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Mrs. Daley ~ Library Assistant

May 15, 2020

Here's some more videos Mrs. Daley has created for you.

Bob and Joss 2722.MOV


Curious george 2700.MOV

Dewey 2743.MOV

Bob 2740.MOV

Beerbohm 2739.MOV

April 17th
Ms. Daley has recorded some more stories for you to enjoy!

When spring comes2685.MOV

Planting a rainbow 2667.MOV

Spring goes squish 2662.MOV

April 3, 2020

In addition to the remote library free eBook and audiobook resources I provided in the handout that went out with the first remote learning packets, here are a few others to check out.
Let's keep the children reading!

  • Don't forget about the NH Downloadable Books website (also on the Libby app) available to all NH residents with a public library card. https://nh.overdrive.com
  • Audible is offering free streaming of a children’s audiobook collection as long as schools are closed due to the pandemic. There are a lot of great titles for all ages and no sign up is required. Just click the title you want and start listening. Here’s the link, https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
  • Story Time from Space, https://storytimefromspace.com/library/ .  While in space, several astronauts have videotaping themselves reading books to the children of Earth. Currently, there are over 20 recordings to enjoy.
  • Storyline Online, https://www.storylineonline.net/library/, "streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more".
  • Junior Library Guild is also offering free access to it's eBook platform at this time, no usernames or passwords required. There are three collections included, Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Just click the button for the collection you want to view. https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/jlgdigital-free
March 23, 2020

Since we are not able to have weekly library class for the next couple of weeks, Mrs. Daley has created some videos to share with you. Enjoy!







Remote Library Resources #1

March 4, 2019

This week is Read Across America Week, which is an annual reading motivation and awareness program.There are several special events happening at CES to celebrate. Throughout the week community members will be visiting classrooms to read aloud to students, Green eggs and ham will be served at lunch Monday, Kiwanis is giving every student a brand new book to take home on Tuesday, Wednesday is Foxy Sox day, Thursday the winners of a bulletin board and door decorating contest will be announced (the library's bulletin board is pictured above), and Friday's advisory session will be Reading Buddies.

It is the school library's mission is to promote reading every week. We encourage students to borrow and take home different books during each library visit to enjoy reading and to share with their families.

December 4, 2018

Happy Holidays!

The library staff will be sending home overdue notices the week before Winter Break. Vacation is the perfect time to clean out the children's bedrooms, playrooms, and toy boxes and hopefully find those missing books to bring back to school the first week of January. 

Enjoy the break and "get wrapped up in a good book" or maybe two or three!

November 4, 2018

It is time to start thinking about the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Flyers showing some of the books that will be available are going home with students soon. 

Students will be able to browse the fair and purchase books beginning Friday, November 9th. Each class will have a specific time scheduled to visit the fair, so make sure your children know which days they are scheduled to visit with their class. 

If you plan to attend the annual Thanksgiving Lunch with your child on Thursday, November 15th, the Book Fair will be open to students' guests at that time. 

On the evening of Thursday, November 15th, the 4th grade is holding their annual Ice Cream Social from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The Book Fair will be open for that event as well.

Books & Bagels, an event just for adults to shop the fair without any children, will be offered again this year on Friday, November 16th from 8:00 am - 10:30 am. Free coffee and bagels will be available. Please come and join us for some hassle free early holiday shopping.

Money raised from the book fair provides funds for our teachers to grow their classroom libraries and to purchase books for the annual end of the year school-wide book give-away. It also helps to supplement the school library's book budget.

If you can't shop the fair in person, please check out our online fair, which is available from November 12th until November 26th

Please help make this year's Book Fair a success!
August 27, 2018
I am happy to report that Mrs. Daley is the CES library assistant again this year.

As always, one of the most important missions of the school library is to get an abundance of reading material into the hands of our students and their families in order to help develop a love of reading and life-long learning.

Multiple studies show that when children read more often and read for pleasure, they are more likely to become strong readers and experience higher levels of academic success.

CES encourages all students to read at least 20 minutes a day, for at least 4 days a week, beyond the reading required for their classes and to record this reading on weekly or monthly reading logs provided by their teacher.

The school library is the perfect place for your children to find books and magazines to bring home that they will enjoy reading with you, with other family members, or on their own, for reading log requirements or just for fun.

