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The Book Fair is coming!
The Book fair will be November 20 and 21 in the media center.
Also, we will have the Book Fair open during parent conferences November 20 in the evening.
Students will be hearing a book talk and receiving their book flyer with the book selections in
language arts class.
Don't know what to read? Bored with the same old books?
Check out this website for some new book selections!
Feel free to leave comments on the blog if you have opinions about the books!
Enjoy! Ms. D.
1) School Library Journal
2)The New York Times has released its 2013 Notable Children's Books of 2013 list.
This list inludes excellent, popular choices for Young Adult and Middle Grades.
e-books for Madison Students
Want to read a book on your tablet? See Ms. Dwyer in the media center FIRST to make your account.
Go to the following site:
User Name: firstnamelastname (no space)
PW: Student ID
Yes! There's an app for that! Go to the Google Play store or the Apple App store for Follett Enlight,
Note: At this point, the media center only has a limited selection of e-books as we are just strating to add these to our collection. To read the book, you may simply click on it. If you would like to "check-out" the book, you may select the Check-Out option.
Access the Catalog!
View Madison Media Center's book collection from the classroom or from home!
Click on the above link to see what wonders in reading we have available! Physically check out the book in the media center as usual.
Safer Internet Day
Google has placed incredibly important internet information on their website. Today, everyone must take responsibility for safety online. The link is:
Best Books of 2012!
Illustration by Julia Rothman. NY Times. 28 Nov. 2012.
What does it take to reach a middle school reader?
Check out this article from Scholastic Intructor!
If you loved The Hunger Games...
Visit these sites below for other great titles!
Nutmeg Book Selection 2014
Visit the Link Below for List of 2014 Nominees:
Begin your Nutmeg Advenutre and start to read! Voting begins April 2014.
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 4-8 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) , the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.
Get Blogging: Join the Lunch Bunch!
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 11
Do you love to read? Do you enjoy blogging? Meet friends in the media center during your lunch period. We will be discussing your favorite books and blogging about them. Let Ms. Dwyer know of your interest or if you have any questions.
Blog Site: Edmodo
(You will have to come to the club meeting to get access into the site. See Ms. Dwyer!)
Book Request Line
Do you want to read a book that you cannot find in Madison's catalog?
Do you have book ideas for Ms. Dwyer?
If you have any book choice suggestions, feel free to e-mail Ms. Dwyer!
All suggestions will be appreciated!
Click below to e-mail
Media Center Statement
The Madison library media center is dedicated to helping students succeed. The media center's mission is to enrich students' academic experience and personal growth. It is foremost an extension of the classroom where students come to complete research using texts and technology. The expanded fiction collection is a support for pleasure reading and the SSR program at Madison. The district’s online network allows students access to many educational databases such as iconn.
The media center is a resource that supports the curriculum, encourages self-actualization and independent inquiry. As such, it is responsive to students' educational and personal needs that are in constant flux.
The media center remains open after school for teachers to use with their students when necessary and initiates many after school programs.
Ms. Dwyer, Library Media Specialist
Media Center open after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.