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THE KINGSLEY TIMES

Librarian's Corner: November Book Fair

Nov 9, 2020 8:58:59 AM / by Kristen Eckhardt

 

Welcome to November at the Kingsley Library: Book Fair time!

“The library is a symbol of freedom.”
-Sara Sheridan, author

Book Fair Details

Welcome to November and welcome to the Book Fair! Kingsley is partnering with Follett Library Services to hold its first-ever virtual book sale, from November 2-13.

Here is the Book Fair link.

Click in, shop until your heart’s content (use the Search feature to find titles/topics you have in mind and cannot readily see on the virtual shelves) and purchase much the same way we purchase everything online. I will keep track of the orders as they arrive and get them delivered to students through their teachers. All purchases provide a monetary kickback to our school library, so when the pandemic lifts and we can reopen things, there will be “money in the bank” to spend on new titles--yahoo! Any support you provide is much-appreciated - thank you!

Virtual Library Resources

I have just completed a pop-up class offered through EDCO this past month, called Adapt, Improve, Invent: How to Be a Long Distance Librarian. The good news is that despite not having a physical library at school right now, I have plenty of pertinent and interesting library resources (resource is the key word here--we are all having to get resourceful!) to share with students that make it possible for them to enjoy wonderful literature and a wide variety of student-friendly information, virtually. The pandemic has caused a bloom in electronic sources and sharing, and I am going with it! And that brings me to this month’s highlight (besides the book fair!): Boston Public Library. It is that good and I want to make sure we use it!

Boston Public Library: Our Community Library

BPL is our school library this year. I am working with students to make sure they all have a library card to use online (BPL is free to all MA residents), and showing them how to access the 1000s of e- and audiobooks available, as well as the many online resources that are available. Subscription databases (think BookFlix, Encyclopedia Britannica online, etc.) that would cost our school thousands of dollars are free to all BPL card holders! It is amazing. Along with teaching the students how to find and use all of these materials, I try to impress upon them how lucky we are to have public libraries in our communities always upholding our freedom to read.

*Click here for your very own BPL Guide!*

Please contact me at keckhardt@kingsley.org if you have a question or query. I am so happy to help!

Be well,

Kristen Eckhardt, School Librarian

keckhardt@kingsley.com 

Early Childhood Lower Elementary Upper Elementary

Thank you so much, everyone, for your continued interest in Friday Morning Story Times! All offerings for all EC classes are asynchronous on Week A. Live Zoom Story Times occur on Week B. Click here for the schedule.

Check out Children’s Programming at BPL here. It’s updated all the time!

Looking for picture books that showcase all kinds of people? Here is a wonderful resource from American Library Association: ALA Inclusive Booklists

Please help me make sure your child has a working BPL ecard: the sign-up form is 

HERE! Thank you!

Take a look at all the books!

*BPL Kids' Virtual Stacks*

If the book your child wants is on the waiting list, encourage him/her to choose something else in the meantime...you never know when you will find that next great read!

Take a look at the Kids Resources page at BPL:

https://www.bpl.org/kids-subject/all-kids-resources/

If you are hearing your child talk about SYMBALOO and wonder what it is, here’s the link to the slideshow:

Let's SYMBALOO!

*BrainPOP Junior*

Username:

kingsleymontessori 

Password: kms

(your child can access this site from SYMBALOO)

Please help me make sure your child has a working BPL ecard: the sign-up form is 

HERE! Thank you!

Take a look at all the books!

*BPL Kids' Virtual Stacks*

If the book your child wants is on the waiting list, encourage him/her to choose something else in the meantime...you never know when you will find that next great read!

Take a look at the Kids Resources page at BPL:

https://www.bpl.org/kids-subject/all-kids-resources/

UE students may want to use the original BrainPOP.

Username and Password are the same for this site, too.

Username:
kingsleymontessori 
Password: kms

 

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Here is the link to the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award slideshow:

MCBAProgram, '20-21


Please encourage your child to participate. A number of titles are available at the Book Fair!


Have a wonderful month!

Kristen Eckhardt

Written by Kristen Eckhardt

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