Village K/1 Library
Mrs Carol Dempsey, School Library Media Specialist                                                                                                             

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Welcome to the K/1 Library at Village School.  This library opened in September of 2004 to be utilized by the 1st Grade, Kindergarten, Special needs, and Pre-school children.  
   The goals of the Village K/1 Library are to support the school's curriculum, to create an exciting environment that encourages children to become life-long learners, and to assist the members of the school community in becoming effective users of information.                       
                                2015-2016                                                                            2016-2017                                                                                     

January 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.

Books to read about Dr. King:

Signed into law in January 1983 by President 

Ronald Reagan, the national Martin Luther King, 

Jr. Holiday is a celebration of Dr. King’s 

immeasurable contribution to the United States, 

and to humankind. 

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, the King Holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, but also to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service.

For more information visit these links: 

National Puzzle Day 
January 29, 2018

In honor of National Puzzle Day, stretch your brain by choosing from puzzles in newspapers and online, either numerical, such as Sudoku or Ken-Ken, crossword puzzles with words or jigsaw, shaped puzzles. Crossword puzzles are the most common however; Sudoku is the most recent puzzle rage.  Better yet, invite someone to join you, either online or in-person.

To help celebrate the day read a puzzle book from the library or buy a puzzle magazine to learn more about the multitude of puzzle types -- The National Puzzler's League website lists puzzles ranging from rectangular puzzles to diamonds, octagons, windmills and three dimensional forms.

An enigmatologist is someone involved in the science of puzzles of any kind, such as mathematical, word or logic-oriented.

If you live in Port Clinton, Ohio, you can visit the National Puzzle Museum, (temporarily located at Scrambl-Gram Inc.) which contains about 4,000 puzzles artifacts, including sheet music about crosswords and a crossword jigsaw puzzle.


National Puzzle Day, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated on January 29th.  There are puzzle celebrations and events held at museums, libraries and other venues around the country.   The puzzle here is, by whom and when National Puzzle Day started.   There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress.

If you've always wanted to create your own puzzle, January 29 is the day to start. Use heavy construction paper to create a seven-piece tangram puzzle with geometric shapes that form animal or other common figures.

Online Puzzles:

The National Puzzler's League

The National Puzzle Museum

         Happy Chinese New Year                        February 18, 2018 
                       Year of the Dog
The  Chinese  New  Year  begins  this  year  on  February 16th.   Just  like  our  New  Year  is  always  on  January  1st,  the   Chinese  New  Year  is  always  on  the  first  day  of  their   calendar.  

One  of  the  most  interesting  things  about  the  Chinese  calendar  is  that  they  identify  each  year  with  an   animal.  In  simple  terms,  it’s  like  a  mascot  for  the  year.  This  year  will  be  the  Year  of  the  Dog.  The  lucky colors to wear this year are green, blue and black. 

The  Chinese  people  celebrate  their  culture  in  a  15-­‐day  celebration  of  the  New  Year.  They  celebrate   with  fireworks,  parades,  special  rituals  and  foods.       To  celebrate  Chinese  New  Year,  skip  the  fortune  cookies,  which  are  really  an  American  invention,   and  try  out  a  tangram  puzzle.  Tangrams  are  ancient  Chinese  puzzles.

               Tangram Puzzles

Here are a few links to tangram puzzles to enjoy!
                     Tangrams     and      

Volunteering 4 Hour Day Schedule 
 Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
 Renfroe AM  Campbell
10:58-11:33    Arecchi  
 11:34-12:09MacFarlane Trahim    Baldino  Renfroe 
 12:10-12:45Pugielli Kerner Brandman
 Vaccarino  Monether  Murphy