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Our Fall Book Fair is Going On Now!

October 23, 2014 by · No Comments · Messages

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Our Fall Book Fair opens on Wednesday Oct. 22nd, Parent-Teacher Conference Day and will be open from 9:00 am-2:30 pm in the Library. The fair will continue through Monday, October 27th, during school hours. You’ll find a great selection of books and related gift items.

Can’t make it to the fair?  A selection of items will be available for purchase online. You can visit our Online Book Fair website  by clicking on the icon below.  The Online Fair will be open through November 5th, and all items ordered online will be shipped to the school at no cost to you.

Classroom wish lists will be posted, and you will be able to donate books to the Library or your child’s classroom.

Readability: Great Free Tool for Distraction-Free Reading Online

September 9, 2014 by · No Comments · Web 2.0 tools

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Readability is a tool that makes reading online much easier. Very often, web pages are cluttered with lots of sidebars, ads and additional content that make online articles more difficult to read. Readability, created by Arc90 Labs, removes the surrounding material, leaving the main article much cleaner and easier to read. Readability works with most browsers and is easy to install on your computer or mobile device.

Watch this video to see how it works.

Here’s to a Great New Year!

August 31, 2014 by · No Comments · Messages

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Welcome back, everybody!  Hope you all had a good summer break and found lots of interesting books to read. Library circulation will be starting very soon, and we have great books for everyone. 

 

More Summer Reading Fun

August 6, 2014 by · No Comments · Online resources, Recommended for Students

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From the folks at Reading Rockets, here’s a great site that helps families explore reading adventures for their children. The free resources from Start with a Book include favorite themes such as dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes and music and include great themed reading adventure packs. Children can have fun while strengthening their reading skills. The flyer below contains more information as well as the site’s web address. Have fun reading & enjoy the rest of the summer!

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It’s Officially Summer–Have Fun Reading!

July 8, 2014 by · No Comments · Messages, Recommended for Students

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 Welcome to the lazy, hazy days of summer! In between all your fun in the sun, take time to relax with a great book. If you’re looking for some suggestions for books to read this summer, here are some good places to look:

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A Book and A Hug 

 Here you will find all kinds of book suggestions, by age, by reading level, or by category. You’ll also find great book reviews, including some  written by our very own Fifth grade students.

 

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 Summer Reading Lists 2014-Association for Library Service to Children
 At this site, you can find three different full-color brochures of annotated lists that you can print out. Three Summer Reading book lists are  available for K-2nd, 3rd- 5th and 6th-8th grade students.

 

summerreading_hornbook Summer Reading 2014-Horn Book Magazine
This magazine has been reviewing great children’s books since the 1920′s! The summer reading guide has lists of suggested titles from picture books to high school fiction and non-fiction lists that can be printed.                                     

Book Review: A Snicker of Magic

June 17, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Book Reviews by Students

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Title:                 A Snicker of Magic
Author:             Natalie Lloyd
Reviewed by:   Isabella C.

This book is about a girl named Felicity Juniper Pickle, and she can see words. Her family has never settled down anywhere, until they find Midnight Gulch, a town rumored to once have been magic. But one day, the magic went away, and Felicity  may be the one to bring it back.

I would recommend this book for people who enjoy fantasy books, books about adventure and books that can touch your heart. It you like all of the above, then this book is for you!

Dewey Review–Challenge Yourself With These Online Activities

June 8, 2014 by · No Comments · Games, Library Theme

We’ve spent this past year reading around the library, and now you can review what we’ve learned, and try some games to test your skills.

Here’s a colorful chart
that reviews the numbered categories in the Dewey Decimal System.

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Try these online activities

Dewey Quiz

Find the Correct Dewey Category–How Fast Are You?

Different games let you practice sorting and placing books on the shelves in the correct order.

More practive shelving fiction and non-fiction books.

Toucats, Dogphins and Brusselbears, Oh My!

June 2, 2014 by · No Comments · Student Projects

In our exploration of the 800′s Dewey Category, the Fourth Grade students completed a unit on poetry. The students enjoyed reading Scranimals, which is a clever collection of imaginary creatures written by children’s poet laureate, Jack Prelutsky. In the book, illustrator Peter Sis created great pictures of these new creatures, which are combinations of animals with fruits, vegetables or plants. The students spent a few class periods combining the characteristics and the names of different animals and objects and were inspired to create their own original drawings and poems. They are proud to present their creativity in this slide show:

Read Any Good Books Lately? We’d Love Your Review

May 20, 2014 by · No Comments · Messages

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It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is almost here! There will be lots of time to catch up on reading, and one of the best ways to find out about a good book is through a recommendation or a review.  We’d love to have your review for a book that you’ve enjoyed–just click on the link at the top of the page (Submit a Book Review) and follow the instructions.

Read Around the Library: 600s

March 16, 2014 by · No Comments · Library Theme, Online resources

The 600s shelves include books on the human body, space exploration, pets, and much more!

FUN IN OUTER SPACE

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
has a great site for kids to learn all about exploring (and living in) space.

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HEALTHY KIDS!

Here are some great interactive sites that help families learn to make healthy choices:

Nutrition Explorations                         Solusville

Nutrition Explorations

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