From now through next spring, our school has FREE access to Capstone myON, an online library of more than 4,000 fiction and nonfiction e-books on a wide range of subjects and reading levels. I won a trial subscription (an $8,500 value!) through the CPS Department of Libraries and just received training last week. It's easy to use, and set up is simple. The first time kids log on, they'll be asked to take an interest inventory that gauges how interested they are in reading different types of books, like graphic novels, scary books, nonfiction, and more. Then, they'll take a short quiz to determine their reading level range. These two components will allow the site to make targeted book recommendations that match each student's unique interests and reading needs. I'll be walking my library classes through it in the coming weeks, but if anyone else wants to check it out, stop by the library or send me an email at email@example.com.
All four kindergarten classes received a special visit either yesterday or today in the library from Miss Stephanie, the librarian from the Northtown Public Library, and she didn't come empty handed. She had brand new library cards for more than 60 students! Earlier this year, we worked with the kindergarten teachers and parents to complete library card applications. Any student who did not already have a public library card could apply. The kids were so excited to finally get a card of their very own. Many of them told me they would have their parents take them to the library after school or this weekend to get their first books. Congratulations to those students on this milestone!
Hello, I'm Ms. Mernick, the library media teacher at Clinton. I look forward to using this site to share information and updates with my students, their families, other teachers, and our community members. Contact me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.