New Student Book Reviews are Online Now

Each year our students are asked to think about books that they have enjoyed reading that they would recommend to others.  All students are encouraged to read over the summer, and recommendations from friends are a great way to choose  books.

New reviews with illustrations from students in K-4 are ready to read on the Library Portal of the EWS Web site

Have a great summer everybody!

Great Graphic: Libraries are for Everyone!

This graphic was created by Nebraska public librarian Rebecca McCorkindale who shares her ideas on her blog Hafuboti which stands for HAve FUn BOok TIme. She has created a set of graphics like the one displayed her to represent the diverse people that libraries serve. She has started creating images with Libraries are for Everyone in different languages, such as Spanish, Czech, and Arabic. She welcomes additions in other languages: just e-mail her at and send a translation of Libraries are for Everyone and identify the language for her.

Inauguration Resources

January 20th is U.S. Inauguration Day for the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. has designed a web site that gives users a behind-the-scene look at this important event. Users will be able to view information regarding the swearing-in ceremony and learn interesting facts about past presidential inaugurations, and see historic documents related to early presidents. You can also learn facts about presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies, past and present and learn about the election. process.

Thanksgiving Games & Helping Feed the Hungry

Thanksgiving Dinner Guest Challenge

This online strategy game will challenge you to place all the dinner guests around one table.

Play This Game & Help Feed the Hungry!

free rice

Here’s an online game that helps a very worthy cause.

Test your general knowledge and do a good deed at the same time. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people around the globe through the United Nations World Food Program.

The opening game is vocabulary, but other categories include math, chemistry, geography, and foreign languages, including French and Spanish. It’s easy to play: just the click the correct answer from one of four possible choices. If you answer correctly, the next question is a little harder.

Warning: This game may make you smarter.

Covers for the Book Cover Contest


Here’s your chance to create an original work of art based on a book you have read.
Imagine that you have been chosen to design a book cover and could use any art medium at all (paint, crayons, markers, collage materials, etc).

All students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade may participate and can pick up a piece of poster board in the library. Instructions are here: book-cover-contest-flyer-2016

All entries must be returned no later than Friday morning, October 21st in order to be viewed by our panel of judges. Winners will receive gift certificates to spend at the East Woods Fall Book Fair, coming to our Library beginning on Parent-Teacher Conference Day, October 26th.

Have fun being creative!

Buckle your seat belts, we’re off on a trip across the United States of America, reading our way from coast to coast!

This year in Library, students in the Lower School will learn about the wonderful country in which we live and will read books from the seven different regions of the United States. Beginning in October month, we were off to explore the Northeast, focusing on New England, and then in November, it was on to the Mid Atlantic States. We’ll make our way around the country, learning lots of fun facts and reading some great books along the way.

Keep up with our travels by visiting the web site for this project. You’ll find online sources with facts about the 50 states and educational games, as well as themed book lists.

We’ll share some postcards and “souvenirs” from our trip as we make our way across the USA,  so check back often and feel free to leave us a comment!

Fifth Grade Book Trailers!

The Fifth Grade students read a great selection of books this year. They used an online application called Animoto to create book trailers, or short videos that introduce their books.

Joe read Redwall: Where Legends are Made.

Jack C. recommends Spy School

Eli thinks you’ll be interested in Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen.

Chris B. read Bunnicula.

Daniel recommends Big Nate Flips Out

Jonathan thinks that you will like The Report Card.

Henry recommends Super Slugger.

Jack H. thinks that you will like reading Hatchet.

Sarah recommends Number the Stars.

Chris D. read Wayne Gretzky: an Autobiography

If you like basketball, Andrew thinks you will like Crossover.

Jehanara recommends Wonder.

If you like exciting books, then George thinks Stranded is a good choice.

Nick recommends Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog.

Jared thinks you will like Alex Rider: Stormbreaker.

Spencer recommends Hatchet.

Elodie thinks that you will like Tangerine.