Smithton Library News

Summer 2017

End of Year Update

It's hard to believe that the school year is already over. It seems like just last week that we were learning about library skills and which books were new. The fourth graders got excited about finding out that the book study we did over Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library is going to be a made-for-TV movie. It'll be out in November on Nickelodeon.

There are still about 30 or so books that haven't found their way back to the library. Please return them at the beginning of the school year when you find them over the summer.

Finally, it is with sad news that we inform you that Mrs. DeMarco and Mrs. Bryan will not be returning to the library next year. Mrs. DeMarco is moving on, closer to her hometown. And Mrs. Bryan is still going to be with Smithton, she will just have a different role.

We both wish you a wonderful summer break!

Upcoming Events / Happenings

Library Reading Clubs

Smithton Library enjoys encouraging students to read the current year's Missouri Association of School Librarians Readers Award Nominee books. Students are encourage to read the books in the award programs designated for their grade level, and then be able to vote for their favorite book in March. Students must meet their grade level guidelines, as stated below.

Important Dates

Library Dates ~ Summer/Fall 2017

  • May 23rd - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • May 24th - August 22nd - Summer Break

  • August 21st - Open House, 3:30 - 7:00 pm
  • August 23rd - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

  • September 1st & 4th - No School - Labor Day weekend

  • October 5th - Early Out
  • October 20th - 1st Quarter Ends
  • October 26th - Early out / Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • October 26th - November 3rd - BOOK FAIR!!!
  • October 27th - No School

COMING SOON! Wild West Book Fair

Thursday, Oct. 26th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 3rd, 3:30pm

505 Myrtle Avenue

Smithton, MO

More details about our Fall Scholastic book fair will be coming soon!


What Can I Do For You?

Aside from the services listed above, the librarian can help in a number of other ways too:

  • Compile websites and books for your classes/class assignments
  • Talk about books & available reading programs
  • Co-Teach a lesson/unit (in your classroom or the library)
  • Assist with research
  • Teach web programs and tools
  • Order books, videos, or other materials
  • Design tutorials and lessons
  • Help in any other way!

Please come visit or email anytime!

Library Newsletter

The purpose of our newsletter is to:

share some of the opportunities the library has available for students and teachers;
to provide fun library data; and
post important upcoming events and dates.

We hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. And also, please be sure to let us know how we can assist you - WE'RE HERE TO HELP!