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                                                                                                                     Eve Merriam                                                                                             

                                                                                                                    SILENCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                    Quiet

                                                                                                                   so quiet

                                                                                                               without a sound

                                                                                                                     floating

                                                                                                                     falling

                                                                                                                 to the ground 

                                                                                                              snowflake feathers

                                                                                                            from snow-white birds 

                                                                                                                snow is a poem 

                                                                                                              without any words.                                                                                                 

     

                                             The hustle and bustle of December is over for another year.  January brings a stillness in preparation for the long winter that is still ahead. Freezing weather and snowstorms mark the month. However, Laurie Stringer, author/illustrator, realizes that Winter Is the Warmest Season. Grilled cheese, hot soups, cozy quilts and a good book to be shared together, help to make winter the warmest season.                                                                        

                                             Specific information regarding the day your child/children come to the library and how many books they can take out, is available on this website. See the information below. Please feel free to email or call if you would like. We will begin by becoming aquainted with library responsibilities and procedures. Location skills will be utilized by the students throughout the school year, so they can become independent when searching for books. The older students, grades 3-5,  will have an opportunity to navigate our Destiny electronic catalog. If a student forgets his/her books, they can renew the books and take out new ones when books are returned. It is helpful if the books are returned on time, so the children can enjoy taking out new books. On the library counter, poems and nonfiction articles are available to read or take home. Suggested Reading Lists and Websites are additional resources on this site.

                                         

                                               Specific information regarding: the days students have book exchanges; how many books can be borrowed and what to do if a book is missing--- all of that information is located on my website under Library Policies.

                                              We follow the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Standards, English Language Arts program, National School Library Content Standards and Technology. Distinguishing fiction from nonfiction, elements of different genres, author/illustrator studies and research are just a few of the areas that are covered throughout the grade levels via literature and technology/digital resources.

                                              THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease (7th ed.) is a wonderful resource for anyone who would like to engage their children to read regularly and with joy. It is very easy reading and incredibly informative. Reading aloud is a key component to

            Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. My extension is #2004.

     

    Mrs. Carolyn Malden

    Library Media Specialist

    "Anything and everything is possible as we grow and succeed, with each step, each day."