Elementary Library

Quote of the MONTH: "Only in the darkness can you see the stars"

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Announcements

Library hours--8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Wednesdays when there are staff meetings.

All patrons are encouraged to check out the magazines in the Secondary Library, we have National Geographic, The Week, Real Simple, People, The Seventeen.

In the Elementary Library we have American Girl and National Geographic for KIDS!!!!

Come and have a look.

Hello!!


Listen to your favorite actor/actress read your favorite books.

This is another way for your children to listen to stories.

READING TIME !!!

Chinese NEW YEAR

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important Chinese holiday. It is defined as the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar.

Unlike the New Year observed by those that use the Gregorian Calendar, which is based on a solar calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar whose dates indicate both the phase of the moon as well as the time of the solar year. In addition, a lunar month is around two days shorter than a solar month. As such, in order to "catch up" with the solar calendar, an extra month is inserted every few years. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

Useful Resources

Click here to visit the libraries' online catalogs.

  • Articles
    • How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond) - Research indicates a strong correlation between parents reading and storytelling with children in the early years and reading achievement at age 15, with those students performing one to two years above their peers. Read more.
    • 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12 - From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. Others open kids' minds to cultures beyond their own. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles. Read More.
  • Sites & Links
    • International Children's Library - Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library. The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time. This is a great site for extension activities when learning about different regions of the world and can be used effectively into the middle school grades.
    • Story Online - Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.
    • We Give Books - A Pearson Foundation Initiative, We Give Books offers students a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children. While the books are not read aloud, they allow students to practice “Read to Self” with a good fit book during center time. There are books for children in preschool through fourth grade.