St. Francis School Library News

Week of November 30, 2020

Thank You For Supporting the Virtual Book Fair!

Many thanks to all who were able to purchase new books from the school's online book fair with Scholastic!

We truly appreciate your generosity and support. Thank you!

Reminder: eBooks Available

Our school has a subscription to World Book eBooks. This product offers hundreds of electronic books on a variety of nonfiction topics, as well as fiction interest books. Our students receive unlimited simultaneous access to all of the books in the collection as well as unlimited downloads to any tablet or mobile device via the World Book eBooks app. This subscription can be accessed from home as well as in school.

As students are not currently able to check out print books from our school library, World Book eBooks can provide them with new titles to read.

Please visit our school link to World Book, enter the log-in information listed below, and select the eBooks tile to check out all the available titles.

- Login ID: stfasworldbook

- Password: knowledge1415

Home Access to World Book Online

Our school has access to several World Book Online products that provide a comprehensive suite of e-learning resources designed for all ages and abilities with articles, videos, homework tools, research guides, and more. World Book Online is a verified and safe reference source for students to utilize.

Students and families can access this digital subscription from home by using the following link:

- Login ID: stfasworldbook

- Password: knowledge1415

Pizza Hut's BOOK-IT! Reading Program

The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Reading Program starts this month. Since 1984, the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program has been dedicated to encouraging reading in schools nationwide. Students in grades K-6 may participate in this reading program. To participate, students read (or are read to) 10 books and then complete the online reading log form listing the 10 books read. Please see the link below for the reading log form.

Please note: Only 1 Pizza Hut free pizza certificates is given per month. Students must read 10 books and submit a reading log form to receive the pizza certificate for the month.

The BOOK-IT! Program runs from October 2020 to March 2021.

Online Reading Resources for Elementary Students

Reading 20 minutes a day is important for students. There are many online literacy resources for students to access at home. You may already be familiar with some. Below are a few your child can safely access to listen to stories and play interactive reading games.

Storyline Online - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. This resource is FREE.

Vooks - Vooks is a kid-safe video streaming service with ad-free, age-appropriate content. Parents are eligible for a 30-day free trial.

PBS Reading Games - Students can read and listen to stories, play interactive games, and explore a variety of topics on this safe, ad-free resource. This resource is FREE.

Storynory - FREE audio stories for kids, including fairytales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read beautifully by professional actors.

StoryPlace - A children's digital library geared more for preschool and Kindergarten-aged children. It is full of fun activities for children to explore and learn. This resource is FREE.

Library Classes This School Year

Currently, students are not allowed to check out books from the school library. This is part of the school's mitigation health plan since library books are shared materials. We will inform families if/when this library policy changes.

Library classes will take place in each classroom, rather than the library. The library class schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Grades 1, 8, and 3
  • Tuesday: Grade 4
  • Wednesday: Grades K and 5
  • Thursday: Grade 2
  • Friday: Grade 6 and 7

Amazon Wish List for SFAS Library

Interested in purchasing and donating books for the school library? Please consider reviewing the library's wish list on Amazon. Link:

Thank you to those who have already purchased from the Wish List! Your generosity is most appreciated!!