News from the Library–May 30, 2014


Summer Reading Ideas


Summer is a great time to read and if you are looking for suggestions, here are links to some helpful reading lists. I think you’ll find something for everyone!

This year I also have a Pinterest Board with some great suggestions for Summer Reading.  You can find it at:


Have a great summer!


Summer Reading Lists

Battle of the Books 2015 Reading list
These are the 30 books that 4-6th graders will read in order to participate in next year’s Battle of the Books.  Click the following link for a pdf of the list of books.

BOB list 2015

abe books Children’s Reading Lists

Education World Reading Lists

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know from the NY Public Library

100 Favorite Children’s Books from the NY Public Library

Books for Boys

Big a, little a


EBook sites

We Give Books– this is a free online collection of books from many top publishers. When you read books online, the organization (Pearson) gives books to children in need. Everybody wins!


Book Apps and other educational Apps

Appydaze Blog

This is a blog with great recommendations for educational apps, some of which are free for limited times. You can sign up to receive email of new posts.


The Library 2013-14 By the Numbers…

We are winding up a great year in the Library.

Just for fun, here’s a look at the year in the Library by the numbers.



The Library
By the Numbers

It’s been a very busy year in the Library as we balanced our love of reading with new technology and new Common Core Standards.  Here is a little summary by the numbers of what happened in our Library this year.  As of last Friday, May 23:

Books checked out—4,006

Books checked in—3,745

New books purchased—218

Birthday Books donated—27

Stories read to students—362

eBooks/BookApps read to students—18

Library Skills Lessons done—114

Visible Thinking Routines done—302

Book Club Members (First – Sixth grades)—56 (out of 153 students)

Battle of the Books Team Lunch Meetings—7

Battle of the Books—1

Times Library’s 3 iPad minis used (students rotated throughout the year)—304

Times the 21 iPads on the cart used—6

Recesses open for reading and enjoyment—228

Amount of fun and learning—endless