Valley Ridge Reader
========VRA Media Center News - May 2020=========
YOUR AT-HOME LIBRARY
VRA VIRTUAL LIBRARY RESOURCES
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK 4-8
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
CONNECT WITH US!
Please join us in the Media Center Schoology group Friday and everyday for fun activities and discussions. You'll find the VRA Morning News posted every weekday, featuring a different teacher each day. You can connect from there to our online library or message Mrs. Ayrish Booysen, Mrs. Townsend or Mrs. Powell. We miss you and want to hear how you're doing.
Find your grade-level Media Center Schoology group. They are called Groups, not Courses, because everything we do is for fun and not tied to grades. Most students are already enrolled in their grade level groups, but if you find that you are not, below are the names and links to the Media Center Groups. Click on the link and request to become a member. We will host "Find a Book Friday" in these groups and a Middle School Book Club.
VRA LIBRARY BOOKS
THE RESULTS ARE IN....
In April, our VRA students joined students all around Florida to vote for their favorite SSYRA & SSYRA Jr. books for 2019-2020. The winners from the state are in the videos below.
Here's how VRA voted:
- SSYRA 6-8 - Greetings from Witness Protection
- SSYRA 3-5 - Cosmic Commandos
- SSYRA Jr. - Rot the Cutest in the World
NEW SSYRA BOOKS FOR 2020-2021
MackinVia EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
VRA students and staff have been given access to another 8,000 e-books on our MackinVia e-book platform. We have also added some favorite titles like Dogman! Click this link to go directly to MackinVia on any internet device.
At this link type in the location - Valley Ridge Academy and select. You will be directed to the Follett Destiny login page (blue and white). If you are not directed to this login, please click, Not My Location, refresh your screen and try again.
Login to MackinVia with your student number including the 's' and your district password (same as I-ready and HAC). Select an e-book or an audio book then download the book to your device. Read or listen to your story and enjoy.
If you can’t log-in into your account, you can go in as a guest, don’t choose a location, username - vra and password – hawks. Most books will work in this mode but you won't be able to check-out single user eBooks or download them for offline use.
On the go...download the MackinVia App on your phone or tablet. Same login.
Congratulations to Students that Read All 15 SSYRA Books
OUR NUMBERS FOR APRIL 2020
Number of Mackinvia E-books Viewed -588
Number of Mackinvia E-books Checked Out - 71
Most checked out Mackinvia E-Book - DogMan Fetch-22
Most viewed Mackinvia E-Book: Land of Stories, The Enchantress Returns
Number of Mackinvia New E-Books purchased by VRA Media Center - 82
Number of Mackinvia E-books Available for Online Reading - 9,257
(There's something for everyone!)
Number of Mackinvia Audiobooks Checked Out - 6
Most checked out Mackinvia Audiobook - Ben Franklin's In My Bathroom
Number of Mackinvia Audiobooks Available for Online Listening - 77
Digital Resources Newsletter views - 1,444
Valley Ridge Reader April 2020 Newsletter views - 924
FREE INSTANT E-CARD SAINT JOHNS COUNTY LIBRARY
The St Johns County Public Library System (SJCPLS) is now offering county residents instant online eCard signup. If you don’t already have one, you can get a temporary library card, good for 60 days, to access the library’s online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, music, digital magazines, and more.
Sign-up with this link:
SJCPLS has so many digital resources including some of our most popular titles. Use their Overdrive and Hoopla apps on your phone or computer.
They also have online events every day including storytime, craft and activities.
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.
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.