Library Blast

CHES Library News and Info

Good News!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Autumn! I hope you're loving the weather as much as I am!

Kudos to Carnella, Janet, and the wonderful volunteers on the AimsWeb team! Round 1 of AimsWeb screening is done! Lastly, I've discovered a new, fun format for our Library Blasts! It's called Smore, and if you're interested in learning more, you can go to!

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Hang in there! Just 12 days til Fall Break!

Technology Spotlight

My new favorite tech tool (besides Smore!) is Symbaloo! Remember PortaPortal? If you like PortaPortal, you might just LOVE symbaloo! Symbaloo is the Chick-Fil-A to PortaPortal's Burger King. The Publix to PortaPortal's Kroger. (Not that there's anything wrong with PortaPortal or Burger King or Kroger!) Where PortaPortal has lots of text, Symbaloo has lots of images! We know that lots of our little darlings are very visual, especially our EL's! Click the link below to see our CHES Library Symbaloo, and let me know if you're interested in making one of your own. It's not hard!

Symbaloo is a visual, user-friendly, kid-friendly website where you can organize links to other websites.

New Business

2nd grade will have a special presentation in the library from 8:50 - 10:00 on Thursday the 25th. Open check out will be closed during that time.

Exercise buddies will meet up on Monday September 22nd at 3:20! I am going to walk/jog for about 30 minutes. Feel free to leave early or stay longer! Rain will cancel.

3rd graders may now check out PlayAways (if they've returned permission slips). The permission slips I sent home say 4th grade, so if you hear any questions from parents, please direct them to me!

We now have a CHES library symbaloo! Let me know if you'd like to add a shortcut to your desktop and/or your student desktops, and I'll be happy to help!

Old Business

BOLO for an interests survey soon!

School delivery from Limitless Libraries is up and running! Please see me with any questions you have!