Library News Archive
Kindergarten: identifying the parts of a book and understanding the purpose of each part (title, author, illustrator, front and back covers, spine, title page)
First Grade: recognizing and describing the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts and identifying their distinguishing features
Second Grade: understanding the importance of how and why books are organized in the library with the help of shelf markers
- We would like to say THANK YOU to all of the parent volunteers who have come in to help out in the library through the PTA Library Volunteer committee!
Please help your child to be responsible for his/her books by designating a special place in your home to keep them. Likewise, please remind your child to return their books on time without simply doing it for them.
While we greatly appreciate your help with maintaining the condition of our library books, please refrain from repairing damaged books at home. It is most helpful if you inform us of any damage (rips, tears, writing) found in the books so that we can properly repair them at school.
Please help your child to remember to bring a sweatshirt or jacket on their library day, as it tends to be chilly in the library.
- Parent-teacher conferences are coming up on October 16th-17th. I will be available in the library during conferences, so please feel free to stop by!
We are excited to share that we will be hosting author and illustrator Eric Rohmann in November. More information about book ordering for this special event coming soon!
Save the date for the first PTA-sponsored book fair of the year, scheduled for Monday, November 4th.
- To start the year, all students have been checking out one book at a time. After consistently showing that they are responsible for one book, students in first and second grade will be able to check out two books starting in early October. Students in kindergarten will be able to check out a second book in the near future.
All students also started the year choosing books from book carts while we took time to teach and review our expectations and processes. Second graders are now checking out from the shelves, with first graders soon to follow. Kindergarten classes will be exposed to the layout and organization of the library shelves later this year.
To ensure that we have enough to go around, grade levels will also start taking turns checking out materials from our special collections, including pop-up books, playaways, VOX books, 3-D books and magazines.
In preparation for our author visit on Tuesday, November 12th, all grades have been enjoying books by award winning author and illustrator Eric Rohmann. He will be presenting on his artistic background and inspiration as well as his writing process. Though our book order has already been sent in, it is not too late to send or purchase your own copy of an Eric Rohmann book for signing. Please send all books in by Friday 11/8!
- Kindergarten students have started checking out books from displays and the tops of the shelves. Starting in early November, kindergarteners will start checking out two books at a time.
- First graders are now checking out two books a week from the bookshelves in most sections of our library. They have also started checking out from our Vox and Playaway audiobook collections, which they will have sole checkout privileges for through November.
- Second graders are now checking out two books a week with the help of shelf markers in all sections of the library. Only they will be able to check out magazines, pop-up books and 3-D books through November.
- All special collections items should be coming home and returned in special bags. Please make sure that audiobooks are powered off when not in use to maximize battery life. These items are very fragile and expensive, and we appreciate your help with maintaining their condition!
Please don't hesitate to contact us! We're happy to help or answer any questions you may have. (847) 498-3830, ext. 3342 - firstname.lastname@example.org