|One of our most successful programs at Cedar School is our Birthday
Book/Special Occasion Program. Originated by Ann Sayles, a former Cedar
Librarian, the program provides the Media Center with an average of
approximately 150 new books each year. The books each contain a detailed
bookplate with the child's name, birth date, and the year the book was
purchased. The children enjoy looking at the plates and finding the
names of older siblings, friends and classmates; they especially enjoy
the brand new books that arrive during the year. A book may also be
purchased for any special occasion (with an appropriately inscribed book
plate), such as an anniversary or graduation.
How does this program work? Your child will bring home a form around the
time of his or her birthday (Summer birthdays are sent home in Spring).
If interested, you are asked to return the completed form with a check
for $15.00, made out to Cedar School. The birthday books are ordered
after consulting recommended reading lists and getting professional
recommendations. When the shipment of books is delivered, I contact your
child and he or she chooses which book will become his/her birthday
book. Your child is also the first one to borrow this book.