Archive for the ‘Book Care’ Category

This week has been a busy one in the Library-Media Center.

Kindergarten students were introduced to the world of book care with our friend, Marion the Hedgehog, in the story What Happened to Marion’s Book? by Brook Berg. In the story, Marion learns that she needs to take good care of her things – especially her library books!

They were also given special P.E.T. (Protect Every Title) Patrol book bags to keep their library books safe and dry.


First Grade classes reviewed how to use shelf markers by singing the “Shelf Marker Song” (to the tune of Hokey Pokey).  Ask them to sing it for you!

Second Grade students began listening to the story Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopkins.  In the story, Goldie finds books that are too hard and too easy.  She uses the 5 Finger Rule to locate books that are “JUST RIGHT.”  After reading the beginning of the story, we practiced this rule and made book marks to remember it!

This week is Bookmark Week in the Library!

Kindergarten and 1st grade classes are listening to the beginning of the story, Penelope Popper, Book Doctor by Toni Buzzeo.  In this week’s part of the story, students learn three important rules for taking care of books:

  1. Always wash your hands before you read.
  2. Turn the pages carefully and slowly.
  3. Never dog-ear a page. Always use a bookmark.

After reading, students visited the RES Book Hospital, where books go when they are “sick” and need to visit the Book Doctor (me!).  They explored what happens to books when the three rules (above) are not followed.  At the end of class, students earned a NEW bookmark to keep and use in the books they borrow.


3rd-5th grade classes had a “maintenance week” with bookmarks in the library.  They learned how to edit their bookmarks bar in Safari, a web-browser.  They deleted bookmarks that they wouldn’t use in school and added bookmarks that were important to them (like links to Accelerated Reader, their teacher’s blog, the RES website, and more).  These students also learned how to set their homepage in Safari to the RES website, making it easier to access the information they need and avoid taking extra steps to get to where they want to go when using the Internet.