• 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.
    We also count on PTO support to host our annual Author Day visit. I am 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 students already know the humor in brevity that is the hallmark of his style!  Jeff's books are fun, creative, and playful.  He makes the most of just a few words, and his illustrations tell the rest of the story!  For more information, visit www.jeffmack.com.  We will be offering personalized, signed books.  You can download an order form here.  One will be coming home with your child, too.  Thank you to the PTO for your support and generosity!
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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. 
    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 February 1, 2019