If you want to be a successful student, don’t let summer be a break from reading! There is a positive link between the amount of independent reading children do and their success in school. Research shows that kids who never crack open a book during the summer often fall begin in reading –the “summer slide”– while kids who read maintain or improve their reading & learning skills!
All forms are due to Ms. Johnston before September 1st to receive prizes.
The library is closing March 1st for construction. Thanks to the EPS School Bond, Ida Freeman is getting a brand new media center that will double as a storm shelter for the entire school! The old library space will be converted to STEM classrooms. The new space will be revealed at the beginning of the 18-19 school year.
In preparation for the library closing, we have partnered with the Edmond branch of Metropolitan Library System to highlight online resources that can be accessed at home. Ida has also purchased additional online resources such as Capstone eBooks, PebbleGo database, & Fact Cite database. For more information or questions, contact the library.
Librarians helping one another!
We are were able to raise $2,500 from our Fall Book Fair to help a previous Ida Freeman teacher, Serena Coles, and her new school!!! She recently moved to Houston and her new school, Lemm Elementary in the Klein ISD, was severely damaged by the hurricane. Lemm Elementary will be able to use the funds raised to purchase new books, classroom furniture, and decor.
Bushels for Books Program
Ida Freeman was selected to be a part of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation & the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Bushel for Books program! Bushel for Books program seeks to provide accurate and current agriculture books in Oklahoma schools. Local farmers and co-ops have donated part of their wheat crops to help fund the donations in hopes that it will inspire future farmers.
Thank you for the books! It will be an excellent addition to our library for both teachers and students to learn more about agriculture!
Chief Ricks Retirement
Citizens Bank donated over $1,000 to the Ida Freeman Library in honor of the retirement of Police Chief Bob Ricks. They also donated a basket of Police themed books! Thank you Citizens bank for the donation! Thank you Chief Ricks for your service to Edmond and your time as a Rotary Reader at Ida Freeman!