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Bethlehem students keep reading and writing

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on June 11, 2020

Despite our school buildings being closed, Bethlehem students have been continuing to demonstrate their love of reading and writing from home. In fact, many have exceeded our expectations!

Third-graders across the district recently wrote their own “Fractured Fairy Tales” as part of their study of fairy tales for literary elements, cultural relevancy, and point of view. You can read our students’ creative works by clicking this link! We think there are a few future classics in there. Our community partners at the Bethlehem Public Library clearly agree.

And just because our students have been home doesn’t mean they’ve stopped reading. In fact, they are reading more than ever!

In January, students and families used our ebook collection 2,552 times with a total 7,787 total checkouts (6,268 ebooks and 1,516 audiobooks), along with reserving 2,600 books for future reading. But in April, those numbers all increased by a big amount! There were 3,527 users who looked at our ebook collection with 13,524 checkouts (11,552 ebooks, 1,970 audiobooks) and 4,000 holds for future reading!

Congratulations to our students for their hard work on their fractured fairy tales, and keep on reading over the summer. And don’t forget all the resources the Bethlehem Public Library has for summer reading for both children and adults.

Here is an important reminder from the library about summer reading.