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Junior School Library: Parents and Volunteers

Welcome to the Parent Page

The Junior School Library has recently switched from a Teacher Page to a Library Resource Page.  This change has given the four Academy libraries a more consistent venue for information.  This tab contains the library schedules for students, resources on reading, information about the birthday book donation program, and other library related events that impact our families.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email pguering@shadysideacademy.org

PBS

PBS provides resources for educators and parents.

It also provides educational games, within the context of its media products, for children.

Parents and Children Reading Together

Library Volunteer Schedule Link

VOLUNTEERING IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL LIBRARY

Parents are able to volunteer in the library for grades kindergarten through third grade.  Kindergarten and first grade students borrow every cycle but second and third grades borrow every other cycle.  Volunteers help check the students out at the circulation desk during borrowing.  Interested parents can use the link below to sign up for at least four slots within a class block.  The librarian or the library clerk will train these parents on their first day of volunteering.  Please email Phyllis Guering, librarian, with any questions or concerns.

Volunteer sign up link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1scbxHKPowRJW8F9a_PWL9_UuKRUxOWkJ3bZTzJeKI3M/edit#gid=0

Student Borrowing Schedule

KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE HAVE LIBRARY EVERY CYCLE

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Kindergarten

Mrs. Kim & Mrs. Martens

First Grade

Mrs. Verlotta & Mrs. Rogers

Ms. Cain

Kindergarten

Mrs. Gardiner & Mr. Hammon

First Grade

Miss Keller & Miss Folger

SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH GRADES HAVE LIBRARY EVERY OTHER CYCLE

Second Grade

Mrs. Litster & Miss Mino

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Anderson

Second Grade

Mrs. Rowan

Second Grade

Miss Riscili & Miss Mino

Third Grade

Mrs. Blazin

 

Third Grade

Mr. Stern

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Budd

 

 

Fifth Grade

Miss Nestor

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Hwang

 

Birthday Book Donation Program

BIRTHDAY BOOK DONATION FORM

The Birthday Book Donation Program has been a Shady Side Academy Junior School tradition for over 40 years.  It is an optional program that allows parents to choose a book from a list of shelf-ready books in honor of their child's birthday.  A special bookplate commemorating this gift is placed in the book, the child's picture is displayed in the library with this book, and, or course, they are the first to borrow the book.

If you would like to particpate in this program, click on the box heading BIRTHDAY BOOK DONATION FORM

Galleries of the available books can be seen in the boxes below.

The Gift of Reading

While September is National Library Card month, any day is the right day to get your child a public library card.

The following link provides information on obtaining a card

https://www.carnegielibrary.org/services/get-a-library-card/

Public libraries enable your child to apply their understanding of book selection and book organization to a larger collection. 

Public libraries present an opportunity for you to share in the library experience with your child as well.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media provides educators and parents with a tool to help them learn about the media - books, movies, games, etc. - that their children may be consuming.  The intent is to provide an unbiased evaluation given children's ages and the overall quality, general content, themes, and depictions of characters in the specific media.