Adam Gidwitz Is Coming! May 29th!

We have exciting news! Author Adam Gidwitz is coming to Packer on Tuesday, May 29th to speak to Fourth Graders about his new series, The Unicorn Rescue Society.  We have partnered with our local bookstore, Books Are Magic, so you can order any of his books and get it personalized by Adam when he comes to Packer. Please use this link for ordering. It’s best to order by May 18th to ensure you will have their book signed at the event.  Please follow the directions and choose “pick up at store” as your delivery preference and enter the promo code PACKER under additional information when checking out. You don’t actually have to pick up at Books Are Magic, they will be delivered here to Packer.

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.