Library Media Program

Welcome back!

     I am so excited to welcome everyone back to the library at Weston Elementary School.  I have received a few of my book orders and there are so many new books to read, discuss, and share with you.  We will enjoy the recent award winners as well as continue our exploration of the books that you had requested during the school year.  We will also spend time evaluating and exploring websites, practicing researching skills and expanding the choices available during our time together.
     We will once again participate in the NH Ladybug Picture Book Award Program for grades K, 1, 2 & 3.  For grades 4 & 5, we will review and discuss the nominees for the 2019 Great Stone Face Award. Please see the lists below of this year's nominees for these award programs.
     I am looking forward to hearing about all of the books that you enjoyed this summer...oh and don't forget to get ready to do "The Dewey Rap!"

See you soon,
Mrs. Brun
Librarian

*NH Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominees - 2018
  • After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
  • Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss 
  • Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros and Brianne Farley 
  • Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari and Patrice Barton 
  • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall 
  • Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima 
  • Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical world of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville
  • La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya and Juana Martinez-Neal 
  • The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin 
  • A Small Thing…But Big by Tony Johnston and Hadley Hooper
**2019 Great Stone Face (GSF) Nominees
  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Wedgie and Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors
  • The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran & Nick Eliopulos
  • Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
  • In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll
  • Jake the Fake Keeps it Real by Craig Robinson
  • The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
  • Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
  • Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
  • The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson
  • The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel & Alexis Siegel
  • Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  • Strongheart by Candace Fleming
  • The Trail by Meika Hashimoto
Our Library's Mission:

It is the mission of the Weston School Library to ensure that all students and staff are effective users of information for the purposes of instruction, research, and for personal growth. Our goals are to provide instruction in information literacy skills, to offer resources that expand student knowledge of the curriculum and meet the personal interest needs of the school community, and to encourage values of literacy and lifelong learning. Creating an environment where patrons feel welcome to browse and select materials that enhance their excitement and interest of pleasure reading is a top priority. 

Accessing the Library Catalog
We are very excited to announce that our library catalog is now web-based. This means you can access it online from anywhere any time. You can search for available titles and plan out your next reading adventure. Visit the Weston Library Catalog

Accessing ebooks
The Weston School Library now has a few titles available in ebook format. To access Weston Library's online book shelf, please use the following link, wbb04416.follettshelf.com When you arrive at the site, you will need to enter the Weston School username and password. You will be able to view the books online only at this time. This allows more access by more people. When you log in and select your book, it will be available to you online until you close the book or until you log out of the shelf. If your computer is inactive for 15 minutes, you will automatically be logged out. Books are available for the next patron about 15 minutes after the last person closes the book or is logged out. We hope that you will find the site easy to use and that you will enjoy your reading experience.

LibGuides
We are currently building some sites to help students explore special topics in class. The first site focuses on the International Space Station

General Library Policies

The library at Weston school contains a collection of books, magazines, and videos for student and teacher use. All students visit the library on a weekly basis. During their library time, students receive instruction in library and information skills and are introduced to a wide variety of reading materials to fit their curricular and personal interest needs. 

During their weekly library class, students have the opportunity to select books for check-out. Students in grades 3-5 have the privilege of taking their checked-out books home, while students in grades K-2 are asked to keep their books at school. Students are allowed to renew items if they have not been requested by another individual. When a book is not returned to the library, students receive an overdue notice with a request for return of the item or payment of a replacement cost, as is noted in the Weston Student Handbook.  
2018 Great Stone Face Award Winner:


2017 NH Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner:


Robin Brun is the librarian for the 2018-2019 school year. 


The library has openings for parent volunteers. Parents or grandparents who are interested in volunteering can do so through the Weston Parent Teacher Organization. Duties would include assisting with student book search, organizing returned books for re-shelving, and daily library tasks as needed.




Coming soon:

Fall Book Fair information and dates to be published soon.