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.
If you are looking for resources during this time away from school, please see the Symbaloo graphic below. Please select For Families or For Teachers. You will be directed to a screen filled with links to enhance and support you during this extraordinary time. If you know of a resource you think should be included here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be well!
FYI - Your student may have come home with more books than usual. We want to ensure that all students will have plenty to read at home. If you run out of materials, please visit the public library website for access to audio and ebooks. In addition, the New Jersey Association of School Librarians has curated a collection of resources for remote instruction. This includes websites, apps, and digital tools to engage learners (and parents). I wish you all the best during this challenging time.
I hope to see you soon!
It's been a great year so far! We have participated in research and digital citizenship skills, and every day we are becoming more responsible with our computer and Internet use.
In addition, 2nd and 3rd graders now have access to digital and audiobooks through our subscription to MackinVia. To browse and borrow these hundreds of titles, please follow the link to the left to the Clever login page. From there, click on the Mackin icon and start reading! These books can all count toward your reading record, so print out a form (link on left or below) and write down the titles!
Thanks to the Milton PTO support and parent participation, we are anticipating many new books to our library collection through the Birthday Book Program and our Reading Program (you can find new reading record sheets here). Thanks, too, for our Author Day program. This year we will be hosting Tara Lazar. Please visit her website (https://taralazar.com) to learn more! If you would like to order an autographed book from Tara, please complete the book order form and submit it with payment (cash or check to MAS) to Mrs. Mills in the library.
Student expressions of appreciation are so special!
This year we are 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.
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). Students may only borrow new books when they have returned their other ones. 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 teacher allows.
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 few 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
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