Summer Check Out 2020

Summer Checkout Procedures: click here

The Google Form must be completed for each student no later than May 31st to allow time for the librarians to prepare for book pick-up beginning June 8th. Note:  The maximum number of books per child is 10 books this year.

Not sure what to check out?

You must be logged into Destiny Catalog  for these links to work.

Log in using your ASIJ Gmail username & password.

NEW FictionNEW BiographiesBeginning Reader
Read Alouds
IF YOU LIKE…
NEW Beginning Chapter SeriesNEW NonfictionChapter Book Read AloudsMagic Tree House
Roald Dahl
NEW Easy SeriesNEW MakerspaceFeelings & Friendship Read AloudsWonder
Genius Files
NEW Graphic NovelsNEW Japanese CollectionSEL Read AloudsHarry Potter
Percy Jackson
The Noisy Librarians’ Summer Checkout Recommendations

Books2Eat 2020 – ES Entries

A special thank you to all of the students and families in the elementary school who have participated in the Books2Eat Challenge. It is truly an impressive display of creativity, ingenuity, and culinary expertise.

The Books2Eat challenge will continue as a 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. Bibliophiles and chefs who weren’t able to participate this time around, you have another chance to be a baker maker.

20 Minutes A Day, Goes A Long Way


Just 20 minutes a day,
Summer slide goes away!

Tips for Parents

Set aside 20 minutes every day for reading.

Share your enjoyment of books with your child.

Read the same book with your child and discuss it.

Continue to read aloud to your child, even after they read independently.

Encourage your child to choose a book to read aloud to someone else.

Broaden your child’s horizons by helping to select from a wide range of subjects & genres.

Encourage your child to read whatever they enjoy, even if it appears to be too easy or too hard.

If your child is multilingual, have your child practice reading in all their languages.

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