Thursday, June 18, 2015

2014-2015 at the RES library, by the numbers #resvt #vted #vsla #tlchat

second graders celebrating with their
summer library books

2014-2015 at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 18,003
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 3,998
  • Number of uses of PebbleGo science and social studies electronic databases: 3,018
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 10,000
  • Number of summer library books in staff members' and students' hands for the summer: 2,013! Happy reading! 
Thanks for a fantastic school year full of learning and joy! - Beth Redford, RES School Library Media Specialist

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Every Hero Has a Story! Richmond Free Library Summer Reading Program #resvt #mmmusd #vted

Children's librarian L.J. Kopf from the Richmond Free Library visited RES today to promote RFL's Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story 

artwork by the hilarious Jarrett J. Krosoczka
don't miss his website

This fabulous FREE program provides reading records, prizes, activities, and an end of summer party to encourage children to read and maintain their literacy skills over the summer. All scholars received a bright pink information sheet to take home that explains more about the program.

The Richmond Free Library is located at 201 Bridge Street in downtown Richmond. Please visit their website for more information about their hours and services. Happy summer reading!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Library Books #resvt #mmmusd #vted #vlsa

Summer library book checkouts are beginning in the RES library media center! Scholars in kindergarten and grades one, two, and three will be able to check out up to 10 books from the library media center and take them home for the summer. Starting on Thursday, June 11, scholars will be bringing home “Carry Out a Good Book” bags with their summer library books. Each scholar will also get a note explaining the program and a list of books he or she has checked out for the summer. The books will be due back when school starts in the fall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school librarian, Mrs. Redford, at 434-2461 or

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May at the RES Library, by the numbers #resvt #RESreads #mmmusd #vsla

sharing a fourth grade Capstone  presentation
with friends and family on May 13

May at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 1,847 -- that's 92 per day in our 20 days of school this month
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 1,000
  • Number of checkouts for our most popular book: 14 for Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping
  • Number of fourth grade Capstone presentations shared at our annual fourth grade Celebration of Learning on May 13: 47. Please visit the ThinkCreateCollaborate blog for more information about the fourth graders and their amazing work this spring!