Deerfield Community School Library/Learning Commons

The DCS Library has approximately 12,000 volumes for student and staff use.  K-8 students can check out 2 books each week from the library.  The loan period for books is 1 week for Grades K-5 and two weeks for Grades 6-8. 

The online information center is here for you to use 24/7 to gain access to information, online resources, databases and so much more!  Are you a writer?  Feel free to submit a poem to the We are Poets blog.  Have you read a good book lately?  Recommend it on the Book Discussion blog.  
  If you have suggestion for things which could be added to our new online community, email Mrs. Schonwald.

Great Stone Face Voting and Isinglass Teen Reads Voting - 4th through 8th Grades - Week of April 15 - 19th.

 Fourth through sixth graders who have read two or more Great Stone Face books are eligible to vote for their favorite Great Stone Face Book below.  One vote per person, please!  Thank you for voting! Information about winning titles will be available soon.

7th and 8th Graders who have read two or more Isinglass Teen Reads Books can vote on the form below before Friday, April 19th.  One vote per person, please!  Thank you for voting!  Information about winning titles will be available soon.

Great Stone Face Voting Form -

Isinglass Teen Reads Voting Form -

5th Grade Mystery Skype

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 Mystery Skype Jobs

DCS Reads over 19,000 books during Read Across America

Congratulations to all the DCS students and staff. Together we read more than 19,000 books in three weeks during our Read Across America celebration. 2Sm, 3N and 6S for winning a pizza party from the Read Across America Contest.  These three classes read the most books for their grade span and have each won a pizza party. 

Need a Computer for Homework?  

Students in Grades 4-8 may borrow a Chromebook overnight from the library to complete homework. The permission slip is available from the library as well as linked below.  Students can also borrow a portable hotspot for internet access to use for completing homework using the permission slip from below.

Ladybug Picture Book Award  Winner 2018

   Students in Grades K-3 voted for their favorite Ladybug Picture Book during the month of December.  Students choose from 10 picture books selected by children's librarians throughout the state of New Hampshire.  The Ladybug Picture Book Award is a kids choice award, given to the author and illustrator whose book receives the most votes from children in New Hampshire.  
     Over 2,000 children in the state of New Hampshire participated in voting for their favorite book last December. Looking for a great book for kids - check out this year's Ladybug List! 


Great Stone Face and Isinglass Teen Reads Award Booklists

   DCS students in Grades 4-8 have an opportunity to vote for their favorite book on the Great Stone Face (Grades 4-6) or Isinglass Teen Reads (Grades 7-8) reading list before April vacation each year.  Students  must read two or more books from the list to be eligible to vote.

More information about the Great Stone Face and Isinglass Teen Reads Awards can be found here:

The 2018 Great Stone Face Award Booklist: 

Great Stone Face Book Award PowerPoint Apha 2018_2019.pptx

The 2018 Isinglass Teen Reads Booklist:

Isinglass Teen Reads Booklist 2018-19

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Kid's Choice Award Lists for NH

2017-18 Great Stone Face List
The 2017-18 Great Stone Face List was announced on May 5th, 2017.  Here is a link to the new list: 
2017-18 Great Stone Face Reading List
The full list of winners for the 2016-17 list can be found here: 
2016-17 Great Stone Face Voting Tally

2017-18 Isinglass Teen Reads Booklist

During the 2017-18 the Isinglass Teen Reads List will probably be merged with the Flume Reading List for high school students.  This list has not yet been released.  Look for it here soon.

2018 Ladybug Picture Book List
   Coming soon - a new list of great picture books.  Students in K-3 at DCS helped me to nominate two titles for this year's list:  I want that nut! by Madeline Valentine and After the fall by Dan Santat.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that one or both will be on this year's list!

DCS Learning Commons 2.0

Lots of online information sources are available through this page for students to use for homework help, skills practice, and exploration of new ideas and concepts.
Online resources available on the left for your use include:
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - a 250-volume collection of e-reference books for Grades 4 and up
  • Worldbook online encyclopedia for Grades K-8
  • Tumblebooks electronic picture book library
  • Ebscohost  magazine, newspaper and primary source database
  • Novelist K-8: A source for reviews, read-alikes and recommended fiction books.
  • Selected website links are also available to support classroom projects