@ The Library

September 2019

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My name is Kelly Hincks and I am the Lower School Librarian. I studied Elementary Education at Western Michigan University, where I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in December 2005. I went on to receive my Master's Degree in Library Science and Information from Wayne State University with a focus in School Library Media in 2011. As a school librarian, it is my job to develop both reading and information literacy skills! I will primarily be working with kindergarten through fourth-grade students this year, but will also be overseeing the library curriculum and collection. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. My email address is khincks@dcds.edu.

Happy Reading,

Kelly Hincks

Hello! My name is Abby Symanow and I will be working with the preschool and junior kindergarten students this year in the library. I studied Elementary Education at Michigan State University, where I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in May 2014. I then received my Master's Degree in Educational Technology from MSU while studying in Galway, Ireland. Before joining Kelly in the library this year, I was a classroom teacher for 2nd grade and PK4. I will also be teaching 2nd-grade math and 4th grade reading this year. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know! My email address is asymanow@dcds.edu.

Yours truly,

Abby Symanow

My Child's Library Book

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Each week your child will have the opportunity to check out one or two books from the library. At some grade levels, students will check out additional books with their reading group to use in their classroom. The books they check out are their choice. Of course, we provide recommendations and support during book selection, however, it is ultimately up to your child which books they decide to take home. Choice is an important part of developing a love of reading.

When returning a book students in preschool and JK can place it in the designated spot in their classroom. In kindergarten through second-grade, students can return it to their classroom bin or to the book drop outside the library. In third and fourth grade, students can turn it into the library book drop across from the office.

Books are due each week on your child's library check out day. Children are welcome to return a book sooner if they are finished with it. They can also ask for it to be renewed if they would like to keep it for another week. Below is a list of each classroom's library check out day.


Maisonville/Pernick - Wednesday

DeBoer/Woodley - Wednesday


Cottom/Dolan - Tuesday

Krussman/VanLander - Tuesday

DuRoss/McDonald - Thursday


Stern/DiClemente - Thursday


Abelman/Klinger - Tuesday

Leitao/Webster - Wednesday

Garn/Stockreef - Friday

1st Grade:

Tiano - Wednesday

Trebnik - Friday

Gallant - Friday

Bernacchi - Friday

2nd Grade:

Lockhart - Monday

Pietrzak - Tuesday

Hobart - Thursday

3rd Grade:

Copley - Monday

Emerson - Thursday

Wilhelmi - Thursday

4th Grade:

Dennis - Monday

Bronkowski - Wednesday

Charlton - Thursday

Catalano - Friday

Library Resources You Can Use at Home

There are many resources that families can access at home that are provided by the DCDS Library Department. Here are just a few below!