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Summer 2015
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Welcome to our library! Happiness is… children’s eyes focused on the page captivated in a good story.

Our Library is online at the link below. It is a work in progress with the hopes of continuing to fill our shelves inspiring the students with a love for reading!

Your children are being taught to be independent seekers of titles, authors and information, to be familiar with genres of fiction and find meaning in non-fiction.

The more you read the more you know! Dive into a good book with your children and enjoy.

Mrs. Lorenzo




Our BOOK challenge has begun!

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd and 4th grades. Students read books and come together in teams to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. It is fun, the students read, teams work together it is a win, win!

The titles are listed on our site sjsbr.follettdestiny.com

Battle of the Books 2015

Third and Fourth Grades


·         Books chosen by teachers and librarian

·         Teams established in classrooms

·         Books assigned per group determined by teachers


·         Students read assigned books, record characters, settings, events and other important details

·         Students may read books not assigned to them to support the team

·         Names are chosen for the teams


·         Spokesman for each group is selected

·         Practice sessions will take place in library during scheduled period

·         Parent liaisons for each team will help to create t-shirts for the finals


·         Semi-finals

·         Finals in school gym






Some sites to investigate


SJS Online Library

World Book Online User Name: stjschool  / Password: library

Ask Jeeves for Kids At this search site kids can ask questions in their own words.

Authors and Illustrators for Kids From Chris Van Allsburg to E.B. White

Awesome Library Resources reviewed and organized into clear categories for students. 

Catholic Question and Answers for Children Catholic Question and Answers for Children.

Catholic Saints 

Kids Click High quality sites selected for kids and organized by librarians.  

Fact Monster Part of Family Education Network, site includes atlas, almanac, dictionary, encyclopedias and more.  

NASA for Kids 

NASA for Students 

 Safe Search for Kids Here is a Google search engine version tailored for kids and teens.

Storyline Online The love of reading comes through with videos of shared stories.





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