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Slingerlands Library Media Center

 

The second half of the school year continues to be full in the Slingerlands Elementary Library!

Third grade students with some of their reading selections.

Tori from the Bethlehem Public Library taught fifth grade students about coding using Ozobots.

Students at Slingerlands have been reading and learning in the library! Over 75 students turned in Six Flags Read to Succeed reading logs which means they will earn one free day of fun at Great Escape this summer. Congratulations to each of you. Tickets will be distributed at the end of May.

Here are some of our recent activities in the library:

Kindergarten: Book vocabulary is becoming second nature to our youngest students. They have been hearing a variety of stories and finding out what they like – and don’t like – in their books.

First grade: Ask your students about local author/illustrator Matt McElligott. Can they name one of his books? What does he like to draw? Are his books funny or serious? Did they prefer Absolutely Not or Bean Thirteen? Why? We read several books by this author and found similarities and differences across the stories.

Second grade: We have been sharing what we already know about fairy tales and learning where to find them in the library. Soon we will be able to name and find all different kinds of genres of books in the library. Independence is growing as students learn which sections of the library they enjoy the most.

 

Did you know? Students have access to all of our databases on the right hand side of this webpage. When they are in school, they can freely access them. From home, however, students need to enter a password. Please feel free to email me to obtain passwords to our school databases.

Kindergarten parents: Click on the image below (DayByDayNY) to be connected to a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries. It includes a new song, story and video each day!

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The link to the library catalog is in sidebar on the right. Check out the below information to explore e-books and audiobooks.

OverDrive

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    Click above image to browse titles.

    Click here to access OverDrive
  • Our library has downloadable eBooks and audiobooks via OverDrive, similar to the eBook and audiobook formats available at the public library.
  • Students and teachers use their school library card number to access OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks.
  • eBooks and audiobooks available through the school library have been selected specifically for elementary students and teachers.
  • OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks are made possible through our Capital Region BOCES School Library System and by funding from BCSD.

Follett Shelf eBooks

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Click above image to access Follett Shelf

  • Click here to access Follett Shelf eBooks
  • The school library has downloadable eBooks via Follett Shelf.
  • Students and teachers use a school login to access Follett Shelf eBooks. Contact your school’s librarian for login name and password.
  • Follett Shelf eBooks have been selected specifically for the school’s students and teachers.

Authors & Topics

Click here to view some of the authors who have visited the Slingerlands library in recent years (along with some of their best books) and some helpful websites for a variety of topics.