The 2021 Great Stone Face Award Nominees have been announced. These books will be available in our library in the fall. The Manchester Public Library also has these titles available for borrowing if you would like to get started on the list. Remember: There are 20 titles that have been chosen that represent different genres as well as reading levels. This variety is chosen to include many different books that will appeal to many different readers and reading styles.
Allies by Alan Gratz
The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows
Bouncing Back by Scott Ostler
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912 (Graphic edition) by Lauren Tarshis
Notorious by Gordon Korman
The Oddmire Book 1: Changeling by William Ritter
Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga
Owl's Outstanding Donuts by Robin Yardi
Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos
A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong
Shadow School 1: Archimancy by J.A. White
A Slip of a Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff
Squint by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown
Stay by Bobbie Pyron
A Talent For Trouble by Natasha Farrant
Tito the Bonecrusher by Melissa Thomson
Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
For a short summary of each book click here: GSF Audio Summaries 2020-2021
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 and enjoyment. 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.
The 2020 NH Ladybug Picture Book Award winner is....
There Are No Bears in This Bakery
written by Julia Sarcone-Roach
All kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade students enjoyed participating in the NH Ladybug Picture Book Award voting process this year. Ask your child which book they enjoyed the most!
Mrs. Brun, Librarian
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 Destiny Catalog via the link below.
General Library Policies
The library at Weston school contains a collection of books and materials 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.
Robin Brun is the librarian for the 2020-2021 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.