Library News

It's Summertime!

Good Luck 5th Graders!!! We will miss you.

Return Your Books!

We get as tired of contacting you as you get hearing from us, so just get those books returned. (Don't start the new school year with a bill.) Thank you!

Summer Reading Keeps Those Brain Connections Growing! The infamous "summer slide" doesn't happen if your kids keep reading.

We have lists! Go to the Havens Library Home Page and you'll find grade level reading lists that your students and/or I have created, and some from Pinterest that Ms. Vistisen found. Additionally, we have links to the Oakland Public Library and those reading lists. OPL's Summer Reading Challenge is "Read to the Rhythm." Find out more following the link from the Havens Library Home Page, or the OPL link below. You will likely find a summer reading program in any town in the USA, so try out a new public library when you're visiting family over vacation.

Tumblebooks Library and FollettShelf, our electronic libraries.

Tumblebooks Library is a subscription service that we provide to you and your students. It's got many hundreds of electronic books that can be read aloud to your child. It is organized by age level, and also by Common Core curriculum, like math books or social studies books, for example. Of course there are also educational games. Get to Tumblebooks from our library's home page.

We also have electronic books that you can access from our library's online catalog (instead of the home page, select the "catalog" tab). You'll find it on our FollettShelf . There are many fun and interesting electronic books that you do not need to check out - you just read them on any device!

A Heartfelt Thank You for Coming to the Book Fair and for your Book Donations!

Once again we've had a very successful Books, Inc. book fair. Through your purchases, we have earned a donation of over $1200 to purchase books and materials for the library. Additionally, we added nearly $1600 books to the classroom libraries and to Havens Library.

Thanks for the book donations to the library: Juliana and Jackson Thornborrow, Danielle Rhodin, the Vogl family (from the neighborhood), Wyatt Ewing, Lucy Henrich, Evan & Celeste Dickason, the Huml family, Sofia and Tomas Tarnopolsky, Eleanor & Anna Lavin, Alexandra St. Wecker, Charlie Saunders and Karina Patel. If I missed you, I apologize, and please let me know. (The books have been trickling in.)

Havens Library Team

Laura Remer, Teacher Librarian

Helle Vistisen, Library Assistant

Ellen Reed, Teacher Librarian