Vance Library Newsletter

May 2020

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Attention Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade families! Prior to at-home learning, during Library classes we were reading books from the NC Children's Choice list. Most classes had read 8 of 10 books in the library. We were planning to vote for a favorite book after finishing the list. Those plans were interrupted, but students can still vote for their favorite book (with your help)! Go to . There are links for online read-alouds and a Google form for voting. Voting ends on May 31!
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We have access to TumbleBooks for the month of May!

Tumblebooks is a great source for e-books. There are picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and nonfiction. You can also look for puzzles, games, and songs! You should be able to use the site without entering a username and password.
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Has your Vance student received a note from me yet?

I've been sending out cards and bookmarks to students since mid-March, and I'm almost finished sending one to everyone (I think). Please let me know if your child has not received anything in the mail from me yet! There is a possibility that I accidentally left your child's name off my list OR I had your address incorrect. If that is the case, please send me an email ( and I'll be sure to get a correctly addressed card in the mail!

Partnership with Buncombe County Public Libraries

All ACS students can now access the public library with their PowerSchool number! (This is also their lunch number.) Even though the physical libraries are closed, students can access ebooks and audiobooks through BCPL's digital collection. Janna Hoekema, the media coordinator at Hall Fletcher, created a how-to video here:

Distance Reading Bingo

Many Vance students have enjoyed participating in the library's Reading Bingo program. Here is a bingo card for any students who are interested in participating during virtual learning. Can you fill up the whole card? (No printer? No problem! Just write down the titles you read on a sheet of paper and have an adult sign it.) Any students who bring back completed cards will get to choose a free book from the library when we get back to school!
As we navigate the world of virtual learning, I am continuing to add links to the Vance Media Center webpage . My goal is to highlight a few resources that are both worthwhile and easy to use (no usernames and passwords required!).

Stay well! I look forward to seeing you soon.