Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fantastic Local Resource: The Williamsburg Regional Library

      As everyone knows, we are incredibly fortunate to have a fabulous resource just a couple of blocks down the road from school. It's the Williamsburg Regional Library! In our busy everyday lives, I just wanted to remind everyone the resources that the library has for children. Here is their website for kids:

Battle of the Books 
      Here is the link to the book lists for the reading competition that 4th and 5th graders  can participate in. Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Jones, and I begin working with students in January after school! The library has the collection in a special spot. Ask the desk librarian for help to find it. (Books are available at MW's Media Center as well.)

Tumblebooks Subscription
      Go through the main kid page for WRL to click on the link  for Tumblebooks. The library has a subscription to this website that shows real books in an interactive online format. There is an audio option as well.
     For those of you who saw the link for the interactive nonfiction books on dolphins and seahorses at the nonfiction staff development, this is the link to go through once you get to the Tumblebooks main site.

Pied Piper Picks - WRL's Blog on Picture Books

     Be sure to check the website for other neat opportunities to experience adventures in reading, including future visiting authors, "Lit Kits" and "Park Packs," winners of The Beacon of Freedom Award, and more!

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