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Second Grade Author-Illustrator Visit, May 17th

Dear Second grade students and Parents,

2016_ShanaCoreyVisit_corey-secret-subwayWe are excited to bring award-winning author, Shana Corey, to our library to speak to our second grade classes on Thursday May 5th, 2016.

Please note, this talk is during school hours and is for the students only but we want to let parents know so they can help their kids get familiar with Shana’s books before the visit.

Before the visit

W e have purchased copies of Shana’s books for each 2nd grade classroom and there are additional copies in the school library.

To make the most out of Shana’s visit2016_ShanaCoreyVisit_players-in-pigtails
• Consider checking out their books from the school or public library.
• Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.

For more information about the author, visit her website  If you have any questions or suggestions for this author visit, please contact our school Librarian, Mr Marcus, at

Thank you for your participation—we’re looking forward to a great visit!

2016_ShanaCoreyVisit_bioAbout the Author

Shana is the author of several picture books, “most of them true stories about brave women and girls in history, women like Amelia Bloomer and Juliette Gordon Low,… who had the courage to take a stand for the things they believed in, even when the rest of the world told them they were wrong.” She is known for finding the story in history and making it accessible to kids.

Her latest, critically-acclaimed book, The Secret Subway, tells the true story of New York City’s first subway. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

3rd Grade Author-Illustrator Visit with Sean Qualls & Selina Alko

Dear Third grade students and Parents,

2016QuallsAlkoVisit_two friendsWe are excited to bring acclaimed author-illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko to our library to speak to our third grade classes Thursday May 5th, 2016. Sean and Selina will discuss their process of collaboration for their two co-illustrated books: The Case for Loving and Two Friends. They will also talk about how they make their art. (more…)

Spring Break Readathon!

ReadathonLogoRaise money for the PS 32 Library by reading!

Over the spring break the only homework is to read! We are asking for people to sponsor students by donating $1 for every 30 minutes they read. If every student in the school was sponsored and read 30 minutes a day we could raise over $4,500! Help us to raise more by sponsoring a class or team! Money raised will be used to add materials to our collection and library programing. Flyers, sponsor sheets and reading logs are being sent home this week.  

Each class will be assigned to one of four teams (based on George O’Connor’s Olympians). The team that logs the most minutes read will win a pizza lunch in the library!

If you have any questions please reach out to or

Adam Marcus honored as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker of 2016

Movers2016WebSlug300Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers (M&S) proudly introduces the Class of 2016—54 individuals profiled in 50 stories, who are changing the face of libraries of all types and sizes. Our very own Adam Marcus is one of them! Read more about it here!

The 2016 March Poetry Madness is on!













The P.S. 32 March Poetry Madness Tournament is back! 16 published poems will compete over 15 days with one winner decided on by students and staff. Check out the current standings and the poems that are in it to win it!
2016 March Poetry Madness Poems
2016 March Poetry Madness Tournament Bracket