Rick Blackwell


735 Prairie Dr NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Fax: 319-247-6099


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Crochet Class


Library bring treats, large crochet hooks & scissors! Our second plastic tote is completed and will be given away to someone in the class!

Royal Diary Videos


Finish watching The Penny Promise treats OK no soda!







Library Information





Monday April 21st at 1:15 he will speak to all Regis students about his book, Zan-Gah! All students are urged to read the first chapter of his book before Monday. Its available on his website: 

You will see that this book is up for two prestigious awards!

This book will be available for purchase for $8.00. Reserve your copy before our supply is gone! Parents are welcome for the event too.


Library materials can be borrowed for two weeks and can be renewed. Materials not brought back on time will be fined .25 each day. The library is open during regular school hours. Students may come to the library during RLC if they have a signature prior to RLC from Ms. Bryan or Mrs. Gusta.


Students can earn service learning hours or work off library fines for helping in the library after school shelving books, dusting etc. Talk to Ms. Bryan or Mrs. Gusta about this opportunity!


There is a 7th grade reading list compiled by Ms. Bryan & Mr. Konrardy for students to use.


Movies With Morals mini-course A we will watch a movie and discuss in small and whole groups. Snacks allowed no soda students will leave room spotless and return chairs to tables.


Crocheting mini-course B - students will learn the process to crochet with plastic bags! Students that know how to crochet will need a large crochet hook to crochet the plastic. Other students will need a sharp pair of scissors. We will learn how to prepare the plastic bags so they can be crocheted. Any color plastic bag will work. I will have a sample for students to look at and several patterns to work from. Please send your extra plastic bags to school for us to use!


Scholastic has a great site that can help you keep up with the latest books for your children! The Parent section has all kinds of information for you to share with your children.

Visit often!

Scholastic BOGO event coming!

Our annual Buy One Get One book sale will start on April 28th. The last moment to purchase items will be at the Meet Your Teacher event (for incoming sixth graders) on the evening of May 6th, 2008. (Yes we need help with set-up and tear down!)


New or recently new materials added to our collection: Childrens Choice Award Books and Iowa Teen Choice Award Books. Stop in and check one out! All students should make an effort to read these books will be asked which one they liked best! Some of my favorite titles from this list are: Life as we knew it, Heat, Amazing Grace, Diary Queen, & The truth about forever (Ia Teen Awards) and Rules, Saving Grace, Roxie and the Hooligans, Tadpole, and No Dogs Allowed. (IA Childrens Choice Awards) A generous donation of books was received from St. Pius recently. We now have all of the Anne of Avonlea series! Stop in and check them out! Another new addition is the Septimus Heap series by Sage and Lisi Harrisons The pretty committee strikes back


Sixth grade students vote for your favorite Childrens Choice Award book! Seventh & eighth graders vote for your favorite IA Teen Choice Award book! Any student may recommend a book for next year! Stop in and talk to Ms. Bryan she would love to hear your recommendations!


Are you concerned about what your kids listen to on the radio? You can control that in your car. Turn to LIFE 101.9 KNWS (and 89.1) and listen to family radio with contemporary Christian music. You never have to wonder what the words are to any of the songs!


Seventh graders received information about an educational opportunity to Washington DC & NYC during the spring break of 2009. There will be an informational meeting on April 21st at 5:30 in the library. Please attend if youd like to know more about this trip! Parents can travel with us! Mark your calendar now to come on April 21st!


The Scholastic Book Fair will return in May for our annual BOGO (Buy One Get One[free]) Fair. Our book fair during Catholic Schools Week was a huge success! Teachers received over $400 in donations from the Wish List. Thank you to everyone that helped during Open House and after school. Set-up and take-down went very smoothly because of all the help! Thank you for your help and generosity!

Ms. Bryan

Regis Middle School Library



The more you read the more you know,

The more you know the more you will want to read!

Knowledge is power!


4th Quarter Mini Courses:

Movies With Morals

Crocheting with plastic bags


7th grade students please register for the DC/NYC trip!