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OMES Media Center News for August

Your Name is a Song

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by this newfound understanding, the young girl is ready to return the next day to share her knowledge with her class. Your Name is a Song is a celebration to remind all of us about the beauty, history, and magic behind names.

How to Read a Book

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.
Click here to visit the IRC Library website

The Indian River County Library has digital content that can be accessed through their website. Check out Hoopla! We used Hoopla during our first week of school to listen to an audio book and read an eBook.

Open Library for 3rd - 5th grade students

Students may visit the library each morning from 8:15 until the bell rings for class. This time is for book checkout, AR tests, reading and homework help.

After the Fall

2nd - 5th grade students enjoyed the story After the Fall by Dan Santat. Click here to visit the website and learn more about how life begins when you get back up.

Written and illustrated by Caldecott medal winner Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend), After the Fall follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher who loves to be high up on the city wall. But after his fall, Humpty is terrified of heights and can no longer do his favorite things. He finally pulls together the courage to climb back up the wall. Based on the beloved nursery rhyme, this inspiring and unforgettable picture book will encourage even the most afraid to overcome their fears, learn to get back up—and reach new heights.

Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

First graders enjoyed the story about Pete the Cat visiting a library and then were able to check out books for the first time. Typically Kindergarten and First Grade students leave their books at school in the beginning of the year. Students cannot check out a new book until their old book is returned. First graders used plus plus blocks to build robots while waiting for their turn to select a book.

Kindergarten students learned about book care from Mr. Wiggle.

Mr Wiggle's Book