SPLAMBA Meeting Minutes — December 16, 2010 – Steinbeck Library

Present: Esme Casas, Ben Gomberg, Don Gardner, Karen Brown Jane Ward, Jeanne O’Grady, Lisa Maddalena

Next Meeting: January 18, 2011, 9-12:00, Monterey Public Library

Administrate Report – No report this month

Graphic Novel Brochure and Bookmark

  • They look great! (Ben will make two minor adjustments )
  • Ben was tasked to make a decision about quantity and arrange for printing. He will contact Donna about payment.
  • Thank you, committee for a job well done!

SPLAMBA Officers

President – Don

Vice-President – Esme

Secretary – Jane

Treasurer – Lisa

Workshop Coordinator – Susan

Technology- Ben


Proposed date: third Friday in March -Susan will check if is available at the Watsonville Library.

Susan will begin a facebook discussion about possible topics.

Topics for Next Meeting

  • Scheduling meeting and hosts for next year
  • Workshop
  • CLA Reports
  • Summer Reading Program

Book Reviews

Karen (first eight are samples of series)
Step into History: Hunt, Can You Survive the Stone Age?
Snap Books: Cheers, Chants and Signs
Blast Off Readers: Swordfish
A great Idea: Scratchbot
Role Models: Athletics
Super Bowl Superstars
Adventures of Medical Man, Kid’s Illnesses and Injuries Explained
Close Encounters of the Wild Kind: Ambushed by a Cougar
Me and You by Anthony Browne
Honk, Honk, Beep, Beep by by Daniel Kirk
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
Savy by Ingrid Law (playaway)
Zishe the Strongman by Robert Rubinstein
Dear Teacher by Amy Husband
Library Mouse: a A World to Explore by Daniel Kirk
Dirtball Pete by Eileen Brennan
The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley
The boy and the Moon by James Christopher Carroll
The Fantastic Five and Ten Cent Store, A Rebus Adventure by J particl Lewis
Little Crow to the Rescue by Victor Villasenor
Papa’s Pastries by Charles Toscano
Buenvenidos a mi Barrio by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon by Ute Krause
Floating on Mama’s Song by Laura Laca Mara
Christmas magic by Lauren Thompson
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
Dear Diary, I’m Pregnant
Percy Jackson and the Demi-Gods by Rick Riodan (CD)
Rhymes Round the World by Kay Chorao
Who Said Coo? By Drborah Ruddell
Twelve Days of Christmas (African theme) by Rachael Isadora
Ben led a discussion about ebooks and demonstrated a Nook.
Check the MPL’s web site for a Lib guide on this topic that he made.

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