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.
As I write this, we are nearly at the end of the first trimester. That went fast!
The library has been adding many student-requested titles this year as well as a variety of titles to support the curriculum for specific subject areas. We are constantly updating our collection! In December, K-2 students will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite Ladybug Picture Book. We have read nearly all the titles in library class. In fact, last year we nominated a title which was accepted for the current list: It's Only Stanley by Jon Agee.
We have talked about nominating another favorite from last year: Finding Winnie: the true story of the world's most famous bear by Lindsay Mattick. Maybe it will be on next year's Ladybug Picture Book list! It is included in a list of Great Picture Books to Give as Gifts, that you can find on the library blog - http://dcslib.edublogs.org/.
Whatever you are reading, here's hoping you have some great books in your life!
Great Stone Face Booklist 2016-17
Kid's Choice Award Lists for NH
2016-17 Great Stone Face List
Students in Grades 4-6 are invited to vote for their favorite book from the Great Stone Face Booklist at the end of April every year. Over 6,600 votes were cast by New Hampshire 4th through 6th graders this spring. The winning book was El Deafo,a funny and touching graphic novel of Cece who loses her hearing at the age of 3 as a result of viral meningitis. Now in 5th grade, with the help of her "Magic Ear" hear the teacher wherever she goes in the school. A hilarious and poignant story of one girl's efforts to fit in. Congratulations to author Cece Bell on winning this award!
2016-17 Isinglass Teen Reads Booklist
This year we are re-introducing the Isinglass Teen Reads
Booklist for students in Grades 7-8. This list includes 12
diverse titles for middle grade readers. View and print out
2016 Ladybug Picture Book List
This list of 10 new picture books is recommended for students in PreK through 3rd grade. Students vote for their favorite book in early to mid-December. Last year, many classes voted to nominate the book It's Only Stanley by Jon Agee to the list. We were all very pleased to see it 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