Valley Ridge Reader
VRA Media Center News - November 2019
We are thankful for all our new books!
November is Picture Book Month
Veterans Day Reading and Writing Challenge
Our Numbers for October 2019
Number of Books Checked Out - 4,578
Number of E-books Viewed - 296
Open Access Visits - 1,158
Number of Class Visits - 96
Number of New Books and Magazines Added - 110
Most Check-outs by a Student - Danielle from Ms. Yarbrough's Class 45
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Ms. Pounder 45
Most Class Check-outs - Ms. Yarbrough 242
Battle of the Books Meeting
Our Awesome SSYRA Readers
Sam G. - 15
Lily H. - 15
Kira S. - 15
Trevor R. - 15
Maia P. - 15
Nathan L. - 15
Mihika C. - 15
Sophia I. - 15
Xavier P. - 14
Danielle P. - 12
Michael R. - 11
Thiago L. - 11
Thomas F. - 15
Richie D. - 15
Nolan M. - 11
Lucas V. - 10
Emily R. - 10
Alexis S. - 10
For more information and a list of books, visit the VRA Media Website or see the link below. Names updated at the beginning of the month.
STEM or Science Fair? World Book Online
Worldbook Online Encyclopedia – research and games
WorldBook Online is an excellent subscription encyclopedia database resource for research for all ages @ VRA. World Book is the first place to start your research for reliable, appropriate student friendly information. You can easily access Valley Ridge Academy's subscription from the media center website at home or school. The username is vra and the password is hawks.
Traveling for the Holidays?
What will we be learning in media this month?
1. Wonderopolis - Wind Farms
2. World Book Online - Plants
3. STEM Fair Project Research
4. Veterans Day - America's White Table and Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
5. Cultural Perspective - Enemy Pie
6. SSYRA Story Time - The Bagel King and The Little Red Fort
Rubik's Cube Mosaic
Our Awesome Volunteers - Meet Kendall
Birthday Book Club
The Valley Ridge Academy Media Center’s Birthday Book Club is a wonderful way to commemorate your child’s birthday. Your participation not only enriches the library collection but allows you and your child to be personally involved in its growth. To take part in the Birthday Book Club donate one new undamaged hardcover book (not a board book). This book should be a book that your child enjoys and one that we don’t have in the media center already. You can choose a new book at the book store or a new book from the Book Fair. A quick check of our library catalog (Destiny) will tell you if we already have the book. If you would prefer, you may make a monetary donation of $15 and your child can choose from recently acquired books that are waiting to be put on the shelves.
The following is included with your enrollment;
- A special book plate placed inside the front cover of the donated book with your child’s name and birthday.
- A photo will be taken of your child with the book he/she chooses and will be displayed in the media center and online in the Valley Ridge Reader. This photo will be sent home with your child at the end of the year to keep and enjoy.
- Your child will be the first to read and/or check-out the book that he/she
donated!For more information, contact the media center or fill out the form attached below.
Happy Birthday to our Book Club Hawks!
Valley Ridge Academy Media Center
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas, information and technology. Creating a foundation for lifelong learning and a love of reading is at the heart of our program.