Palmer Library & Learning Commons

Back to School 2014 Newsletter

Welcome Back!

At Palmer Library & Learning Commons, we have been getting ready for the new school year, and are excited to welcome all students back to school! We have exciting projects planned for each grade level that address many Common Core Learning Standards and integrate 21st Century technology tools. New books have just arrived and there are many wonderful reading materials to choose from, including our set of Library Kindles.

Best wishes for a great year,

Mrs. Cartier

New and Noteable

Curriculum Night

Thursday, Sep. 25th, 6:30-7:45pm

7864 Hicks Rd

Baldwinsville, NY

Come join us this Thursday for Palmer's Curriculum Night! Learn about what your children are discovering in the Palmer Library & Learning Commons.

K-2 Resources

Pebble Go, an interactive reading and research database for Grades K-2, has expanded its content to now include Social Studies topics. Tumblebooks now has a Common Core Portal, which links specific CC learning standards for Grades K-3 to books. Tumblebooks also has a growing number of iPad compatible books and nonfiction books. Click the orange "Databases" button above to learn more.

3-5 Resources

Rosen Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space databases are new this year for Grades 3-5. All three have multimedia content, including videos and games. Using these databases is a great way to review before science tests! Click the orange "Databases" button above to learn more.

Help to develop your child's ability to read and understand nonfiction texts by visiting the eBook page of the library website (click on "eBooks and Audiobooks" above). There, your child can login to FollettShelf using his or her school issued credentials and access many free nonfiction titles. These eBooks can also be accessed on an iPad using the free FollettShelf App.

Catalist Digital allows students to access audiobooks online through the Catalist Digital website (click on "eBooks and Audiobooks" above) or the free Catalist Digital App. There are great titles available, such as books in the 39 Clues series, the Pigeon series, and more!

Click here for directions on how to download free audiobooks from the Palmer Library & Learning Commons using Catalist Digital!

List of Recommended Educational iPad Apps

Interested in educational iPad apps? Mrs. Cartier has curated an extensive list of apps based on content area and grade level.

Download the Free District App

Digital Devices Permission Slip

The Palmer Library Learning Commons has 16 Kindles and over 70 Playaways available for students to borrow! A signed parent permission slip is required prior to borrowing any digital device. Click the button above to access this permission slip.