Mrs. Sheehan's Library News

Oak Knoll Elementary

Library Hours: 9:00am ~ 3:45pm

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Welcome to Mrs. Sheehan's Library News!!! I am so happy you came for a visit. I have set up this fun and user friendly parent page as a way of staying "in touch" with the families of Oak Knoll. I will be posting valuable tools and information for both parents and students to enjoy. Every month new material will be added to this webpage. However, I will keep some important information posted on the page every month.


A little bit about myself.....

This is my 17th year of teaching!!! WOW!!!! I have been teaching at Oak Knoll for 13 years. This is my second year as the librarian. I absolutely love this job!!! The library is where I was meant to be. Teaching the children of Oak Knoll school the importance of reading, literature, and researching print and digital sources is so rewarding! When children come up to me in the hallway and say, "I can't wait for library!", my heart melts. This is the BEST job in the world!


Come in for a visit!

Parents...I would love for you to come in for a visit. I was a classroom teacher for 15 years and always had on-going contact with my parents. I miss that! I am so proud of all the wonderful things your children are doing in the library and I want you to get an opportunity to see it first hand. Contact me via email to set up a visit! I can't wait :)


What are school library programs offering to the students?


  • promote a desire for life-long learning and a love of reading
  • learn and use 21st century skills of information and technology literacy


Here is a link that show exactly what is going on in the libraries of today.


Powerpoints, Podcasts, Summaries, and brochures demonstrating how school libraries have impacted student learning. http://www.lrs.org/impact.php


Library Annual Report

Annual reports show how vital school libraries are!

http://issuu.com/joycevalenza/docs/annualreport13


We are always learning and having fun in the library!

Destiny: Oak Knoll's Online Library Catalog

This is so cool!!!!! Destiny is the online library catalog system that Oak Knoll uses to help us locate books. You can now access it from home so you and your child can look for books we have at Oak Knoll! It is very easy to use. Third and Fourth grade students use this during library time to help them find the books the are in search of. They are Pros at it.

When you are brought to the district page, just click on Oak Knoll. You can type in a: Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, or Series. You do not have to change any of the other information. It's ready to go. Now, you can participate in choosing books for your son or daughter !!!! Just write down the title and call number of the book, send the information in on library day, and your child can easily find that book!

  • Take a look at a few pictures of the screens you will see when on Destiny.
  • Click on the link below to start searching Oak Knoll's Library for a good book!


Check Out These Helpful Websites: Just Click....and you will be taken to the site.

Here are just a few of my favorite links to websites I am sure you will enjoy. I will update these links often, so make sure you start a favorites folder.


Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Story Time :)

Thursday, November 14th (6:00 ~ 7:30) Story-Time at the Oak Knoll Library
*AM Kindergarten Sessions
Thursday, November 21st (6:00 ~ 7:30)
*PM Kindergarten Sessions

Since Oak Knoll's Kindergarten students do not visit the library during the school day, I am going to hold a special story time for them!


Please RSVP to my email addresses: msheehan@monroetwp.k12.nj.us


All Parents of Oak Knoll Students: Tuesday, December 3rd there will be a Lexile reading level presentation held in the library. Lexile reading levels are the reading levels of your child. This information is valuable to know for many reasons.....which will all be discussed at the presentation.


The link below will help familiarize you with lexile levels.


http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/book-selection-tips/lexile-levels-made-easy


Two Videos that help teach library skills

The Shelf Elf

This is a wonderful story that will teach us all about book care. Enjoy!


The shelf elf
Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey Decimal System

Here is a fun video that shows how non~fiction books are labeled with numbers. It also shows what the numbers mean.


Thanks so much for visiting the parents webpage.

If you have any comments or questions never hesitate to contact me.

Marleen J. Sheehan
msheehan@monroetwp.k12.nj.us
Oak Knoll Elementary
23 Bodine Ave, Williamstown, NJ 08094
(856)728-3944 Ext. 5004
District Webpage: http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/ (Very informative!)




Remember: Read to Succeed!




P.S. Here is the link to the Monroe Township Public Library website:

http://www.monroetpl.org/index.html

The public library offers so many wonderful programs for the entire family! Checkout the website for all the details





Last updated: 11/3/2013

See YOU next month!