We encourage all students to borrow numerous books or magazines during their weekly library visits. Students are allowed to have up to 5 items checked out at any given time and are allowed to check out up to 3 items during any regular weekly library visit. Additionally, students are always welcome to visit the library more often if they wish to exchange books more frequently. Before or after school, during study hall or lunch, or at other times during the day with their classroom teacher's permission are all extra opportunities to take advantage of everything the library has to offer.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by sending me an email at dhall@csd.sau7.org or by calling the school and asking to speak to me.

February 4, 2018

This month, and continuing into March, the school library is helping to promote the Colebrook Public Library's winter reading challenge "Lights, Camera, Read". We have created a display of library books with a movie connection, which includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. These books range from early readers to titles of interest to middle school readers. Please encourage your child to participate in the reading challenge and inspire them to find books that interest them. Studies show that "students who read independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who do not (Krashen 1993; Cunningham and Stanovich 1991; Stanovich and Cunningham 1993).

December 8, 2017

The students are enjoying reading the new books made available from the Scholastic Book Fair profits. Thank you to all the students. parents, teachers, and other staff that helped to make the book fair a successful one.

I will send out overdue notices the week before school vacation in anticipation that after the presents are opened, bedrooms and other play areas will need to be cleaned to make room for new books, clothes, and of course, toys. Those missing library books might magically appear during all that cleaning and rearranging.

Happy Holidays Everyone! Keep Reading!

November 3, 2017

Scholastic Book Fair!
November 13 - November 17

Mrs. Daley and I are very busy getting ready for the annual book fair. This year's fair has a Western theme, "Saddle-up and Read". Flyers showing some of the books that will be available are going home with students next week. 

Students will be able to browse the fair and purchase books beginning Monday, November 13th. Each class has scheduled specific times during that week to visit the fair, so make sure your children know which days they are scheduled to visit with their class. 

Additionally, the book fair will be open during the 4th graders' Annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, November 16th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

New this year is a Books & Bagels event just for adults to shop the fair without their children. Free coffee and bagels will be served at this special event Friday, November 17th from 8:00 am - 10:30 pm. Please come and join us for some hassle free early holiday shopping. 

Money raised from the book fair provides funds for our teachers to grow their classroom libraries and to purchase books for the annual end of the year school-wide book give-away. It also helps to supplement the school library's book budget. If you can't shop the fair during this week, please check out our online fair, which is available from November 9th until November 29th at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/colebrookelemschool

October 1, 2017

As you can see by our new library bulletin board and book displays, this month's theme is very seasonal. Books about monsters, ghosts, witches, vampires, haunted houses, and other scary or fall themed subjects are being highlighted.

At the same time, we are continuing to promote the titles nominated for NH's Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards. In April, students in 4th - 6th grade will get to vote for the winner of the Great Stone Face book award and 7th - 8th graders will be able to vote for the winner of the Isinglass book award.

More information about these awards and the books on these lists can be found at the NH School Library Media Association website on the NH book awards page, http://www.nhslma.org/NH-Book-Awards.

During library classes this month, students in grades Pre-K through grade 2 will continue learning more about traditional stories, including nursery rhymes, fables/folklore, and tale tales as well as having some fun with Halloween themed stories and activities.

Grades 3 through 6 will be continuing to learn library related skills, including discovering new genres, locating library books by call numbers/spine labels, and using the table of contents and the index of nonfiction books to locate information about specific topics. They will also be hearing a great American classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

September 5, 2017

Welcome back to Colebrook Elementary School!

Mrs. Lucie Daley is the new assistant librarian. Both her and I are looking forward to having a great year in the library. 

This year 7th and 8th graders have the opportunity to use the library every morning from 7:30 until the 7:55 bell. 6th graders have study hall in the library during last period every day and can check out library materials during that time.

Grades Pre-K through 5 have a 30 or 45 minute scheduled library time every week. You can find which day of the week your child has his or her library special by looking at the sidebar to the right. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by sending me an email at dhall@csd.sau7.org or by calling the school.

June 7, 2017

Have a fantastic summer! Keep reading! 

While school is out, visit the Colebrook Public Library. This year's Summer Reading Program theme is "Build a Better World". There will be lots of great activities going on there in June and July and lots of marvelous books available all summer long.

I'll see you at the end of August to start another great school year!

April 1, 2017

April is National School Library Month!

March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow!

We hope to see you at tonight's Curriculum Fair.

Miss Haselton's 1st graders made Leprechaun masks in library class with Ms. Riley yesterday after listening to the story 
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing. 
Aren't they an adorable bunch?

