Community School Library News

By Mrs. Dieffenbach

March/April 2016

Get Ready...It's Read Across America Day on March 2, 2016!

Read Across America is an annual reading celebration to help motivate and bring awareness to millions of students world-wide to pick up a book and read, read and read on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Please Join in the celebration by reading with your child! For more information about Read Across America and National Education Association (NEA), please click on this link,

I have also provided a short video from "Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brings National Read Across America Day." Published on March 1, 2011.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brings National Read Across America Day

What's Happening...

Kindergarten - Reading and learning about seasonal events.

First Grade - Introduction to both Parts of a Book and Fiction order.

Second Grade - Finishing Parts of a Book and Fiction order.

Third Grade - Continue with PARCC and testing preparations.

Fourth Grade - Continue with Dewey Decimal System and PARCC review.

Fifth Grade - Continue with Informational Text and PARCC review.

New Arrivals!

The Top 10 Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: The Ugly Truth

Diary of a Wimpy kid #7 : The Third Wheel

Curious George

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 : Greg Heffley's Journal

Diary of a Wimpy kid #4 : Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 : Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy kid : The Long Haul

Dork Diaries #1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

The Magic Tree House - Eve of the Emperor penguin

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Visit the Cumberland Public Library for upcoming events, storytimes, resources, and more!

Please click on the link for opportunities at the Cumberland Public Library Children's Center.

Overdue Library Books

Every 30 days I will generate an automatic email reminder to parents that their child has an overdue book and to please help your child locate and return to the library as soon as possible. Also, there are a few students who still have overdue books from last year. Please talk to your child regarding the whereabouts of the book and return as soon as possible. Otherwise, a replacement fee is required.


Teaching responsibility:

If 100% of the students from each classroom return their library books on time, their class will earn THREE class token.

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