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2021-22 Bookmark Challenge Winners

Grade 5 : Claudia 5C, Mia K. 5C, Ayumu 5J, Toby 5J, Jiin 5R, Michika 5R, Paige 5R and Sayuki 5V

Grade 4: Ayu 4I, Mustafa & Jiho 4K, Connor 4M, Zella 4M and Sawa 4S

Grade 3: Sophia 3B, Emma 3Be, Audrey 3R, Coraline 3T, Cailey 3T and Linn 3T

Grade 2: Edda 2T, Tom 2T, Ethan T. 2Y, Kayra 2Y, Mirabelle 2Y and Rina 2Y

Grade 1: Ayana 1F, Calla 1F, Finn 1F, Nina 1H, Keina 1H, Sylvia 1H, Rei 1R and Keito 1S

KG Participants: Arisa, Emma and Sam

2021 BookMark Challenge

Be sure to:

Color in your bookmark using colored pencils or pen. Do not use crayons.

Outline your images using a black fine line marker or Sharpie.

Shade in your background using a colored pencil.

Don’t forget to write your name and class on the back of your bookmark before turning it in to Ms. Pretz or Mrs. Notter during library class or recess.

Welcome Back


Are we still practicing the 4W’s when we are in the library?
Yes, Yes and Yes!

Where do I go for library news and information?
Go to The Noisy Librarian Blog 

Where do I go to look up titles, check my account, and hold information?
Go to Destiny Discover and Sign in with Google. 

What do I need before checking out a book?
Helping Hand

How many students can safely browse for a book in an aisle?

What is the maximum number of books I may check out?

How many days until my books are overdue?
2 weeks

When can I check out books?
Library class
Recess ( Grades 1-2 beginning September 23rd and Grades 3-5 beginning September 9th)

How many students are allowed to sign in during recess times?
30 students 

Where do I return my library books?
Book Drop Box located outside of…the library, office, or second floor of the cafeteria building.
DO NOT put books in a Book Drop Box on library days. Bring your books with you for Mrs. Notter to check-in.

What is the maximum number of books I can put on hold?

When may I pick up books that I placed on hold?
After you receive a Google chat message from Ms. Pretz or Mrs. Notter, please come to the library to pick up your book.

Kidcast Recommendations

Podcasts to educate, encourage curiosity, build passion, and an added bonus…they are entertaining!


Today’s top stories and current events, all nonpartisan and age appropriate.

Wow in the World

Join hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a journey away from your screens, inside your brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science, technology, and innovation.

Story Seeds

On each episode, kids collaborate with famous authors to grow their story ideas


Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists!  Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.

The Past & the Curious

This amusing podcast features people telling interesting, little-known stories from history with an emphasis on fun and humor. 

But Why

But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there.On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.Have a question?

Source: School Library Journal