As a theme for the 2018-2019 school year, Granite elementary libraries are focusing on the ubuntu philosophy in libraries by teaching and modeling four core principles. They are,
- Be curious
- Be considerate of the needs of others
- Create a reading community
- Leave the library better than you found it
Media clerks invited students to participate in a library poster design challenge by creating illustrations for each of the four principles. We received 1,668 entries from across the district. Congratulations to our design challenge winners, whose names and artworks are shown below. Each of the four winners will get to pick out $250 worth of books for their school library and have their design featured on our Ubuntu poster that will be hung up in all 63 of our elementary school libraries.
Principle 1 – “Be curious”
Jasmin Castro, 6th Grader at Westbrook Elementary School
Principle 2 – “Be considerate of the needs of others”
Hermione Neri, 6th Grader at Elk Run Elementary
Principle 3 – “Create a reading community”
Aaboli Samant, 6th Grader at Neil Armstrong Academy
Principle 4 – Leave the library better than you found it”
Giovanni Plinta, 4th Grader at Moss Elementary
Click on the images above to download high quality, printable versions of the poster images. For lesson plans and more information on the 2018-2019 Elementary Library Theme, visit these past blog posts.
Introduction to the Ubuntu Theme in Libraries
Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. (2015, April 29). What is Ubuntu? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMSqZckROfA&disable_polymer=true
Positive Coaching. (2015, June 09). Doc Rivers’ Ubuntu Culture: ‘I Am Because We Are’. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHmB8pe3e9U
TedTalks. (2013, December 09). Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-c2FnPnDE
Tutu, D. (2000). No future without forgiveness. New York, NY: Doubleday.
Ubuntu. (2010, June 30). Retrieved from https://thehurt.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/ubuntu/
Theme, post and presentation created by Nikki Gregerson, Elementary Library Supervisor and Media Specialist, Educational Technology Department.