Today’s Dreams Can Become Tomorrow’s Realities!
The library has a Scholastic Book Fair during the first semester of Parent -Teacher Conferences. In the spring, we offer a Joseph Beth Book Fair to encourage summer reading. Many new books are purchased from the proceeds of these fairs. Feel free to make suggestions to the librarian for books that you would like to see added to the collection.
Students visit the library with their Language Arts’ teacher every other week. Depending on the library’s policies, one or two books may be selected to take out over a two week period. You can renew your books should you need more time to finish reading them.
Handle your books with care, as charges will occur for books that are damaged or lost. When you check out books, you are responsible for their return to the library. This includes books that are stolen, or left in the classroom and missing.
Never loan your library books to friends! If they misuse or lose the books, it is still your responsibility to pay for them AND your report card will be held at the end of school year until full payment has been made for their replacement.
The Library houses thousands of books on a variety of topics.
Here are a few of them:
Fiction books—such as: mystery; suspense; horror; science fiction, romance; graphic novels; and fantasy.
Non-fiction books—- such as: ghosts; UFOs; military; folk & fairytales;
Greek mythology; nature; foreign languages; animals; cars; cooking; sports; drama; poetry and history.
Did you know that reading stimulates your brain and actually reduces stress, and increases your vocabulary.
See 10 Benefits of Reading!
Knowledge is Power!
Parents you can encourage good
reading habits in your children by doing the following:
1. Set the example — READ!
2. Provide a variety of reading materials.
3. Build on your child/teen’s interest.
4. View all reading as a positive attribute.
5. Read some books that are written for children and/or teens.
You can discuss your books together!
Books are like people —
each one is unique and have their own perspective.
Looking for Books
1. Come with an OPEN MIND — never talk yourself out of reading a book because of the cover. Read the overview of the book — which can be found on the inside jacket or back side of the book. Keep a positive attitude when selecting what to read. In doing that, you are much more likely to enjoy reading it.
2. Books are written to appeal to your interests. Think of the ways you spend your time or the subjects you would like to learn more about and find a book on that topic. Board the Titanic and get a first hand account of what it was like to be on a luxury ship that sank on it’s maiden voyage.
Would you like to travel to a far away destination? Explore and discover ancient ruins? Let the library be your ticket to get you there!
Libraries give you the opportunity to explore your personal interests by providing you with the books and resources to seek your own adventure. You can always request books by completing the online order form found on the library homepage. Your books will be placed on hold until you can pick them up in the library.