Library Media Program
And the winner of the 2019 Great Stone Face Award is...The Trail by Meika Hashimoto. If your child has not read this book it would make a wonderful summer read!
And the winner is.....Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima. Our students were thrilled with the results of this year's NH Ladybug Picture Book Award voting process. All of our K, 1, 2, & 3 students participated in this process. Great job, everyone!
2019 NH Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominees:
- Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juan Martinez-Neal
- Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
- A Couch for Llama by Leah Gilbert
- The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez
- Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home by Sy Montgomery and Amy Schimler-Safford
- Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
- Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
- Thank you, Omu! by Oge Mora
- The Wall in the Middle of This Book by Jon Agee
- We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins
**2020 Great Stone Face (GSF) Nominees: Voting will take place in April of 2020 to allow ample time for our students to read the selections.**
Our 4th & 5th grade students will participate in the GSF award process beginning in September 2019. The following are the titles of the nominees for 2020. The Manchester Public Library will have these titles should your child like to begin reading a few over our summer break.
- 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling
- Amal unbound by Aisha Saeed
- Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton
- Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre
- Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
- Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
- Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
- Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley
- Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras
- New Kid by Jerry Craft
- Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
- One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko
- Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective by A.B. Greenfield
- Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
- Short and Skinny by Mark Tatulli
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
- Sweep by Jonathan Auxier
- Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko
- The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
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 2018 NH Ladybug Picture Book Award Winner:
- Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
2019 Great Stone Face Award Winner:
The Trail by Meika Hashimoto
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 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.