Students from Biddeford Intermediate School and Biddeford Middle School presented at the Maine Reading Round Up Conference in Augusta yesterday, April 12th. After the final 2012-2103 Maine Student Book Award list was finalized on March 10, 2012 these students chose one or two books from the list, read them, wrote a book talk, and then did a LOT of practicing in just one month! They were extremely excited to present their book talks to librarians from all across the state of Maine!
Approximately 60 librarian attended the workshop session and they were kept very busying taking notes on each book that was presented. Students didn’t let the fact the it was standing room only in the room throw them at all! Hearing the opinions of students the same ages as students they work with, gave the librarians very useful “insider” information about books they are considering for their collections.
It was a fantastic day for all involved!