christmas season—the frenzy is called Jolabokaflod, or the Christmas Book Flood.)”
“The Christmas Book Flood: A Beloved Icelandic Tradition.”
Iceland Writers Retreat, 28 Oct. 2016,
Hunting for some good books for holiday presents?
If you volunteer at Tarver-Rendon or another school, you are invited to their Warehouse BOGO Sale coming up December 5-15. You can get $10 off a $100 purchase if you register on their website and print the coupon out. This is a great time to get books for kids and adults at ½ off the normal price. Here’s the link: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/
The library is open from 7:30-3:30 each day. All classes visit weekly for instruction and checkout. Students may also utilize our Open Check Out program which allows them the flexibility to visit the library individually on a more frequent basis. Students in kindergarten and 1st grade may have one book checked out at a time. Students in 2nd-4th grades may check out two books at a time. All books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed on an as-needed basis. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come to the library before and/or after school to check out additional books for their children.
Please visit the library website HERE for more information and great reading websites.