Teacher Bio

Mrs. Desetti has been at MPHM for 12 years, since 2005, as our school librarian. She has a vast experience of teaching with over 38 years of teaching in three states. She worked as librarian, language specialist, an inclusion and special education teacher, She holds Kansas teaching certificates in Library Science, Elementary, Early Childhood, and Deaf Education. She enjoys professional development and is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. Mrs. Desettis is always ready to help kids find a great book to read.

Book Fair Successful - THANKS

THANKS for a great book fair!

An exciting Fall Book Fair was held October 2-5, 2017.  We made $1450.  Every book you bought supports our school.  More importantly we put a lot of books into the hands of students.

We sold 1,147 Books which means approx 206,461 minutes of reading!  

Plus we were able to add 36 books to our library collection from the fair.  Additionally, we had wonderful gifts from both students & parents and the MPHM Women's Fellowship. Many books were purchased through the "Teacher Wish List" program to add new books to our classroom libraries. The Women's Fellowship donated money to allow more students to shop for books of their own. 

HUGE thank you is extended to our volunteers who helped make our book fair successful, especially our chair for the fair: Julie Barta! 

Mark your calendar for our Spring Book Fair - Paws 4 Books: Come and Read a Great Tale   It will be held April 16-18. 

 

 

 

 

William Allen White Book Award

Celebrate the William Allen White Children's Book AwardsClick on the link to take you to this year's master list of nominations. 

Here is a link to some book trailers about this year's nominations.  Thanks to Lindsay Kufahl, Librarian @ Farley Elementary for finding these and making them into a collection. Most are found on YouTube. 

BOOK TRAILERS

Have your read one of the titles for the Kansas State Reading Award yet?  Get busy!! The time to vote for your favorite book will be April 1st.  Stop by the library and tell me which book is your favorite! 

Library Catalog Link

MPHM Library Catalog - see all the books in the MPHM Library.  

TSCPL - see the Topeka Shawnee Public Library website

Home Connect - Accelerated Reader : see progress, books read, goals, etc. 

 

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

MPHM Library Database

AR BookFinder

Renaissance Home Connect
Calendar

September
National Read a Book Day 9/6

International Literacy Day 9/8

School Poems / Back to School Poems

Patriot Day - 9/11
Constitution Day - 9/17
October
Fall Book Fair 2017- Oct 2-6
History of Halloween
The Moonlit Road - Strange Tales
Halloween Puzzles and Activities
November
Veterans Day - 11/11
History of Thanksgiving
National Day of Listening

January
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - 1/16
ALA Book/Media Awards - 
February
Black History Month
National African American Read-In
Library Lovers' Month
Groundhog Day - 2/2
Crafts for Valentine's Day - 2/14

World Read Aloud Day - Feb 16

Presidents' Day - Feb-20

March
Student Votes for William Allen White Award  3/31

April

 

All Student Library Materials Due for Inventory May 11th

June
TOPEKA SHAWNEE COUNTY
PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM

July
HAVE FUN!!

Read in the Dark with a flashlight for fun on a summer evening

August

 

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Judy's bookshelf: read

The Crows of PearblossomRah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable ChantAll the Water in the WorldPerfect SquareNaamah and the Ark at NightSwirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

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