Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Kindergarten Library Classes

The RES library is looking for volunteers during kindergarten library classes. Library volunteers help our scholars find books and other materials, read aloud with scholars, and check books in and out. Volunteers also set up book displays, reshelve materials, and process many of our new books. Please contact librarian Beth Redford at beth.redford@cesuvt.org or 434-2461 if you are interested. Thank you very much!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Library Classes

A guest post from our teacher librarian, Beth Redford.

Kindergartners begin their class visits to the RES Library by exploring each section of the library in turn. Each week we visit a different section:

  • Picture Books (E for Everybody)
  • Early Reader (Pink Dot Books)
  • Nonfiction
  • Comic Books
  • Magazines
  • Biographies
  • Poetry
  • Spanish Books

Each week kindergartners will be bringing home one picture book to share with their families, and one "interest book" which could be from any of the sections listed above. Don't be surprised if your child brings home a big, thick book about ancient Egypt...or crystals...or a whole Shel Silverstein poetry collection to share! I encourage you to read your kindergartner's books out loud with him or her; reading aloud to children helps build their vocabularies and models for them that reading is an important part of their lives. If you ever have any questions about your kindergartner's library books or library classes, please let me know at beth.redford@cesuvt.org or 434-2461, or stop by any time you are in the building.