Hawthorne Library

Top Three 2020-2021 Reads: The Day The Crayons Came Home and The Day The Crayons Quit by D. Daywalt, and Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

Online Card Catalog:

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Keokuk Public Library

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Favorite Winter Reads

Please review the images (left) for excellent winter reading ideas!

Cozy and The Nutcracker by Jan Brett

How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton

Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft & Richard G. Van Gelder

October Library
Behavior Awards

Students are nominated by teachers for their proper use of the library space, ability to find their own books and/or help their peers, returning books on time, and more!

These students are great examples of Little Chief readers!

Updates to the Library - Fall '21

There is a new art mural (left) done by Korey Haney encouraging students to Read, Learn, and Grow. It definitely brightens up the space! Also, new signage (right) helps students see our popular series areas so they can find their next great read!

New side shelving has been added (left) to help our youngest readers see more of our popular titles. Making books accessible is one of our top priorities.

Mrs. Pezley has met with all classes (example to the right) to review library procedures for this year. We are so excited to have all students back into the library space this year!

Online Resources

Parent & Guardian Resources

Select the image above to view parent & guardian information about reading, Battle of the Books, and support sites

Student Reading Lists

Select the image above to see student reading list options, including: Battle of the Books, "100 Most Popular Children's Books," and Mensa's reading lists

Meet Mrs. Pezley & Mrs. Westermeyer Marlin

Mrs. Deb Pezley

Library Clerk, Hawthorne

Deb has worked at KCSD for thirty-seven years. She has been married for thirty-four years, has four children, four grandchildren, four cats and one dog. She enjoys watching her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, playing cards and board games, and reading.
Favorites: Diet Coke & chocolate with nuts or peanut butter
Contact: deb.pezley@keokukschools.org

Mrs. Anna Westermeyer Marlin

K-12 District Media Specialist

B.A. - English - WIU '09
M.A. - English & Writing - WIU '13
School Library Studies Endorsement - UNI '21
Anna taught secondary & post-secondary English and composition courses for nine years before switching to the media specialist role in 2018. She loves spending time with her husband, son, two stepdaughters, and their three pups; and she is desperately awaiting the next Marvel movie.
Favorites: coffee, chocolate covered pretzels, & Kit Kats

Contact: anna.westermeyer@keokukschools.org


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