Welcome to the Jean Fouts Memorial Library
The Jean Fouts Memorial Library is a literary haven that houses a large collection of both English and French books. It is open everyday from 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Students may choose to exchange their library books at noon, both recesses or stay in for quiet reading. Classrooms visit the library once a week during their scheduled period to check-out books which they may borrow for up to one week. After one week the books are overdue and they must be returned to the library before students can choose another book. Incentives for those students who consistently return their books are ongoing. Our library provides students with access to the internet, research materials and books for enjoyment in a bright, cheery atmosphere.
Our school has a subscription to Tumblebooks. This is an interactive story site with flash animation, literacy activities and more.
The web address is http://www.tumblebooks.com/library
Please contact the librarian for the school's username and password.
Our library spotlight picks for June are:
The Big Little Book of happy Sadness by Colin Thompson
"George lived alone with his grandmother and an empty place where his mother and father should be." One Friday on his way home from school, George visited the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, was Jeremy, a dog who looked as lost and as lonely as George. When Jeremy goes home to live with George and his grandmother, their whole lives change, and they learn that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts . For students in grades 1 and 2.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. This story of friendship, art and hope is for grade 5 and up.
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