Hampden Meadows Library
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What We've Been Learning
How can you protect yourself from online identity theft?
Fourth grade students:
- learned about the benefits of sharing information online, but also about the safety and security risks of sharing certain types of information
- learned what type of information can put them at risk for identity theft and other scams
- learned to distinguish between personal information, which is safe to share online, and private information, which is unsafe to share.
personal information: information that can't be used to identify you, such as your age, gender, how many siblings you have, your favorite food, etc.
private information: information that can be used to identify you, such as your Social Security number, street address, email, phone number, etc.
Grade 5 - Strong Passwords
How can a secure password help you protect your private information?
Fifth grade students:
- learned how to identify the characteristics of strong passwords
- learned how to apply characteristics of strong passwords to create new passwords
Celebrating the American Library Association Awards on Monday, January 11, 2106
2016 John Newbery Medal
Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson
The War That Saved My Life
2016 Newbery Honor by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2016 Newbery Honor by Victoria Jamieson
2016 Newbery Honor by Pam Munoz Ryan
2016 Ralph Caldecott Medal
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall
2016 Caldecott Honor, written by Troy Andrews and illustrated by Bryan Collier
2016 Caldecott Honor, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
2016 Caldecott Honor, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street had the distinct honor of receiving a Caldecott Honor AND the Newbery medal! This has not happened since 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers, written by Nancy Willard and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.
Discussing the Importance of a Balanced Reading Diet
Students have generously donated magazines that their families have already read to bulk up our magazine collection. We are very grateful that so many students have shared their magazines for the enjoyment of all here at Hampden Meadows!
Authors Write Back to HMS Students!
Family Book Club
Total Circulations: 4,063
Total Holds: 273
Top Ten Titles:
1. Rules by Cynthia Lord realistic fiction, Newbery - 20
2. Amulet. Book Six, Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi graphic novel - 16
3. The Baby-Sitter's Club. Claudia and Mean Janine: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier graphic novel -12
4. El Deafo by Cece Bell graphic novel -12
5. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After by Rachel Renee Russell hybrid - 12
6. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage mystery , Newbery - 12
7. Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff realistic fiction - 12
8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio realistic fiction - 12
9. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell hybrid - 11
10. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier graphic novel - 11
Top Circulations by Homeroom:
1. Ms. Safran - 258
2. Mrs. Carroll - 237
3. Mrs. Waring - 204
4. Ms. Wilson - 202
5. Mrs. Cunningham - 193
6. Mrs. Cabral - 184
7. Mr. Cassarino - 183
8. Mrs. Myszak - 177
9. Mrs. Hunt - 171
10. Mrs. Ginalski - 159
11. Ms. Testa - 153
12. Mrs. Bailey - 152
13. Mr. Whittaker - 150
14. Mr. Farley - 147
15. Mr. Tedino - 144
16. Mrs. Couto - 142
17. Mr. Tibbetts - 130
18. Ms. Reynolds - 126*
19. Mrs. Clegg - 124*
20. Mrs. DeLory - 121*
21. Mrs. Burke - 112*
22. Mrs. Mitchell - 102*
*Monday classes missed a library class on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Literary Bucket List
Jeff Kinney, of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame, has a bookstore in Plainville, MA - An Unlikely Story
Peter H. Reynolds, of The Dot fame, has a bookstore in Dedham, MA - The Blue Bunny Bookstore
Check the bookstore websites to plan for upcoming author visits. We have amazing resources within an hour's drive to meet some literary rock stars!