A newsletter for the NPES Learning Commons Community!

Happy Holidays!

Your Learning Commons team wishes you a very happy holiday season! We have lots to look forward to this month - Let's Read with the Lady Gamecocks program, our 1st Book Swap, and more!

In November, we helped with animal and inventor research; offered technology sessions; had Book Fair (which was a success - THANK YOU!); and more. What can we help YOU with?

Please let us know!

Your Learning Commons Team


Did you know that the NPES Learning Commons has a subscription to TrueFlix? You will LOVE it - great non-fiction resources to use in your classroom! See me for the username and password! Click the link below to explore!

Lexington 1 Learning Commons Grant

Thank you to the Lexington 1 Educational Foundation for awarding the NPES Learning Commons with a matching grant that will allow us to buy 15 iPod Touches for the Learning Commons. These will be used to listen to recorded books (purchased by the Learning Commons as well as original student work). More details coming soon!

Looking for great books?

Need books to read or looking for suggestions for books to buy as gifts? Check out these lists!

School Library Journal

*You will have to sign in to get the link to the PDF document - it's worth it!

Top 100 Picture Books http://www.slj.com/top100picture

Top 100 Children's Novels http://www.slj.com/top100novels

Notable Children's Books of 2012 - New York Times


Lion Cub Story Time

Friday, Dec. 14th 2012 at 9am

1118 Old Cherokee Road

Lexington, SC

K - 2 Book Swap

Monday, Dec. 17th 2012 at 9-11am

1118 Old Cherokee Road

Lexington, SC

3 - 5 Book Swap

Tuesday, Dec. 18th 2012 at 9-11am

1118 Old Cherokee Road

Lexington, SC

About us

The Vision and Mission of the New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information in regards to both print and online resources. We strive to provide library media materials and services appropriate to the curriculum of the school and to provide library media materials and services that meet the information and recreational needs of the learning community and that will encourage the 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. We provide opportunities for collaboration between the Learning Commons Specialist, the Technology Integration Specialist, and the Classroom Teacher to integrate information literacy and technology into instruction.