Thursday, September 3, 2015

Welcome Back!!!

Library, 2015-2016

Dear Families;

Welcome to a new year at the library!  I am writing this note to offer some beginning of the year tips for book care.  As adults, we know this already, but it is good to review with your children.  This is also part of our beginning of the year lessons in the library.

Basic Book Care:

Keep your book in your backpack or a special place at home,  so it is easy to find.  

No eating or drinking near books.  

If a book is torn or damaged, return the book to the library, as we can often mend it.  If the book is damaged beyond repair; water, mold, pet damage etc., a fine will be sent home for replacement cost of the book.  
Most importantly, have fun reading together!  We do have a limited supply of books in Spanish and Hmong as well as English, so talk to your children about checking out books in other languages if interested.  
We also have e-books available for at home access if interested. The students will be reminded how to access the e-books in the next few weeks, and I will post additional information on my blog at that time.  

The library catalog and links can be accessed at 

and look for Thomas Jefferson Elementary.  

Feel free to contact me at any time!

Mrs. Jennifer Moore, Library Media Specialist

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Rhyming Online

Word Central is a great online resource if you are looking for a student friendly online dictionary and thesaurus.  There are also games, and an opportunity to build a dictionary of your own most important words.  

And for more word study...

This is a great website to practice spelling words through games.  It is also an app on the iPad so have fun spelling!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hello, Read it and Feed it Fans! Special Announcement!

Congratulations, and thank you for reading my blog.  That means, you are the FIRST to know...

The new books are here.  


A lot of student requests are on this shipment...  the I Survived series, Pokemon, paper folding and paper art, Lego books, magic tricks and many, many more.  Stop by the library and ask for your favorites today!

Or!!  Even better, log in to Destiny Quest and place a hold on your favorites.  

Don't forget to Read those Books and Feed that Brain!  

Mrs. Moore 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Welcome Back!

It is January already.  Hard to believe!  We have so much to learn and do here at the library yet this year.

One of my favorite activities from the end of 2014 was the Hour of Code.  Students at all grade levels were able and encouraged to explore drag and drop programming as well as writing basic Java commands.  This is very exciting to be a part of!  If your students want to continue with writing code from home,  we used the Hour of Code site.  On the iPads we downloaded Daisy the Dino and Scratch Jr.  These are free apps for the iPads, so I would encourage their use at home if you do own one.

As far as 2015 goes, there are many wonderful opportunities to learn around every corner and in every book!  I look forward to continued learning with you and your families!

Mrs. Moore