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Kids!!! Guess what?? Phil Bildner!

September 11, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Phil Bildner started a YouTube channel! Here’s his first video, but I highly recommend that you go to You Tube at home (with your parent’s permission) and subscribe to his channel!

Check out reminders!

August 29, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Welcome back to the library!  I know everyone is dying to check out, so lets do it!  Watch this video for a few pointers, since you may have forgotten over the break.

This video is best viewed full screen on high quality.

Summer Reading Opportunities!

May 14, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Round Rock ISD has put together a great summer reading program this year.  Come read free e-books on MyON and other great places! School name is Old Town Elementary, username and password is s123456 where the numbers are your child’s student number.  More info and the printable reading log can be found here: RRISD Summer Reading

It’s a classic for a reason!  Run, don’t walk, to Round Rock Public Library for their fabulous summer reading program.  Books, prizes, events, galore!  Click here for more info: Fizz! Boom! Read!

Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program as well! Students can read and earn free books. More info can be found here:  Barnes and Noble

Swing on by Half Price Books this summer and check out their summer reading program!  Click here for more info: Half Price Books

New Bluebonnets!

May 8, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Attention 5th Graders!

April 28, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Here are some great resources for your middle school reading at Walsh!

Mackin Book Talk has a short summary of all 20 titles on the Lonestar List


I put together a YouTube playlist with a few of the trailers on the list!

Student library survey

April 24, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Make your library better by taking the library survey!

We love libraries <3

April 4, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

April is National Library Month! In celebration, we are doing 3 things at Old Town.

Stop Motion

Show your library some love!  Make a stop motion video about the library, and if we like it, we will show it on KTEX!  Send me an email at [email protected] with the link to your video any time before the end of April.

Library Card

Show us your Public Library Card and get a free book from Mrs. Rabe’s stash of free books!  Don’t have a public library card?  Ask your parents to get one!

Old Town <3′s Libraries!









Sign your name to the board and show your library love!



I Survived!!!!! You get to pick the next topic!

February 21, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

I Survived #9 cover

Straight from the Scholastic website in their feature section called On My Mind:

“The sense of shared humanity that follows global disasters is only one reason why the I SURVIVED series by Lauren Tarshis is opening the door to important conversations – conversations with second, third, and fourth graders about the compelling stories that both captivate them and bring history to life with every book. Seeing history through firsthand accounts is energizing kids’ imaginations and broadening their understandings of the past.

From the destruction of Pompeii (book coming September 2014) to the Japanese Tsunami of 2011, I SURVIVED explores current affairs as well as the historical disasters that shape our present. Author Lauren Tarshis does extensive research for each book, but they don’t read like your average history lesson: book after book, the series has kids on the edge of their seats. It’s no wonder that I SURVIVED is approaching more than 7.8 million books in print and digital formats!

And now, there’s huge news: kids can pick the topic of the next I SURVIVED book!

Scholastic and Lauren Tarshis are asking readers to choose the setting of our next survival story from three exciting choices:

The Winter at Valley Forge, 1777
The Great Chicago Fire, 1871
The Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

Send your kids, students, and favorite young readers to www.scholastic.com/isurvived to take the poll and weigh in on the next book! While they’re there, they can take the Survival Skills quiz, check out the disaster area, and read up on the whole series.”

Comment below and let me know which choice you voted for.  I will randomly select a winner to receive a free copy of a book from the I Survived series!

Good Luck!  Mrs. Rabe


Battle of the Bluebonnets!

February 17, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Are you ready??

Battle Ad

Enter the Wonder Contest!

January 10, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

I’m able to take only 45 kids with me on a VERY SPECIAL field trip to go see the author of Wonder, R.J. Palacio, speak on February 10th during the school day. If you read the book Wonder and you really liked it and want to be a part of this great opportunity, come to the library or click here for a form today.

Interested students must have read the book Wonder and be in grades 3-5. To be considered, complete one of two short projects: Either a well-written paragraph stating how the book was meaningful to you and if you liked the book, or a short 1 minute video with you talking about how the book was meaningful to you and if you liked the book.

For more information and the rubric, visit eBackpack today!