Caroline Hallowell Worth Memorial Library, Yarnall Hall

Loving vs Virginia The Case for Loving

2017 All-School Summer Read

Every other year, we participate in an all-school Community Read project. This year's Community Read is focused on the story of Mildred and Richard Loving.

  • Lower School students will read The Case for Loving, written by Selina Alko and illustrated by Sean Qualls, on their return to school.
  • Middle and Upper School students, faculty, staff, families, and community members were asked to read Loving vs Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell over the summer.

Look for a number of related activities this fall including author visits, discussions, and a community movie night.

Want to know more about the effects of the court case? Check out the following resources:

Loving v. Virginia Oral Arguments -- April 10, 1967

Attorney Philip Hirschkop on the Loving v. Virginia case

Article about Supreme Court Journalist Lyle Denniston

Mildred Loving Endorses Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples


Book spine label poetry is gathering some interesting titles and stacking them to make a short poem. Check out some of our examples on the big display table in the library. Feel inspired? Make your own and share it with us.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday

March 2 was Dr. Seuss's birthday and we celebrated with seussian fun - some of our favorite Seuss books and a chance to get into the character of that pesky Cat in the Hat.

2017 Black-Eyed Susan Awards

And the winner is…

The votes have been counted and 70,000 students from across the state have selected their favorite books as part the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award program. The student selections are:

Picture Book – I’m Trying to Love Spiders: (It Isn’t Easy) by Bethany Barton

Grades 4-6 – Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron

Graphic Novels Grades 4-6 – Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm

Grades 6-9 –When by Victoria Laurie

Graphic Novels Grades 6-9 – Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

High School – Every Thing, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Author Visit

Author Kate Hannigan joined us for a terrific day on April 5th. She engaged 4th, 5th and 6th graders with her stories and thoughts about reading, writing, research and resilience. She also shared her "scroll of doom" a 65 foot compilation of the many rejection letters she got on the way to becoming a successful author.

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