November 22, 2016

The book fair went quite well. Thank you to everyone who helped support the school and promote reading through purchasing books and/or volunteering to help run the fair!

Pre-K through grade two students have been recently hearing some Thanksgiving themed stories and doing some story related activities.

Grade three and grade five students have been learning how to use the online catalog. I have placed a link at the top of this page so parents and students can search the catalog from home. The link is also located in the Links section located on the left side of the school website.

Grade four has been searching for information about specific volcanos. This is in conjunction with a unit they have been working on in the classroom. The information they locate is being used to create a PowerPoint presentation. Each student is responsible for creating one slide, which will include images and facts about a specfic volcano.

November 2, 2016
Book Fair 

Colebrook Elementary School’s annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held during American Education Week 2016, which is November 14 – 18. The book fair will be open every day from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for students and teachers to browse and make purchases. The book fair will also be open for family and friends on Wednesday evening November 16th during the annual 4th grade ice cream social. Money raised by our annual book fair provides funds to increase our teachers’ classroom libraries, purchase books for an end of the year school-wide book giveaway, and can help supplement our school library’s book budget. There will be a huge selection of great books for all ages. Before the fair, students will bring home flyers promoting some of the most popular titles that will be available. This is a great opportunity for early holiday shopping that at the same time supports your child’s school and helps your child and his or her classmates develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading. If you can’t join the fun in person, please consider ordering from our book fair online available November 9 – 22 at 



September 19, 2016

There's been a few middle school students dropping in in the mornings to use the library, but there's plenty of room for more. Lunch time visits haven't caught on yet, but I hope some students will start coming in then too. 

Pre - K through grade 2 students have been learning and/or reviewing how to be a STARR in the library and listening to stories.

Third graders have been doing some desert animal research and learning about all the different ways we use reading outside of school.

Four and fifth grade have been actively discovering some of the great books we have available in the library, including the 2016 Great Stone Face nominees, as well as learning a little bit about the Library of Congress.

August 31, 2016

Welcome back!

There will be a few minor changes this year. I will be at CES every morning teaching keyboarding and Preschool, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5 library classes. Ms. Riley will be at CES every afternoon and will be leading the Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 library classes.

Also new this year, there will be more opportunity for the middle school students to use the library. 

In addition to being able to visit before the first bell and after the last bell, middle school students will be able to visit during their lunch period. I hope to see them talking advantage of this extra time to check out more of our great books and to study and complete homework.

June 6, 2016

Have a fantastic summer! Keep reading!

Thanks for a fabulous first year at Colebrook Elementary. It was great getting to know all the students and staff. I'm sure next year will be even better.

While school is out, you can visit the Colebrook Public Library. There are super programs going on there in June and July and lots of marvelous books available all summer long.

See you August 31st!

March 26, 2016

Please take a look at this new PSA (Public Service Announcement) celebrating how school librarians transform learning by inspiring and feeding the curiosity of their students.

February 8, 2016

Many CES students recently participated in a book swap event held in the library. Thanks to one of CES's substitute teachers, Mr. Farnsworth, a couple of pictures of the event made it into the News & Sentinel. We look forward to trying another book swap next year.

Pre K and Kindergarten have been listening to and discussing some traditional fairy tales, including The Gingerbreadman and The Emperor's New Clothes.

First grade has been listening to some familiar, and some not so familiar, fables. They are learning that a fable always has a moral or lesson to teach.

Second grade has just begun a unit on Tall Tales. Last week they listened to and discussed the Legend of John Henry. This week's Tall Tale will be The Legend of Casey Jones.

Third grade will be starting a unit on using various research tools, starting with learning all about the thesaurus. A focus of this unit will be on determining which resource, such as a dictionary, or an encyclopedia, or an atlas, for instance, is likely to be the best tool for finding the answer in a variety of situations.

Grades Four and Five have been learning the basics of library organization and just started a mini research project for Black History Month.

December 11, 2015

Vacation is almost here! The school year seems to be flying right by, but the automation project is starting to really pick up speed too. Hundreds of the library's books are being added every week.

There are a few students who have been notified of overdue library books. Vacation is the perfect time to search all over the house for them. Look under furniture, in toy boxes, closets, backpacks, and even the family car. It's never too late to return it!

Pre-K and Kindergarten will soon be finished with their Nursery Rhyme units.

This week, 1st grade listened to Winter Woes written by New Hampshire's own Marty Kelley. It's a funny book full of rhymes, which is about all the things a boy imagines could possibly go wrong when playing outside in the winter.

