Palmer Library & Learning Commons
Back to School 2014 Newsletter
Best wishes for a great year,
New and Noteable
At the end of last school year, we updated the Palmer Library & Learning Commons website. In addition to the Library catalog, you will find a number of resources that you can use at home with your child, including databases, audiobooks, eBooks, and much more. Take a look today!
Palmer Library & Learning Commons is excited to welcome our new fifth graders to the Library Squad! These students will be working to help keep our library neat and orderly, as well as creating original book displays!
Palmer Library & Learning Commons recently added 325 new books to the collection and created two new nonfiction categories: Sports Trivia and Minecraft. We are excited to showcase these new categories to our students!
Thursday, Sep. 25th, 6:30-7:45pm
7864 Hicks Rd
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.
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.
Click here for directions on how to download free audiobooks from the Palmer Library & Learning Commons using Catalist Digital!
Interested in educational iPad apps? Mrs. Cartier has curated an extensive list of apps based on content area and grade level.
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.