SiLiMes #15 – Birdese

I send messages to reading teachers to inform them that one of their students has a book on hold. I started writing these clever poems & vignettes. * = a student’s name –

A little bird flew into the library today and said, “KAW! KAW! KAW! KAW! KAW! KAW! KAW! KAW!” Luckily, I speak bird, so I’ll translate.  She said “* has a book on hold, he has until MONDAY 10/03 to pick it up, or it will ‘KAW!’ to the next ‘KAW!’”…couldn’t quite understand that last part, but you get the idea.

SiLiMes #14 – Another Message from the Aching Bookcase

*= Student with a book on reserve – this entry plays off of a previous message found HERE

It’s the bookcase again – The ravenous fervor you instill in your students for reading has produced another shelf-breaking hold. Please have * pick up her book by TUESDAY 12/6.

Still Aching,
A Bookcase

SiLiMes #9 – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

A held book message paying homage to a silly song from my youth –

Once there was this kid who
Came into the library at – Middle School
But when she got here
She couldn’t find the book she was looking for
* decided to put that book on hold
She has until WEDNESDAY 11/02 to come get it

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,
Jarrett

SiLiMes #7 – “BoHOLDian Rhapsody”

Gotta pay respects to the masters of rock –

* & *,
have books ready,
Put a hold on them some time ago
Now they’re ready to go,
Mrs. +…this hold has just begun,
From now they’ve got three school days.
Teacherrr oooh,
make sure you tell these two,
If they’re not back again (in the library) this time TUESDAY 2/28,
The books will move on, move on to the next patron.

Queenily,
Jarrett

SiLiMes #3

I send messages to reading teachers to inform them that one of their students has a book on hold. I started writing these clever poems & vignettes. * = a student’s name.

I was sitting on my chair,
On my desk there were no holds there.
I turned to a patron, “turn that book in if you dare!”
She didn’t have one book, but a pair.
When I checked them in I received a scare!
It turns out that, to wait in line and be fair,
Both * & * had laid bare
Their intentions to tear
Through these books when they came to their
Possession. They have until TUESDAY 3/6 if they care.

Librar(ily),
Jarrett