• caterpillar Peter Rabbit Welcome to
     Milton Avenue School Library
    The essential intent of the School District of the Chathams is to discover and grow the gifts within each child. The library/media program accomplishes this intent by fostering a love of reading and developing information literacy skills which will enable our students to think critically and become ethical and responsible members of society.
    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  The library is ready for our students with shelves full of fun new titles and old favorites.  
    This year we are looking forward to continuing our Birthday Book and Reading programs. These two PTO-coordinated activities bring in hundreds of books to our library and each time a book is donated, we include the names of the students or classes.  This means that students can come back and find their names, or names of siblings and friends, when revisiting these special books. The PTO supports the library in these and other ways.
    HOUR OF CODE - This week we've been working on our programming skills, practicing coding through the international organization, Code.org.  If you'd like to find our more, or view the games your children have been playing, visit Hour of Code.  Enjoy!  
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    The Reading Program has begun!  Please be encouraging your students to read every day and write down their books to earn points.  Follow the progress on our fun bulletin board behind Mr. DiNiro's station.  Thank you to Christine Walter and Suzanne David for their idea and design!  Click here to print a reading program form. 
    I'm so excited to announce that this year's visiting author will be Jeff Mack.  Mr. Mack is coming to Milton on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  My classes already know the humor in brevity that is the hallmark of Mr. Mack's writing style.  Throughout the year, we will continue to explore his books and focus on his illustrations and the stories they tell.  Thank you to the PTO for their support and generosity!
    Book borrowing for each class began with their first visit to the library.  Books are due back at the following library class (one week borrowing period). If a student has not finished reading a book, he or she may renew that book, as long as no one has put a hold on it.  Students are invited to exchange books any morning, as long as their teachers allow.


     Parents, please remember to pack library books in a backpack pocket away from food and drinks.  Unfortunately, we've lost some great books to spills over the past couple of years.  Students are doing their best to carry books back and forth to school in their backpacks, but if lids are not closed tightly, liquids spill.  Thank you for your help!

    Milton Avenue School Library
    Mrs. Jill Mills, School Librarian
    Please feel free to contact us:
    (973) 457-2547


Last Modified on December 13, 2018