Peak View Library Book Bulletin

Spring 2017

VA Reader's Choice Party Nearing

All K-2 students have now had all 10 primary level VA Reader's Choice books read to them and are voting on their favorite. All votes count and will sent in to Richmond in the next few weeks.

For grades 3-5 students who chose to participate, reading at least 4 of the 10 elementary level books and telling Mrs. Harter about them will be due by April 10.

At the end of April, we will have a party in the library, complete with food and free books and having a Google Hangout Session with Riverbend students who also took part in this state-wide reading program.

5th Grade Lunch Bunch Book Club

Our second semester 5th Grade Lunch Bunch Book Club finished reading Sid Fleischman's "The Whipping Boy."

To finish out the book, we read aloud the last chapter and ate garlic bread in honor of the "bad guy," Hold Your Nose Billy who was often eating garlic to stay healthy and ward off the plague.

VA 529 Plan Readings and Contest

Every student in grades K-5 is having 5 books read aloud to them in library class that are on the VA 529 book list. When the paper for the contest comes home with your child, be sure to complete it (the books read will already be listed) and mail it in for a chance for your child to win a VA 529 College Savings Plan with $529 already in it!


Massanutten Regional Library Student Access Cards (SAC)

Student Access Cards (Bookmarks) and a note have been sent home with 1st through 5th grade students. As I share with each grade level, I will be sending home each child's SAC card and the note. If you want it earlier, please write a note or email me at

Below is more information

Student Access Card, Web

Access Code: 7002110studentID# (aka Lunch#)

Adults/Families - Please use and enjoy these links to free databases and sites that give you thousands of dollars worth of information and fun for free---But, please, monitor your students and help them to access and use this safely and wisely.

This list is just some of the things you have access to. There is much more. Check it out!

Test Preparation

Learning Express – Test preparation and skill building courses for all levels of students from elementary to graduate, including GED prep.

Homework Help

Homework Help

Literati Public & Homework Help – Includes a host of resources, such as educational content for K-12 students, informational videos and tutorials. Homework Help is online tutoring in math science, English & SAT from teachers for kids in grades 3 through 12.

Learn a Language

*Pronunciator – A language learning application. Includes 80 languages. All languages have child friendly lessons

*Rosetta Stone Library Solution – A language learning application that uses an immersion method of learning. Includes 30 languages. Find additional information and help here.

For Research Databases

ProQuest – Database of scholarly journal and popular magazine articles.

Find It Virginia – Access a variety of academic and popular databases relating to a multitude of topics such as biographies, business, health and wellness, and computers.----Choose Elementary level for PKVES students


*US Major Dailies – Includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, & The Washington Post. Part of ProQuest.

*Newsbank – Search for newspaper articles from local to national papers.

*Daily News Record – Search the DNR from 1993 to the present. Part of Newsbank.

Book Reviews

*NoveList K-8 Plus – Resources to help you find that next great read or listen for readers at grades K-12 reading levels.


TumbleBookCloud – A collection of chapter books, graphic novels and audiobooks for middle and high school-aged children to read in your web browser.

Tumble Books-free ebooks