TC Library End of Year Information

Mrs. Poland, TC Librarian

Library Book Checkout

The end of the school year is approaching. We will be working hard to get our library books turned in before the students leave for the summer. Here are some dates relating to checkout:

*Starting on May 5 students that have an overdue book by one month or longer will not be able to checkout any new books until they get their library books in. If for some reason a book is lost or damaged, the student is responsible for paying for the book to get it replaced.

*May 12-16 will be the last week students will come to the library to checkout books.

*May 20 is when all student library books will be need to be turned in.

Summer Reading

With the lazy days of summer ahead what a perfect opportunity to keep the reading growth students have made this year and even increase their growth. Research has shown that if students do not practice reading over the summer break a "summer slide" occurs. The "summer slide" is where students come back in the fall and score lower on reading comprehension tests. Cass County Public Library always has a summer reading program for students to participate in. Sarah Schlageck, CCPL children's librarian, will be coming to talk about their fabulous program on May 20. Visit their website for more information:

Student Book Recommendations

I have created a webpage that has links to useful websites that recommend books. My favorite website is called Your Next Book Read. A person can simply enter a title of one of their favorite books and it provides a list of other books just like it. Click on the link below to take you to the webpage:

Recommended Parent Reads--most found in our library!

Being a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs. Research has shown us time and time again the power of strong parenting. I have been reading a wide variety of parenting books(of course in addition to children's books) and have made a list of my favorites. Many of the titles below can be found in Timber Creek Library's Parent Section for checkout. Click on this link to take you to the list of them: