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LIBRARY FAQ’s

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?
4

What is the maximum number of books I may check out?
2

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?
2

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.

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover!

the-willoughbys

The Willoughbys is a book that’s been around for almost a decade, but I never read it even though it was written by Lois Lowry, author of The Giver and Number the Stars.  Why? Well, the cover just didn’t entice me.  Recently, Ms. Fields and I had a conversation about books that are great but have bad covers and that is when I resigned myself to read, The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry.

This book surprised me…it is unlike anything else I have read by Lois Lowry.  It reads more like a book by Roald Dahl, Lemony Snickett or David Walliams.  Four children are abandoned by their neglectful parents and are left in the care of a “Mary Poppins” kind of nanny.  Will the four Willoughby children, an abandoned baby, their nanny, a candy billionaire and his long-lost son live happily ever after? Don’t judge a book by its cover…this is a humorous read well worth your time and energy!

Don’t Be A Bad Kitty

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During library lessons we’ve been talking about being responsible library patrons.  This Bad Kitty bookmark sums up a lot of our conversations about book care.  Next week in the library there will be a Bookmark Challenge.  Students will be encouraged to design their own bookmarks and if they feel they have a really outstanding bookmark, enter their bookmark in a design challenge contest.  All bookmarks in the design challenge will be due by October 9th.