Welcome Back to the Library 

Elyse Seltzer, Supervisor of the PK-12 Libraries

Happy September. We are thrilled to be back in school with both libraries open for business and a buzz with learners.
We have a new Library Management System that we hope will make for a more engaging experience in browsing our collections virtually and provide quick and easy access to our resources. You can now see all Brimmer Library resources in one space here. 
September is National Library Card month. I encourage everyone to make sure they have a Boston Public Library card to increase access to resources. You can get an ecard online. 
We also extend our collection through the MLS Commonwealth ebook (and audiobook) Collection Sora account. Students just need their Brimmer email to access Sora.
This week, grade 6-12 students met in book groups to talk about their summer reading book choice. Groups were led by older student scholars and leaders. A big thank you to them! 
September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more here.
During the Summer beloved YA author of award-winning Poet X Elizabeth Acevado Released her first novel for adult readers, Family Lore. I’m listening to the audiobook right now read by the author. 

Next week banned book week starts in which we celebrate our freedom to read. Book challenges are at a historic level. Here at Brimmer we celebrate our students, their identities, and the wonderful literature that provide mirrors and windows to the diversity of our world. We will have magnets throughout the library and school for people to show their 'Freadom' to read. 

Happy Mid Autum Festival! Here is a link to learn more about this Moon Festival that is being celebrated around the world today. Including some books to share with your family. 
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.