Sunday, August 31, 2014

RES Library first week, by the numbers #RESreads #RESvt #CESUvt

The first week of school at the RES library, by the numbers
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES students and staff: 419
  • Number of summer library books checked in and reshelved by fabulous RES library volunteers: 1,111
  • Number of  kindergartners using the RES library independently for the very first time: 34 (Mrs. Agner's class will be coming on Tuesday)
  • Number of guest readers during library classes:
  • Number of preschool families signing up for library accounts: 3
  • Number of hugs, high fives, and smiles...too many to count!
And this was only a three day week for our community of readers!

See you on Tuesday,

Mrs. Redford

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Welcome (Back) to the RES Library! #resvt #cesuvt

Answer your questions.
Find books you love.

Welcome new Cougar Cubs, and welcome back returning scholars and families! I'm looking forward to a great year of reading, researching, and creating in the RES library.

Parents and family members are always welcome at the library, and I’m always looking for volunteers to help out. Please email me at, or call 434-2461 if you are interested in volunteering, or if you ever have any questions or comments about the library. I look forward to hearing from you! - Beth Redford, RES Teacher Librarian

Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the library:

When does my child visit the library?
Students visit the library once a week with their classes for "book shopping" plus a literature or research skills lesson. A complete schedule is available here: Library Class Schedule.

Mondays: Ayer, Berliner
Tuesdays: Agner, Ankerson, Robinson
Wednesdays: Cross, Hackett, Senning
Thursdays: Darby, Gilbar, Mumford, Riggs
Fridays: Darling, Purvee, Erickson

When is the library open?
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed for lunch, after school bus duty, and occasional meetings)

How many books or other library items can my child check out?
Students may have two items checked out at a time. With the permission of their classroom teachers, students are welcome to exchange books in between their once-weekly class library visits.

When are my child's library items due back?
Library items are due back on your child's class library day each week. Your child may borrow items for additional weeks (or "renew" them) as long as no one else is waiting for them. Please send them in on library day even if your child wants to renew them.

The library emails overdue item reminders to parents once a week, and follows up with a paper notice home if items are not returned after this. If you prefer not to receive email notices, please contact me at the email address below. Also, please contact me if you are not receiving email reminders and would like to do so.

Can I check out items from the RES library?
Yes! Family members can get accounts at the RES library. This is a great thing to do if your child goes through a lot of books, especially new readers who may read several "skinny books" in one week

What other items does the RES library check out besides books?
The RES library also checks out magazines and audiobooks on CD and Playaway dedicated MP3 players.

What other services does the library provide? 
The library offers free online books that children can read and listen to at home. Please visit the RES Library website (“Library” tab on the left side of the RES web page at, and scroll down to PebbleGo or TumbleBooks for more information). There is no login or password for TumbleBooks if you go through the link on the library web page. Please contact me at or 434-2461 if you would like the password for PebbleGo.