Rochelle Garfinkel, Librarian: rgarfinkel (at)marlboroschool.net
Summer Reading and Learning
The library will be open for the Summer of 2018 on Mondays, from 9:30-3:00. This year it is a scaled back affair – no snacks or big events, but plenty of time and space to browse for books, do some puzzles or play a game or two, build with legos and even play on the playground.
Find students’ suggestions for great books to read and add your own on our Summer Reading Reviews Padlet. (parents, please feel free to add your own suggestions!)
Bug Camp from Cricket Media, a great publisher has posted a free activity, recipe or story for every day of the summer until August 4th. (Yes, this is from 2017, but the printables are still there, and fun!
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award nominee books will all be at the library soon! Here’s the full list.
Vermont Online Library now available to ALL Vermonters!
Just use this link to get access to thousands of publications for free, from anywhere in the state. Read newspapers from around the world, watch a car repair video, do research for school, get tips on writing a resume, find the latest information on health and medicine, learn a new language, listen to podcasts – and take advantage of the “text-to-speech” options. Start by browsing the list of resources from Gale Cengage. No usernames or passwords are needed, just an internet connection. Feel free to ask Rochelle for help using these fabulous resources.
Elementary/Middle School links
Find what you need:
Library Catalog – find books in the Marlboro school library!
Epic – find ebooks and e-audio books.
Brooks Memorial Library – find books we don’t have and ask Rochelle to get them for you in Brattleboro.
Commonsensemedia.org Find reviews of books, movies, apps and games for all ages.
Online Resources for Searching and Learning
Great for first research with excellent visuals. http://www.dkfindout.com/us/
Khan Academy – way more than just math!
Online Literacy Games (non-commercial, kid-tested, learning to read games)
These are apps that are being used at school, and many can be accessed at home. If you need help with them, please email Rochelle.
SplashMath.com / Grades K-2 for math practice
SquigglePark.com / Grades K-2 for literacy skills practice (letter sounds, sight words, etc.)
Keyboarding without Tears https://program.kwtears.com/ Grades K-4
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org Grades 3-8
Typing Club https://marlboroschool.typingclub.com/ / Grades 5-8
The Foos www.foos.com / All Grades
Epic! www.getepic.com Grades K-6
We were on VPR! check out our Dorothy’s List program on the book The One Safe Place to hear students discuss the book and ask questions of the author. There are also some pictures from reporter Amy Kolby Noyes’ visit.
All members of the Marlboro Community are welcome to make use of the School Library. Please contact Rochelle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to do so.