New Lenox District 122

Intermediate LRC

Welcome to the Intermediate Library Website for
Caroline Bentley, Nelson Ridge, Oster-Oakview, and Spencer Crossing! 

Bentley Library

Books are ALWAYS There For You!

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Library News from Mrs. Drews

Bentley students are so excited that the Library is open again! Students are coming to the library with their classes on Tuesdays (4th grade), Wednesdays (6th grade), Thursdays and Fridays (5th grade). I have also begun some exciting reading programs for our students, including:

 

  • Library Lions Club - 41 Students have joined the Library Lions Club! In this club, students discuss their favorite books, promote reading, and help in the Library. These students will also help out in February during our Scholastic Book Fair, which we are super excited will return this school year!

  • All-Star Reader - Students read at least 5 hours each month, log their reading on a monthly form, and receive a small prize. This program will run through May. Forms are available in the LRC.

  • Choose to Read/Reads to Choose: Illinois Childrens’ Choice Programs - This promotion includes books on the Illinois Bluestem List (grades 3-5) and Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award List (grades 4-8). This program where students read books nominated by other Illinois students will be open through mid February. Information about the programs is below under the drop-down box titled "Illinois Children's Choice Award Programs." Below are links to a Virtual Library of the books with book trailers and e-book/audiobook availability through Overdrive (offered through the New Lenox Public Library) and the Procedures & Prizes form.

 

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Nelson Ridge Library

Get Your Game On With a Good Book!

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Library News with Mrs. Drews

 

Nelson Ridge students are so excited that the Library is open again! Students are coming to the library with their classes on Tuesdays (5th grade), Wednesdays (6th grade), and Thursdays (4th grade). I have also begun some exciting reading programs for our students, including:

  • Reading Rockets Library Club - 41 Students have joined the Reading Rockets Club! In this club, students discuss their favorite books, promote reading, and help in the Library. These students will also help out in November during our Scholastic Book Fair, which we are super excited will return this school year!

  • All-Star Reader - Students read at least 5 hours each month, log their reading on a monthly form, and receive a small prize. This program will run through May. Forms are available in the LRC.

  • Choose to Read/Reads to Choose: Illinois Childrens’ Choice Programs - This promotion includes books on the Illinois Bluestem List (grades 3-5) and Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award List (grades 4-8). This program where students read books nominated by other Illinois students will be open through mid February. Information about the programs is below under the drop-down box titled "Illinois Children's Choice Award Programs." Below are links to a Virtual Library of the books with book trailers and e-book/audiobook availability through Overdrive (offered through the New Lenox Public Library) and the Procedures & Prizes form.

 

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Oakview Library

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2021-2022

Welcome back to another exciting year! I am thrilled to announce that our libraries are open and ready to welcome your child.  My name is Claire Lasak, and I will be your child’s librarian this school year. This will be my eleventh year working in the New Lenox School District and my third year as a librarian.  

Students will be visiting the library for a thirty-minute session each week. During that time they will be taught library skills, read literature, and borrow books.  Library classes will begin on August 26, 27, or 30th depending on grade level and teacher.  All books are due one week from the day they are checked out.  Books may be renewed, but the student must bring the book to the library in order to do so. 

Students are able to check out up to two books each week. If new books are needed before the next check out date, they are more than welcome to visit the library and select new books.  If a student is absent on their library day, they can return their books when they return to school.  

The library is always in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please email me at: clasak@nlsd122.org

 Happy reading!

Mrs. Lasak

Spencer Crossing Library

Welcome Back!! This is going to be a WONDER-ful year for the Crossing Students. The children will have Library weekly to checkout books and meet with the Specialist every other week.

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are needed to help in the Library daily. Volunteers organize and shelve books, checkout books to students and help process books! Library classes will the first week. If you are interested in helping please e-mail me: avanderwall@nlsd122.org

Procedures and Policies

*Students may check out 2 books at one time- one pleasure reading book, and one of their choice.

*Books are loaned out for 10 school days.

*Please check the due date card that is located in the front pocket of the book to see the date it is due.

*If the book is lost or stolen, THE STUDENT WHO HAS CHECKED OUT THE BOOK will be charged the CURRENT price of the book.

Library Happenings

E-Reading

E-Reading and Learning Resources

New Lenox Public Library offers many online choices for e-books and audiobooks. You will need a New Lenox Library card for most of these sites. 
https://www.newlenoxlibrary.org/books-services/ebooks-digital-magazines

ABCYa – Educational Games and activities for Grades Pre-K through 6
https://www.abcya.com/

Funbrain Books - Games, activities, reading, and more based on some of kids’ favorite books
https://www.funbrain.com/books

(My favorite from this site - based on the Galactic Hot Dog books by Max Bralier)
https://content.funbrain.com/books/galactic_hot_dogs_wiener_strikes_back/

Harry Potter Reading Club - For the Harry Potter Fans Grades 3-8 Sponsored by Scholastic
http://hpread.scholastic.com/

Junior Library Guild @Home - Offering FREE Digital e-books for all grade levels - No log-in.   https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home

Kate Messner – Author of books such as the Ranger in Time series is collecting videos of authors reading children’s books and has many more resources for kids and parents to use while they are home
https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/

Lightbox E-books - Offering FREE access to their entire e-book library - No login.                            https://sub.openlightbox.com/Mpa/BookListing

 Magicblox - Includes hundreds of free e-books for kids grades K-6
https://magicblox.com/

 Mrs. P’s Magic Library - Hear actress Kathy Kinney as the grandmotherly Mrs. P. read classic books 
http://mrsp.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers - Stories for grades K-3
https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/home/

 Oxford Owl - Oxford University Press offers over 150 free e-books for kids grades PreK-4
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 PBS Kids – Games and activities that go along with favorite PBS Shows
https://pbskids.org/

Read.gov (Library of Congress) - The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.
http://read.gov/kids/

 Scholastic Kids - Book trailers, games, activities for grades 3-6
https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/home/

Scholastic Learn at Home – Activities for all grades from Pre-K through 6
https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds

Smithsonian Tween Tribune - News site with interesting stories, activities, and games. The news is organized by grade level: K-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12
https://www.tweentribune.com/

Starfall – For grades Pre-K through 3
https://www.starfall.com/h/

Storyline Online – Children’s books read aloud by celebrities
https://www.storylineonline.net/

Storynory – New and classic stories for grades 3-6
https://www.storynory.com/

Storytime with Ryan & Craig Read Alouds
https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds

Time for Kids - Long and short articles about current events - For Grades K-6 (Includes a couple articles about the Coronavirus in the 3-4 and 5-6 sections)
https://www.timeforkids.com/

Tumblebooks Library – Some free, some paid subscription
http://preview.tumblebooks.com/BooksList.aspx?categoryID=161

Warner Brothers Kids (WB Kids)- Besides having videos and games from the most popular Warner Brothers cartoons, also includes comics kids could read as well as downloads of crafts, coloring, recipes, and more
https://www.wbkidsgo.com/