JFK Library Distance Learning 2020

THERE ARE MANY RESOURCES FOR FREE ONLINE BOOKS AND ARTICLES.

Week of March 30th

Free chapters of popular manga series updated frequently.

An online, digital library with books for students K-12.

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Some of you have read The Bully. This website provides audiobooks for the entire Bluford series.

Amazon provides 100 free ebooks for children and there is also a link to 100 free eBooks for teens. You do not need a Kindle to view the books. They can be viewed on any device with Internet access. You do need a parent's Amazon account to view the free books. The list is being updated a couple of times a day, so it picks the hottest free titles that are currently available.

For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

With kids at home, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media.

This digital library features a collection of free children’s books from around the world from 73 languages.

Free access to eBooks for all grade levels.

The Library has millions of resources online – including some of history’s most important manuscripts, photographs, maps, recordings and films – to help teachers, parents and students learn about the world around us.

We have free access to the New York Times. Our user name and password is: 700221526

This is site is maintained by librarians at the New York State Education Department. Among the databases on this site are Encyclopedia Britannica, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and New York State Newspapers. Once you click on the link, select "Search the databases now." There is no log in required.

Articles (by grade level) about the current Coronavirus situation.

Ebooks and audiobooks are available through our library catalog. Use Destiny Discover to view the eBooks and audiobooks. Log in with your Chromebook name and password in order to have access to the books. Any questions, email Mrs. Romero at sromero@comsewogue.k12.ny.us

Suffolk County Library Catalog – livebrary.com

Visit livebrary to access thousands of ebooks with your library barcode. Don’t have a library card? Get a temporary card at this link https://search.livebrary.com/selfreg (valid for 90 days).

Comsewogue Public Library

Click on the Children’s tab to access online reading and lots of great resources.

Authors

RJ Palacio is hosting a read aloud of Wonder starting Wednesday, March 25 at 12 pm -12:45 pm EST. The book will be read each day until it is finished. Search for her on Twitter Live starting Wednesday!!

Many authors are conducting daily read-alouds and other activities including Jen Calonita, Dan Gutman, Jo Knowles, and Jarrett Lerner. Do a Google search to find your favorite authors.


REMINDER: Don’t worry about any overdue books. Books can be returned when school reopens. There are never any overdue book fines.


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About the Library

JFK’s Library Media Center has over 17,000 resources for students and teachers including books, magazines, newspapers and eBooks. You can visit the library with your teachers, at lunch, during X-time or if you have a pass from one of your teachers.

Mission Statement

The JFK Middle School Library Media Center serves students in grades 6-8 and staff. The Media Center focuses on teaching information skills and fostering a life-long appreciation of reading. The Media Center supports and enriches the curriculum of JFK and the common core learning standards. We provide the students and staff with a wide variety of print and online resources.

Checking Out Books

All books are due three weeks from the day they are checked out, with renewals as needed. Fines are not charged, but no other books may be borrowed until all library materials have been returned. Replacement fees are charged for lost or damaged materials.

Mrs. Romero, Library Media Specialist

sromero@comsewogue.k12.ny.us

631-474-8155

Student created bookmark stating "Explore A New Book" in a hot air balloon showing the books Divergent, Harry Potter, Fault in Our Stars, Percy Jackson, The Selection, and Hunger Games.