K-8 Library News

We Have a Reading Heart


Monday, October 27 - CCCMS
Tuesday, October 28 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Wednesday, October 29 - CCCMS
Thursday, October 30 - Garfield a.m. and Lincoln 11:45-4:05
Friday, October 31 - No Encore due to Halloween Activities and 1:00 dismissal

Library News

Looking for a Great Book?
It is late at night and you are writing lessons from the comfort of your home, or your desk, and you come across the PERFECT lesson that has a book that goes with it. If you want to find out if we have that perfect book that goes with that perfect lesson, bookmark the Destiny homepage below. You can search from school or home and you can search within your school library or click to search the district to find the book your are looking for. If it is at another school let me know and I can check it out for you.


It is Up and Running
The K-8 Library Media web page is up and running. I will post recommended reads, newsletters and you can also search (still working on this function but will be working soon) each of the Clay Center elementary libraries and the middle school library from the site. More will be added as the year progresses. Stop by and check it out. K-8 Library Media Centers


Halloween week is upon us and our final installment of Halloween books for the year will be read. We will be reading Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland in 3rd grade, A Job for Wittilda by Caralyn Buehner in 2nd grade, Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman in 1st Grade, and Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London in Kindergarten.

On Friday we will see:
No Encore on Friday

Recommended Reads:

Eat Like a Bear by April Sayre - Posing the question, "Can you eat like a bear?" this book follows a brown bear as it forages for food throughout the year. Emerging from hibernation in April, the animal sets out on its quest. Each month provides a different delicacy: crispy roots and a ground squirrel in July, juicy huckleberries in September, a stash of pinecones in October. All serve to fatten up the omnivorous creature as it prepares once again for hibernation. The short text is set in a clear, large font and that, coupled with the big, full-color, cut- and torn-paper collage illustrations, makes it a natural for sharing with a group. The mammals themselves are rendered by using handmade Mexican bark paper. Its rough nature gives them greater impact and dimension on the pages. The extensive end notes provide details about the diet of the brown bear, or Ursus artos, its threatened status, and current scientific studies. This additional information increases the usefulness of the title, making it a viable classroom and research tool. That, along with the beautiful art, makes this a first choice for most libraries.-Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen - One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . . One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about "the beauty of capitalism. Supply and Demand. Diversify labor. Distribute the wealth." "Wealth?" I said. "It's groovy, man," said Arnold.

If I'd known what was coming, I might have climbed on my mower and putted all the way home to hide in my room. But the lawn business grew and grew. So did my profits, which Arnold invested in many things. And one of them was Joey Pow the prizefighter. That's when my 12th summer got really interesting. (Summary from Amazon.com)


We will see Mrs. Wuthrich/Mrs. Williams and Mr. Edwards on Tuesday.

We will see Mrs. Pfizenmaier and Mrs. Deines on Thursday.

We will be finishing the library scavenger hunt. We will continue to work on the Dewey decimal system and how to find what they are looking for in the nonfiction and fiction section of the library.

Recommended reads:

Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world by Elizabeth Rusch - Thomas Edison’s name may be better known, but as the man who made alternating current a practical means of delivering electrical power, Tesla has had a far greater influence on our world. Rusch highlights the Serbian-born inventor’s lifelong fascination with electricity as she traces his training, bitter rivalry with Edison (whose attempts to market direct current as the “safer” choice ultimately failed), and the spectacular triumph wiring the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Along with lucid explanations of AC’s advantages over DC, Rusch closes with an analysis of Tesla’s significance, plus simplified descriptions of his best-known demonstrations and devices—prefaced by a cogent, strongly worded warning about fiddling with electrical current. There’s also a bountiful resource list. Less illuminating is the graphite and gouache art, which has lightning striking low spots rather than higher ones and shows Tesla arriving in New York as the Brooklyn Bridge was being built (he actually arrived a year after it opened). Still, this may be the first time readers have met Tesla, and this portrait gives them a solid appreciation for his talents and achievements. Ed: needs cataloging. Grades 3-5. --John Peters Booklist


The library will not be open on Tuesday all day or Thursday and Friday afternoon.

We have scheduled class checkouts on Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) and Thursday (Mr. Debauch). During 8th hours on the following days, Monday (Mrs. Blake), Tuesday (Mrs. Weller), and Wednesday (Mrs. Yenni) the 6th grade language arts classes will be in the library for checkout.

Recommended reads:

Wild boy : the real life of the savage of Aveyron by Mary Losure - What happens when society finds a wild boy alone in the woods and tries to civilize him? A true story from the author of The Fairy Ring. One day in 1798, woodsmen in southern France returned from the forest having captured a naked boy. He had been running wild, digging for food, and was covered with scars. In the village square, people gathered around, gaping and jabbering in words the boy didn’t understand. And so began the curious public life of the boy known as the Savage of Aveyron, whose journey took him all the way to Paris. Though the wild boy’s world was forever changed, some things stayed the same: sometimes, when the mountain winds blew, "he looked up at the sky, made sounds deep in his throat, and gave great bursts of laughter." In a moving work of narrative nonfiction that reads like a novel, Mary Losure invests another compelling story from history with vivid and arresting new life. (Summary from Amazon.com)