9 Sep 2015

Welcome Back to the ES Library

We have started a brand new school year at ASD! We are off and rolling in the Elementary Library. Students, teachers and parents are back and the library is buzzing with stories of summer reading, new books and plans for a great year of learning.

Students are very excited about our new "no limits" concept for our book checkout. Students are encouraged to take as many books as they want and need, visit the library frequently and manage their own library accounts. So far, students are enjoying choosing a wide range of books each time they visit. We are working on building a healthy reading diet and enjoying the buffet of choices at our library. Bon appetit, readers!

Read Around the World: Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to our students who participated in our Summer Reading Challenge: Read Around the World. Over 70 students from K2-Grade 5 completed the challenge by reading 10 or more books representing regions around the world. Mr. Advento, Ms. Carly and I will continue to visit classrooms this week to present certificates to our participants.

 Student Self Checkout

We are thrilled to have started two student self checkout stations this week. Students are learning to enter their library number, scan and stamp their own books. We are trying to increase student ownership and decrease our wait time for checkout.

You will find the self checkout stations on both levels of the library with a quick 3-step guide to get you started. If you need a hand, any of the the library staff will be happy to help. So far, our students report that it is super fun!  Give it a try!

Back to School Night

We look forward to welcoming our ES parents to our library this evening at Back to School Night. Please see our handout below highlighting learning in the ES Library. Copies are available at the circulation desk.