D97 Library News

November 2015

Hola! Guten Tag! Hello! Nín hǎo!

Thanks for visiting our monthly newsletter for all teachers, parents and community members of District 97. Each month, two teacher librarians collaborate to bring you great information highlighting the experiences our students have in our elementary school libraries. We hope you find this information useful and value any feedback that you care to share.

Let us know what you think!

Sharon Pearce-Longfellow School spearce@op97.org

Katie Noonan-Irving School knoonan@op97.org

Turn Im-possible into Possible: Check out one of these Growth Mindset books!

Search "growth mindset" in your library catalog for other options in your school library! To learn more about the concept, watch this ed.ted video
Notable Books from the American Library Association

Take a look at a list of picture books that the ALA has deemed notable. The D97 librarians agree!

School Library Journals Top 100 Picture books

You will recognize some of these classics...and get great ideas for new reads!

Thanksgiving Books

Culture Grams

This geography database is a fun resource for learning about people and places in the world. Students can learn about the countries of the world or the states in the USA. Thanksgiving through New Years is a good time to talk with your children about their ancestry. CultureGrams via OPPL (Oak Park Library card log-in required)

  • Where did your great, great-grandparents live?
  • How did your family come to live in Oak Park?
  • How long has your family lived in this area?
  • Where do your relatives live now?