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Ms. Hall ~ Library Media Specialist
Ms. Daley ~ Library Assistant
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 

                                                              http://www.scholastic.com/bf/colebrookelemschool

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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

Greetings!

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.


Students'
Scheduled Library Days


Preschool
Mrs. Hailey - Thursdays

Kindergarten
Miss Call - Tuesdays
Mr. Haley - Wednesdays

Grade 1
Mrs. Brady - Wednesdays

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

Grade 3
Mr. Eames - Mondays
Mrs. Moren - Fridays

Grade 4
Ms. Wilkins - Mondays
Ms. Desharnais - Fridays

Grade 5
Ms. Marchand - Mondays & Fridays