Peter Brown is Coming to Packer 1/18/18


Peter Brown, beloved and award-winning author and illustrator, is coming to Packer on Thursday, January 18th.  Children Make Terrible Pets, Creepy Carrots, The Curious Garden, The Wild Robot, and more recently Creepy Pair of Underwear are among some of his books.  He is happy to sign copies of any of his books so make sure to bring them in on the 18th!

12/1/17 Mock Newbery Event at BHMS

Packer’s 4th Grade Mock Newbery Book Club is run concurrently with librarians and students at St. Ann’s, Brooklyn Friends, Poly Prep, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori. Every year we hold a couple events at one of the participating schools. This year’s first event will be after school at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School (BHMS) located at 185 Court Street, Brooklyn on Friday, December 1st. We will meet in the Hart Library after school promptly at 3:20 on December 1st and walk over to BHMS. The celebration will begin at 3:40pm and will run until 4:45. We will meet and discuss books with children at these nearby schools as well as hear from a special guest speaker, Adam Gidwitz, who won a Newbery honor medal for his book The Inquisitor’s Tale. Snacks will be provided. We will walk back to Packer for a 5pm pick up back in the Hart Library. Those interested in attending must return a signed permission slip as well as have a parent email Chris Rush ( no later than 11/29. Please refer to the parent letter for more details.

Mock Newbery Book Club

Newbery Seal
The Fourth Grade Mock Newbery Book Club is underway again this year! This is a voluntary book club that meets in the Hart Library during lunch about once a month to discuss a list of books compiled by the librarians at Packer. We had our initial meeting where members learned about the Newbery Award terms and criteria as well as what was on this year’s list. They’re busy reading away in preparation for our next meeting which will be on Thursday, November 2nd. There was such overwhelming interest (about 33 students) at our first gathering that we may have to split the club into two separate groups! We’ll see…Please stop by the Hart Library to talk to Chris and Megan about this year’s list. Happy reading!

Visit from our local Public Librarian

Second Graders had a visit from Rachel, our local Brooklyn Public Librarian! After a cool exploding mini- science lesson which involved a film canister, an alka seltzer, and water, Rachel talked about some great books on BPL’s summer reading list and all the great programs happening over the summer. Yay reading!!