Hubbard Learning Commons

Newsletter - Back to School issue

Coming Soon - the Hubbard Learning Commons!

Big changes were underway to the Lincoln-Hubbard library as soon as school let out in June as work began on a major renovation and remodel of the existing space which had not been updated since being built in 1969. The new Hubbard Learning Commons is designed to be a central hub of learning with 21st century capabilities featuring flexibility in room arrangement, a new soft seating area for independent reading and center activities, an interactive whiteboard to enhance instruction, a reader's theater stage in the story area, all new furniture, shelving, and computers. Funded by the Hubbard Public Schools Fund with support from the Lincoln-Hubbard PTO, the new space promises to be a welcoming, engaging environment for students, teachers, parents, and the entire community to enjoy. Shelving and furniture arrived this week and we are planning to "cut the ribbon" on the new space October 16 so stay tuned!

So, what else is new???

More Graphic Novels and Playaways

Thanks to the generosity of the LH PTO, we have recently added over 75 titles to our graphic novel collection, significantly increasing the size of this very popular format. Graphic novels blend pictures and text in a comic book style format which kids just love! These books are sure to be flying off the shelves!

Also, thanks to a grant from the SEF we have recently doubled the number of playaways in our collection. Playaways are MP3 format audiobooks which give students the opportunity to listen to books anywhere, anytime. Listening to books has proven to increase fluency and vocabulary and is just plain fun!

About us

The Hubbard Learning Commons (HLC) is staffed by School Librarian Carole Stubeck and Library Assistant Laura Brody along with a supportive crew of parent volunteers. All students at Lincoln-Hubbard visit the HLC for 30 minutes of instruction each week where students are instructed and engaged in a variety of activities designed to ensure they become effective users of information and ideas and also may borrow books to enjoy at home. Classes may also schedule use of the learning commons and librarian for research purposes in support of curricular areas of study throughout the school year.

Upcoming event - Author Sarah Weeks - October 22

This fall, LH is proud to host author Sarah Weeks on Thursday, October 22 as part of the PTO's Cultural Arts program. Sarah Weeks is the author of over 50 books for children including her latest picture book Glamourpuss and novel, Honey. Weeks' novel So B. It is currently being made into a movie. All grades will meet with the author to hear about her writing process and ask questions. Students will be preparing for this special visitor each week during library instructional time. Visit the author's website at

Battle of the Books is Coming!

Thanks to a grant from the SEF, all students in 4th and 5th grade are invited to participate in Battle of the Books this year. Battle of the Books, sponsored by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL), is a reading incentive program where teams of students share the reading of 15 books and compete against other teams to see who can answer the most "In what book..." questions. The program is voluntary and open to all 4th and 5th grade students. Teams will meet once a week in the learning commons under the direction of Mrs. Stubeck beginning in November through March 2016.