Many nonfiction books are creatively and beautifully written, in addition to being terrifically interesting, so consider including nonfiction in the selections you read with your children. In a library catalog such as ours, a book with numerals in its call number is generally a nonfiction book (but watch out for the call number 398.2, folklore and fairy tales, where you'll find works such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and the like). Is there a topic you and your student would like to know more about? Type that term in the catalog's search window and choose a "Subject" or "Keyword" search. In the records that are retrieved, the call number allows you to distinguish between nonfiction and fiction works, and to locate the book in our library. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 have seen the catalog demonstrated many times during class library visits. It might be fun to ask your son or daughter to be your "teacher"--to show you how we look for materials in our library catalog!
You are invited to visit the library to learn more about catalog searching or to check out books. The library is open during school hours: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Parents may visit with or without their students except when the library is in use for a class visit. Parents may check out 10 books at a time.
Please note, next Monday, November 11, is Veterans Day, a school holiday.
This is MBEF pledge week. Please contribute to MBEF, which supports our schools--and notably our school libraries--so generously and essentially. Without MBEF, we simply would not have many of the programs that enrich our students' lives and develop their minds. I am grateful to MBEF as a district employee, the parent of two young men educated in our school district, and a member of this community.