Library Programs

During the library lessons, the librarian will read a story to the class and then the class will discuss the story. Students will also have an opportunity to complete a reflective activity about the story. Sometimes the activity will be a color sheet or writing sheet that gives students an opportunity to color a character or scene from the story or the students might be asked to color themselves into the story. Other times students will be asked to answer questions about the story or to discuss the story with a partner or small group. The activity might also involve the use of technology, such as iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks. Having the opportunity to interact with the story in multiple ways, listening, discussing, and writing (coloring or writing) increases students’ learning. Students check out books during library classes.

During the technology lessons the librarian will introduce students to important concepts related to technology use, such as Internet safety, website evaluation,  or media literacy, and the librarian will introduce students to the online tools available for research. To see some completed student projects browse the links at the bottom of the page.

All library lessons are built using the Massachusetts School Library Association’s Recommended Standards for PreK- Grade 12 Information Literacy Standards.

Library Policies
Kindergarten and first grade students may have one book checked out at a time. Remember to send your student’s library book to school on library day so he or she can check out a new book.
Students in grades 2-4 may have two books checked out at a time. Remember to send your student’s library book to school on library day so he or she can check out a new book.
 
Censorship
The librarian might discourage a student from checking out a book that appears to be way above the student’s reading level, but the librarian will not discourage books based on content. If there are books you do not want your student to read (Goosebumps because they are scary, for example) it is up to you to discuss your concerns with your student. 
 
Reading Promotions: Get into the Game…..Read!
The reading promotion has ended for the year, but that does not mean you should stop reading!

Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you to all of the parents who have graciously donated their time to help out in the library! If you have not yet volunteered but would like to get involved, please email Mrs. Morgan at mmorgan@swampscott.k12.ma.us.

 

 
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