Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2015-2016 at the RES library, by the numbers #resvt #vsla #vted #tlchat

2015-2016 at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 16,000
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 3798
  • Number of uses of PebbleGo science and social studies electronic databases: 3627
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 8,000
  • Number of scholars served by librarian visits to classroom: over 2000
  • Number of summer library books in staff members' and students' hands for the summer: 1908 Happy reading! 
Thanks for a fabulous school year of reading and creating! - Beth Redford, RES School Library Media Specialist

Monday, June 13, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! Richmond Free Library Summer Reading Program #resvt #vted #vsla

Children's librarian L.J. Kopf from the Richmond Free Library visited RES today to promote RFL's Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 

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 students received a yellow booklet 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!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Library Books 2016! #resvt #vlsa #vted #tlchat

RES scholars checked out over 1,400 summer library books this week! Reading over the summer is a great way for students to maintain and improve their reading skills during school break. And when you get to choose the books yourself, it's fun too!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

RES fourth graders invited to see El Deafo author Cece Bell at Montpelier High School!

Sign up deadline extended to June 10!

Cece Bell, the author of the 2016 Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) award-winning book El Deafo, will be accepting her award on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Montpelier High School. Ms. Bell will be signing books and there will be special prizes for DCF voters. All RES fourth graders are invited to the ceremony, because all fourth graders participated in the Dorothy Canfield Fisher program by reading or listening to at least one DCF book!

Space is limited at the award ceremony, so students and their families must sign up in advance by visiting this link. The sign up deadline has been extended to June 10. The awards ceremony is free, but families will have to provide transportation to Montpelier.

I will be going, and I would love to know who else from Richmond will be there! If you sign up to attend, please let me know so we can sit together. My email address is beth.redford@cesuvt.org. Looking forward to the evening! - Beth Redford, RES library media specialist

For more information please visit this link.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer is coming! Week 7 - Grade 2 Comparing Cultures with Hong Kong #resvt #vted

Summer Library Books! #resvt #vsla #vted

Once again this summer the RES library media center will be holding summer book checkouts! 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 Tuesday, June 7, 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  Mrs. Redford at 434-2461 or beth.redford@cesuvt.org

Thursday, June 2, 2016

May 2016 at the RES Library, By the Numbers #resvt #vsla #resreads #vted

Proud first grade authors of the newest books
in the library's Early Reader collection

May 2016 at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 1390-- that's 66 per day in our four weeks of school this month
  • Number of times scholars used the PebbleGo nonfiction databases about animals, biographies,and more: 383
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 512
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 800 (13 classes per week plus additional class visits plus individual visits)
  • Number of scholars served by the librarian during lessons and visits in classrooms: over 350
  • Number of fourth graders who completed Capstone independent research projects in their enrichment library classes: 46
  • Number of first graders who wrote books for the library's Early Reader collection: 5! Thank you Mrs. Lister's scholars!