Library

What's Happening in the Library

Stay Tuned for information regarding Read Across America activities.

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MCBA

The MCBA (Massachusetts Children's book Award) Program is in full swing.  Over a dozen 4th, 5th and 6th graders have read and reviewed 5 or more books to earn voter status. 
Voting will happen on March 30th.  
Check out our MCBA page to learn more about current books, past winners, and more.

Library Mission

  • to help students develop a love of reading and knowledge of literature
  • to support the teaching and learning of the school curriculum, the state frameworks, the MCAS preparation

The library is involved in many special programs to promote literacy.  
Among them:

  • Author/Illustrator Visits
  • MA Children’s Book Award Contest (Grades 5-6)
  • Read Across America Day Celebration
  • Summer Reading Program

Library Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:50 - 3:20
Wed: 8:50 - 12:50

LIBRARY ROUTINE

The library is a place that promotes reading and active learning and contributes to student success! 

Kindergarten: 30 min
Grade 1-6:  45 min

Each class begins with a read-aloud followed by a short activity related to the reading or relevant topic.  
Classes finish with a book search and check out. Students are encouraged to check out at least one book during each library session.

                            LIBRARY POLICY

There are no late fees, but we ask that children return books in a timely manner so that others may borrow them too!  

Students may return library books at any time during the day. 
Students in grades 3-6 are also invited to come at any time to check out books.

Classes may visit the library during additional times in order to supplement curriculum projects. Books checked out for in school assignments do not count towards total book counts.

The library collection of books and other materials supports a wide range of interests and developmental levels and supports and enriches the classroom curriculum.  

Check-out limits:
  

  • K - 2  – 3 at any given time
  • Grades 3-6 – 3 books at a time

There are times when classes of students exceed checkout limits to accommodate class activities.


LIBRARY CURRICULUM

In the library, as in the rest of the school, every child is valued, respected, and encouraged!            

The librarians help students develop a love of reading and knowledge of literature. We help them learn to find and use books and information efficiently. We also work with the classroom teachers to support their teaching of the classroom curriculum, state frameworks, and MCAS preparation.  Among the many areas touched on at the various grade levels are:

  • Knowledge of various authors and their works
  • Knowledge of traditional literature including nursery rhymes, fairy tales, tall tales, trickster tales, pourquoi tales and others
  • The difference between fiction and nonfiction
  • Award winning literature, including the Caldecott and Newbery Awards
  • Knowledge of various illustrators and their works
  • Understanding of various genres
  • Using the parts of a book (title page, table of contents, index, glossary)
  • MA Children’s Book Award
  • Knowledge of classic literature
  • Locating books in the library
  • The Dewey Decimal System
  • Using the computerized library catalog
  • Using reference sources including print encyclopedias
  • Using online databases
  • Using the Minuteman Library Network and the Metrowest Massachusetts Regional Library System
  • Locating the essential information when researching
  • Analyzing and synthesizing information from multiple sources

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

                                     How can parents help?          

 

  • Unfortunately at this time, we are not allowing parent volunteers in the building.  
  • Donate a book to the school library.  These should be ordered through the library.  Complete the form found on the "Donating Books" tab above, or call or stop by the library (978 266-2550).
  • Encourage your child to participate in the summer reading program
  • Support the PTO fund raising efforts. The PTO provides funding for library staffing, books, author/illustrator visits and more
  • Encourage reading at home
  • Let your child see you enjoying reading.  Modeling enjoyment of reading is very important in encouraging your child to read for pleasure.  It is your excuse to put your feet up and enjoy a good book!

Library Staff:

Mrs. Weir



Library Day From January 18th - April 1st

  
Kindergarten
Monday - Spencer
Tuesday - Spencer
Thursday - Ashley
Friday - Ashley

 
Grade 1
Monday - Boyle
Tuesday - Boyle
Thursday - Hodsdon
Friday - Hodsdon

Grade 2
Thursday - Vitale
Friday - Vitale

Grade 3
Monday - Auger
Tuesday - Auger
Thursday - Ganss

Friday - Ganss


Grade 4
 Monday - Mosher
Tuesday - Mosher
Thursday - Collins
Friday - Collins


Grade 5          
 Monday - Rm 15
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - Rm 15

           
Grade 6
      
 

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