HILLCREST SCHOOL December 2014 Carolyn Smith Library At Hillcrest School many students go to the Library weekly or as the teacher decides. Grade K-1 borrow 1 picture book of fiction or nonfiction. Grade 2-5 may borrow two books of fiction or nonfiction. The date the borrowed books are to be returned is stamped on the slip usually at the back of the book. If the book is not returned~ 1. the student may be given a small reminder note. At our Library a Grade K or 1 student is still allowed/encouraged to borrow an older book that is usually offered. To prevent loss, students are asked to keep the borrowed book(s) in one specific place when not in use, such as in their book bag or desk. If a book is lost it does need to be paid for so it can be replaced in some fashion. (In extreme circumstances, other arrangements can be made with Ms. Collette.) Books are Fun and that is the main focus in your Library! Through the year we have fun learning research skills, types of books, including classics, how to pick a book, what the author is telling us, how to summarize the who, where problem and possible solutions in some of the fiction borrowed. We see the elements of nonfiction as we enjoy selections from the dewey decimal sections from 000 to 999. We have looked at helping books. CAROLYN SMITH LIBRARY December 2014 page 2 Our non-fiction selections will include an introduction to the ~ Reference Section ~Art/Music ~ Science ~ Sports ~ Technology ~Literature/Word Play… ~ History CAROLYN SMITH LIBRARY December 2014 page3 Some of the fiction selections include Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. What do an ant and a boy have in common? Younger students enjoyed Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra in which the Big Bad Wolf meets the three little pigs and other story book characters at the Library. Grade 3 to 5 students heard a bit of I Funny by James Patterson Life is not easy. Find the funny. & Life after a death in the family.