Welcome to the Mesa Grande Library Website. 
I am Mrs.
Sewell, the "handy dandy" Library Media Specialist here at Mesa Grande 
Elementary School. It is an honor and a privilege to serve your students. My goal is to get children hooked on reading by providing an engaging library program, entertaining story time presentations and personalized attention to their individual needs.  Thanks for visiting our site. 



DON'T RUN OUT OF BOOKS TO READ! 
Don't forget Mustangs, you have access to over 400 eBooks on our Destiny Discover. 

Hop on "OUR LIBRARY" in the Navigation Box and get started on your next big READING ADVENTURE!.


BE PART OF THE FAMILY FUN!!!
Looking forward to seeing what our Mesa students and their families "build" out of Gingerbread! Get creative!

Gingerbread House Exhibit


 
NEW BOOKS NEW BOOKS NEW BOOKS NEW BOOKS NEW BOOKS

We have several new series in the library being loved by many. Here are just a few...





Mighty Mustangs LOVE to READ!!







Our Favorite Authors
These fine writers have created book series our students LOVE to read! Click on one and check out their website!





Mighty Mustangs LOVE to WRITE!!









The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
– Ursula K. Le Guin


Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
– Jane Yolen


Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.
– Orson Scott Card








TECHNOLOGY SAFETY
Students, Parents and Educators all benefit from the following link. Now that students have district assigned technology, it's up to us to ensure children are learning how to navigate the internet safely. 



















AUTUMN is the PERFECT TIME to FALL into a GOOD BOOK!

Trees are starting to change color and cooler temperatures are on the way. I can't think of a better time to find a comfy spot and read, read, read!




Thanksgiving is a time to pause and ponder all the many blessings in our lives. We have so much to be thankful for! 

Students...receive a special treat from Mrs.Sewell if you read this and come into the library and answer this question...

 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE. 
I am thankful for YOU!!


JUNIOR LIBRARIAN CREATIVE TEAM 
BOOK REVIEWS

Mustang Life: Library Skills.mp4




IT TAKES A CREATIVE TEAM
Do you love to read?
Do you like to share your opinions about books?
Do you enjoy being creative?
Do you want to learn more about script writing and iMovie?
Do you think you have what it takes to create a good book review?

Come see me in the library for details. It's where the "magic" happens.


Story Time...
 ...is a FUN time in the Library at Mesa Grande.  
 Choose a video and enjoy the story.

Thanksgiving Rules Presented by Brenda Sewell.avi



Stories to choose from:

Story Time Presentations



Reading is FUN when you KNOW about GENRES!!
We all have favorites. Reading genres work that way too. Your student will read more once they find the genres they love!


DO YOU KNOW DEWEY?
Do you LOVE learning TRUE FACTS about real topics? INFORMATIONAL TEXT is right up your alley! Learning HOW to FIND your FAVE topic is easy.
Coming to the library will teach you where it is.
Here is a great online resource too!

KidsClicks!




It's EASY to find your FAVORITE Non Fiction BOOK. The Dewey Decimal System 
shows you right WHERE to LOOK!

 








            ITALIANO...ITALIAN...ITALIANO...ITALIAN...ITALIANO
  
Just for the fun of it.... we will be learning how to say 5 colors in different languages each month in the library.  The language for the month of NOVEMBER was chosen by...                                          Ms. Canright's Class.