March on in to Your Library!
About the Library
Welcome to the Llewellyn Library. Students visit the library once a week with their class. Your child will have a great
year in the library. We
wonderful stories as they learn about authors and illustrators. We will
how books are made and make a few of our own. We will practice how to
select ‘just-right’ books. Students learn how a library is organized
and how to find the books they want. Starting in second grade, students
begin using the online catalog. Older students build research skills as
they use the library for classroom projects.
K-1 students check out one book at a time , and all others may get two books. If a child does not return their book(s), they may not check one out for that week. Lost or damaged books must be paid for before check-out privileges are restored.
Most importantly, students learn to be responsible and respectful library users. Your help in building these skills is essential. Please do not make it your job to return books each week, let your child take pride in this responsibility. Here are a few suggestions to help your child build good library habits:
- Choose one place at home where library books always get put away: a special shelf, bedside table, etc.
- Circle library day on your family calendar
- Make a reminder sign for the door you use on the way to school
- Put books in the backpack the night before
- Keeps books away from pets, food, beverages, rain, etc.
- Always take the time to share library books with your child
We are fortunate to have an amazing collection in the Llewellyn library and I appreciate your help in keeping books available for everyone. I look forward to getting to know your child and sharing hours of happy reading!
Make EVERY Day
Family Reading Day!
Get comfortable. Find a quiet place where you can snuggle up and relax.
Choose FUN books. Follow your child’s lead on this one—what interests them? Spiders, dinosaurs, fairy tales…try all kinds of fiction and non-fiction.
Act it out. Use different voices. Use faces and gestures. Make sound effects. Get silly.
Trade places. Take turns being different characters. Beginning readers can take shorter turns if they like. Or, pre-readers can act out a part from memory.
Talk about it. Ask questions about what you read such as, “How do you think this story will end?” or “What was your favorite part of the story? Why?” Don’t make it a test…let the story lead naturally to conversation.
Read it again…and again…and again. Be willing to read a favorite story many times. Play with the story-improvise new endings, new dialogue, imagine a sequel.Read aloud or silently. It’s always fun to read aloud to one another. Or, just enjoy time spent together as everyone reads on their own. Try a family DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time.
Choose a 'Just Right' Book
- An interesting topic
- A favorite author
- A favorite series
- Something new to try
- Read the front cover and the blurb on the back
- How long is the book?
- Look at the print size
- Look at the pictures
- What genre is the book?
- Read a page or two
- Use the "5 Finger Rule"
- Close the book and remember what you just read
- Does it grab you?
- Too easy? Too hard?
- Just Right!!!
Book Club News
NIGHTMARE AT THE BOOK FAIR
Fifth grader Trip Dinkleman hates to read. So when he is on the way to lacrosse tryouts with his best friend Lionel, who else but Mrs. Pontoon, the president of the PTA, asks him if he would move some crates of books into the Book Fair. He had no choice. But then, a bunch of books fell on his head. And that's where it all starts! He had been knocked out, and when Trip woke up he was NOT at school in the Book Fair. Trip Dinkleman was in a book. He goes through all different genres like horror, adventure, mystery, animal, fiction, and non-fiction. While he's on his book adventure he has a lot of questions like, "Why am I a cat who has a weird sister? Why is someone who looks like Lionel, but older, trying to push me off plane? Who are these superheroes called Captain Obvious and The Exaggerator?" But his most important question was, "Will I ever go home and see my friends and family?" Read this fascinating book to find out what happens to Trip Dinkleman.
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