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.
Read Across America - After School Read-Ins
Two after school Read-ins will be held in the DCS Library during the month of March. Each will be from 2:30 to 3:30 with snacks provided. Students need to be pre-registered for these events. March 7th will be a Read-In for Grades 1-2 and 6-8 (K may attend with a parent or other adult). March 16th will be a Read-In for Grades 3-5. Permission slips can be found here:
Reading Incentives for DCS Students
Whether you love to read or you have a hard time getting motivated to read, you can earn free tickets to NH Fisher Cats Baseball Games, Six Flags New England (K-6 only) and the Rye Airfield for reading. The Fisher Cats and the Rye Airfield offer free tickets for reading 5 books, in addition to required reading for school. Six Flags New England offers a free ticket for 6 hours of reading outside of what is required for school. Keep reading for more information about each of these programs.
Six Flags New England (K-6 only)
Six Flags New England offers one free ticket for students in Grades K-6 for reading six hours in addition to their required reading for school. Students must complete a reading log and turn it in to Mrs. Schonwald by Wednesday, February 22nd.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team offers two free tickets for students in all grades for reading 5 books in addition to required reading for their classroom. Families may choose tickets to one of six different games. Additional tickets may be purchased for $10 each plus a $3 handling fee per order. These forms may be submitted directly to the NH Fisher Cats or turned in to Mrs. Schonwald by Monday, March 13th.
Rye Airfield Indoor Skateboarding and BMX Park offers a free all-day pass for students reading 5 books in addition to required reading for their classroom. Rye Airfield is a 50,000 square foot indoor skate park which is open year round. Students need to let Mrs. Schonwald know when they have completed reading a book, and get one special bookmark stamped by the school library. Once they have earned five of these bookmarks, they can take them to Rye Airfield to redeem for their free all day pass. There is no deadline for this program. These bookmarks are available to your students throughout the school year.
So whether you are an avid reader or need some incentive to encourage you to read, remember that you can earn all these rewards just for reading.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact Mrs. Schonwald at the DCS Library - email@example.com.
Award Winners Announced
This year's Ladybug Picture Book Award was won by It's Only Stanley by Jon Agee, a book which DCS kids nominated to the 2016 list! About 150 K through 2nd graders voted for their favorite book from this list in mid-December. The winner was announced early in January.
Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award Winners
The American Library Association announced the winners of this year's Youth Media Awards yesterday. The winner are:
Caldecott Award: Radiant Child: The story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
Newbery Award: The girl who drank the moon by Kelly Barnhill
March: Book Three won the Corretta Scott King Award, as well as the Sibert Award for best Informational Book and the Printz Award for best Young Adult book.
We are growing! by Laurie Keller won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for best early reader.