Library News

February 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!

Here is a quick kid-friendly video by National Geographic all about that critter called the groundhog, or is it the woodchuck, or whistle pig? Hmmm ...

Groundhog Day

Computer Science for All

On January 30th The White House added its support to this grassroots movement, announcing a plan to help every student in America’s public schools learn Computer Science, especially girls and underrepresented students of color. This is a big deal. This “CS for All” initiative proposes $4 billion in funding and additional support for training teachers to bring computer science to students.

Weekly Address: Giving Every Student an Opportunity to Learn Through Computer Science For All
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World Read Aloud Day

On February 24, 2016, celebrate World Read Aloud Day with LitWorld and so many all around the world.

New Books in the Library


Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-learn online app anyone can use to create and print 3D models.

Tinkercad makes the 3D design simple! The more you build and create, the more fun you will have.

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Sway is a digital storytelling app for work, school and home that makes it quick and easy to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Add your content, and Sway will do the rest.
What is Sway - Microsoft Sway Tutorials

Jennifer Tierney Beechwood Elementary Library Media Specialist

Teaching 21st Century standards in reading,

research and technology

to raise student achievement and

create life-long readers and learners.