Bengal Library News

August 2014

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Library News

Hello, my name is Lynn Auld and I am the Library Media Specialist at CCCMS. I am excited to be working with your students to help them foster a love for reading.


We are in the process of making changes in the library that I feel will benefit all students at CCCMS. In the library we currently have labels on the binding of books to indicate what type of genre or category each book follows. For example, students might find a label for historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and so on.


One of our goals in the library is to meet the needs of all our 6th through 8th grade students. Our older students are often ready for higher-level books. Some of our books meet this need. We are in the process of adding additional label on the binding. They will be labeled YA (Young Adult) and will be on the shelves with all other books in the library. All students will have access to these books. If you are not comfortable with your student reading a YA book, I ask that you have a conversation with your student about this label. If a student checks out a YA book and then finds that they are not comfortable with the content, they can return it and find a book that they feel is a better fit.


Our card catalog is available on-line through our district web site (http://library.usd379.org/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Hom). You may access this at home. If you do a search for YA or young adult, all books with this label will be listed.


Thank you for your support, and I am looking forward to a great year.