The past two weeks, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade listened to The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams and then discussed the similarities and differences between this story, which was written nearly one hundred years ago, and the story told in the Toy Story movie series.

Students in 3rd and 4th grade continue working on earning Book Fair Bucks for next year's fair.

The 5th grade classes finished their unit on fiction genres. They will have a test on what they learned, which will count towards their English grade. After the break, they will be learning about nonfiction genres and relating that to the Dewey Decimal System of organizing materials in the library.

Have a great vacation everyone!

November 12, 2015

The Book Fair is here! 

Teachers can preview the Book Fair on Friday, November 13.

The Book Fair is open for students and parents November 16 -20 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. 

Additionally, on Thursday, November 19th, the Book Fair will be open during the Ice Cream Social.

Twenty-two students in 3rd and 4th grade earned $33.00 in Book Fair Bucks through maintaining their adopted library shelves over the course of the school year so far.

More new library books are arriving nearly every week and continue to be very popular with students.

Don't forget that middle school students can visit the library mornings before class begins and in afternoons after dismissal. Middle school students are also welcome to visit nearly any time of the day with their teacher's permission. 

Since the beginning of the school year, Ms. Riley and I have been working on automating Colebrook Elementary School's and Colebrook Academy's library collections. Many of our books now have barcodes and are entered into our online catalog. We enter more titles each day and in the coming months students and staff will have lessons on how to use this new system to search for resources.

Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday!

October 18, 2015

The library recently added many new books, which I'm happy to report, have been flying off the shelves. More new books are expected soon and I expect the demand to borrow those titles will be just as high.

In addition to participating in the forty book challenge, 5th graders have been learning about literary genres. So far, they have covered the fiction genres of Fantasy and Realistic Fiction. Next week's lesson is about Science Fiction.

3rd and 4th graders have continued to work on the Adopt - a - Shelf program. They have been practicing their shelf order skills with some worksheets and this online shelf order game. Several students have already earned Book Fair Bucks to use towards their purchases at the upcoming book fair, which is scheduled for the week of November 16th.

Recent books read and discussed by the 1st and 2nd grade classes include Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Shrek, and Brave Irene, all which are written and illustrated by William Steig.

The Pre-K and Kindergarten classes continue their Nursery Rhyme unit, which includes not only practicing memorization, but vocabulary, rhyme recognition, and other important literacy skills.

September 10, 2015

Besides choosing books, students have been having fun and learning with the various activities listed below.
  • The library's interactive bulletin boards are a big hit. Students are posting the titles of some good books they are currently reading on the "Whoo's Reading a Good Book" bulletin board.

  • The Mystery Word of the Week bulletin board is beginning to take off as well. A new clue is added everyday. A few students were able able to guess last week's word before the answer was revealed on Friday.

  • Fifth grade has started a 40 Book Challenge. Not only are the students challenging themselves to read more books this school year then they ever have before, but they are also learning more about literary genres as well. Ms. Hall has accepted the challenge along with the students and has completed the first book towards her forty book goal.
  • Third and fourth grade are learning many skills through adopting a library shelf to maintain. Each week two winners are chosen by Ms. Hall. Winners get a Book Buck each time they win. Book Bucks are good for any book fair purchase.
  • Last week, first & second grade listened to and discussed the book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. This week's story is "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten are starting a unit on Nursery Rhymes, so don't be surprised if you hear them reciting some familiar Mother Goose poems.
August 29, 2015


It was a fantastic first week in the library.
I met so many great students and every single one of them seemed happy to be in the library and excited to borrow books.
If parents or students forget which day library books are due, the schedule for grades Pre-K through 5 is posted on this page.
Students in grades 6 through 8 may visit the library between 7:30 am and 8:00 am and between 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm.
Middle school students may also visit the library during their study halls or other classes with their teacher's permission.
Please keep checking this site for updates about what is happening in the library.
There are big changes coming and lots of learning opportunities being planned.

Scheduled Library Days

Mrs. Hailey - Thursdays

Mrs. Wheelock - Fridays
Mr. Haley - Mondays

Grade 1
Mrs. Brady - Wednesdays

Grade 2
Ms. Grant - Mondays
Mrs. Hastings- Thursdays

Grade 3
Mr. Eames - Tuesdays
Mrs. Moren - Thursdays

Grade 4
Ms. McGinnis - Mondays

Grade 5
Ms. Desharnais- Mondays Ms. Marchand - Fridays