• 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 back to a new school year!  It has been so wonderful seeing all the familiar faces and meeting some new friends along the way!  We are so excited for a great year ahead.  This year promises to be filled with reading, learning, imagining, and discovering.
    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!  Be sure to check back as the year progresses. 
    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
    Please feel free to contact me:
    (973) 457-2547


Last Modified on October 21, 2019