Hawthorne Library

Top Three 2018-2020 Reads: The Day The Crayons Came Home by D. Daywalt, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, and The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by D. Daywalt

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Recent Events

Special thanks to Mrs. Radel's students who patiently listened and learned about genre in January. Students learned the differences and kinds of fiction and non-fiction. Above, students hold examples of biography, zoology, and popular fiction examples.
A volunteer from Great River United Way's Volunteer Center Literacy Program reads to a 3rd grade student in Hawthorne's library.

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 & Ms. Westermeyer

Mrs. Deb Pezley

Library Clerk, Hawthorne

Deb has worked at KCSD for thirty-five years. She has been married for thirty-two years, has four children, three 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

Ms. Anna Westermeyer

K-12 District Media Specialist

B.A. - English - WIU '09
M.A. - English & Writing - WIU '13
M.A. - School Library Studies - UNI Anticipated '20
Anna taught secondary & post-secondary English and composition courses for nine years before switching to the media specialist role. She enjoys coffee, tea, and chocolate covered pretzels; loves spending time with her fourteen-year-old son, partner, and their three pups; and is desperately awaiting the next Marvel movie.
Contact: anna.westermeyer@keokukschools.org


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