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The American Library Association  (ALA)  and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have put together an annotated list of awesome websites, Great Websites for Kids. The hundreds of sites are arranged by topics and each week a specific website is highlighted.

What's Happening

Program

Our program is based on the California Standards for School Libraries and the Common Core Frameworks for Curriculum.

When a class comes to the library, the students usually hear a book and are then encouraged to discuss it. Books are chosen to tie in to the curriculum or to help students understand more about a holiday that is being celebrated.

Each year, students in grades 1-5 listen to and then vote on their favorite California Young Reader Medal book. All students learn about the Caldecott and Newbery Medals as well as other childrens book awards and hear a book which has won a Caldecott Medal.

Once a month (or twice a month for our older students) students work on information literacy skills. These range from recognizing parts of a book to learning to locate and use wisely a variety of resources, from written to oral to digital, to locate specific information.

Students are encouraged to look for and check out books during their library time. If they choose not to check out a new book, they are asked to find a book or magazine to look at until it's time to go.