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Media Center Programs and Events

  • Battle of the Books: This program is available for students in grades 3-5. Over the course of the year, students work together with a team of three or four students, to read all ten of the Maud Hart Lovelace nominees. In May, teams compete in a friendly school-wide competition. The top fifth grade team moves on to a district-wide competition.
  • Bloomington Bookfest: This event is held annually at Oak Grove Middle School. The day features local children's book authors, fun games, reading activities, and much more. It is sponsored by Bloomington Community Education and the Education Foundation of Bloomington.  Our Poplar Bridge Media Center staff plans and hosts a reading-themed classroom at the event.
  • Book Swap: During a two-week period in May, students can bring books they no longer want to exchange for Book Bucks. Once books have been collected and organized, students can bring in their Book Bucks to purchase "new" books to bring home for summer reading. Books should be gently used and appropriate for elementary school. 
  • I Love to Read Month: During the month of February, the Media Center shines a light on reading through daily events. Many of the events are broadcast via our Morning News Show. Activities include: Book Babble, Catchy Covers, Get Caught Reading, Mystery Readers, and a weekly Limerick Challenge/Read-allion Hunt.
  • Literary Pumpkin Contest: During the month of October, students can submit a Literary Pumpkin Contest entry. The purpose is to creatively design a pumpkin to look like a favorite book character. A first, second, and third place winner is selected in each grade level.
  • Literary Snowman Contest: During the month of January, students can submit a Literary Snowman Contest entry. The purpose is to creatively design a pumpkin to look like a favorite book character. A first, second, and third place winner is selected in each grade level.
  • Maud Hart Lovelace: Our students join students from around the state in selecting a Minnesota winner. Each year ten titles are nominated. In order to vote, students must read at least three. If a student reads all ten of the nominees, they will be recognized as a Star Reader.
  • Morning News Show: Fifth grade students participate in the Morning News Show. Each team works for a two week period to produce a daily program. It is broadcast via YouTube so that classrooms and our school community stay connected.  Shows are uploaded by 9:00 each morning.

​​Minnesota State Book Awards

We participate in both of the Minnesota Student Choice Book award programs. Students read the nominees over the course of the year, either on their own or as a whole-class read aloud. In March, students vote for their favorite nominee. Winners are announced in April.

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