Valley Ridge Reader
VRA Media Center News - October 2019
Fall into A Good Book!
Two Sentence Scary Story Writing Contest Grades 3-8
We all love to hear SCARY stories and the media center would like to hear one from you! But only a short one. Come by the media center and to enter our 2 sentence scary story contest. Get a treat for entering. The best stories will be published online and displayed.
- Write a TWO SENTENCE scary story. You may use Run-on sentences. Get Creative!
- Entries must be original. Be careful not to plagiarize. We will check!
- Submit your story on a 4x6 index card that you can get in the media center. Neat handwriting please. Write your name and grade level on the back of the card. Or enter on line at Scary Story.
- Stories due October 30. Winners announced the October 31.
Our Numbers for September 2019
Number of Books Checked Out - 4,008
Number of E-books Viewed - 90
Open Access Visits - 1,509
Number of Class Visits - 66
Number of New Books and Magazines Added - 136
Most Check-outs by a Student - Danielle from Ms. Bates Class 45
Most Check-outs by a Teacher - Ms. Francis 45
Most Class Check-outs - Ms. Bates 223
Our Awsome SSYRA Readers
Sam G. - 15
Lily H. - 13
Kira S. - 15
Trevor R. - 15
Xavier P. - 11
Nathan L. - 10
Maia P. - 15
Danielle P. - 9
Alex C. - 9
Alexis S. - 11
Thomas F. - 15
Richie D. - 11
For more information and a list of books, visit the VRA Media Website or see the link below. Names updated at the beginning of the month.
MackinVia Ebooks - SSYRA Books Added
New Book - Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
Birthday Book Club
The Valley Ridge Academy Media Center’s Birthday Book Club is a wonderful way to commemorate your child’s birthday. Your participation not only enriches the library collection but allows you and your child to be personally involved in its growth. To take part in the Birthday Book Club donate one new undamaged hardcover book (not a board book). This book should be a book that your child enjoys and one that we don’t have in the media center already. You can choose a new book at the book store or a new book from the Book Fair. A quick check of our library catalog (Destiny) will tell you if we already have the book. If you would prefer, you may make a monetary donation of $15 and your child can choose from recently acquired books that are waiting to be put on the shelves.
The following is included with your enrollment;
- A special book plate placed inside the front cover of the donated book with your child’s name and birthday.
- A photo will be taken of your child with the book he/she chooses and will be displayed in the media center and online in the Valley Ridge Reader. This photo will be sent home with your child at the end of the year to keep and enjoy.
- Your child will be the first to read and/or check-out the book that he/she
donated!For more information, contact the media center or fill out the form attached below.
Happy Biirthday to our Book Club Hawks!
Valley Ridge Academy Media Center
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas, information and technology. Creating a foundation for lifelong learning and a love of reading is at the heart of our program.