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Welcome to the Cottage Hill Library!!!

Classes go to the library for 30 minutes each week. Library visits begin with a story or library skills games led by our llibrary clerk. These games reinforce how to care for books and how libraries work.  We also discuss how books are arranged in the library using the Dewey Decimal System. 
In February our school participates in the Higgins Diggins Lions Club's month long literacy program. Students from the first through the fifth grades will be racking up AR points for an entire month to earn entries for a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Best Buy. We are very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful program. This is a good opportunity for students to earn AR points for the semester as well.
All students participate in the “California Young Reader Medal Award” program. Each year, a committee of librarians and teachers select a few children’s books for review. These books are then read to the students. The students vote on their favorite book at the end of those five weeks. The author of the winning book receives recognition, letting them know that children in California liked their book the best. Children look forward to each spring, when they get to vote for their favorite book.
If you want to know if we have a certain book in our library collection or if you're looking for a particular author or subject, you can find it using Library Researcher. Library Researcher is the online database that shows all of the books in our collection. It is a very helpful tool!
I do my best to make sure that our library carries books that children not only want to read, but I also point them in the direction of books that help develop critical thinking. Our library works alongside teachers and staff to encourage students to develop a love for reading. 

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Summer break is nearly over!
I want to remind students and families that the library will be open again next Thursday (7/25) for crafts, board games, and returning books. Our hours are from 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.. We need to have all books that have been checked out over summer to be returned so that we can prepare for the upcoming school year!
Thank you for spending the last five weeks in the library with me!
If you are working on your BINGO sheet, please have it as filled out as possible for awesome prizes from Mrs. Butcher! Also, remember to complete your Barnes & Noble reading logs. You have until September 8th to get those dropped off to B&N to receive a FREE BOOK!
The Cottage Hill Library will be once again be open this summer! Yay!
Let's avoid the summer slide by visiting the library! Check out books, log your minutes and pages read, do some crafts, and play games! We will be open every Thursday from 12pm - 4pm.
The schedule will be as follows:
6/28 12pm - 4pm
7/5 12pm - 4pm
7/12 12pm - 4pm
7/19 12pm - 4pm
7/26 12pm - 4pm

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

Students & Parents,
If you are interested in participating in the Scholastic Reading Program, please let me know so that I can generate a username and password for you! It is super easy and only takes 3 minutes to get you registered into the program. School login will not work on the Scholastic website. It must be set up by me, so please email me if you're interested in having your child participate. Happy Reading!!! 

Happy Summer Break!

Dear families and students!
Thank you for such a fun school year in the library! We learned so many things.
We talked about parts of a book, parts of a story, how to find books in any library using the Dewey Decimal System, what it means to infer, what book genres are, and how to use our online catalog system. We got to read stories that made us laugh together and stories that made us feel emotions like empathy and bravery. Some even inspired us. We learned about amazing people in history: Jane Goodall, Martin Luther King Jr., Sarah Hale, and Eugenie Clark. 
I am very proud of you all! Reading imparts knowledge, and knowledge is power. I hope that you are inspired to keep reading over summer. I will be here every Thursday, starting on June 28th, from 12pm - 4pm. I will have tables set up with games and crafts. You'll get to check out books and work on your reading logs and book bingo to earn prizes! See you in a few weeks to continue more adventures in reading!
Mrs. Butcher

Turn those library books in right meow! They were all due back the week of 5/21.
Thanks for helping Mrs. Butcher inventory our collection and double check for any damaged books by getting them in quickly!
 This pie graph does not include parents that check out, as well as our PK and TK classes. Including those three groups, we have 559 patrons using our library! Way to go!

Go Noodle!!!

I highly recommend Go Noodle to get the wiggles out for your children! There are also great lessons about patterns, reading skills, math, balance, and more! Check it out this summer!
Summer vacation is nearly upon us! The Cottage Hill Library will be open this summer for one day a week. Please email me or stop in the library to register for this reading program. I can register you within minutes and have your username and password ready to go!

The last week of library check outs will be...

Students, staff, and parents...
Please be aware that the final week for checking out library books will be May 14th, 2018. There will be no more book renewals past that week. Please have your library books turned in the week of May 21st. Thank you for helping the library run smoothly. 
Once ALL of our books are accounted for we can begin our summer check out on Thursday, June 28th. 

Good morning!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today is the first day of our Paws for Books Spring Book Fair! We have many great new titles and some higher level books for our super readers! There is something for everyone! We have beautiful picture books, exciting realistic fiction, and even gift items that are perfect for teachers and your favorite bookworms! Join us in the library today!

Spring Book Fair!

It is that time of year, friends! I am very excited about this book fair! We qualified for a "custom book fair" this year because we had record breaking sales for our school last Spring! That means we will have even more books than before! Please click on the following link for information regarding our upcoming book fair and volunteer opportunities. See you at book fair!


Today Higgins Diggins Lions Club returned to do our drawing for 1st and 2nd grades. We are grateful to the Higgins Diggins Lions Club for encouraging our students to be avid and strong readers!
The winners received a $50 gift card to Best Buy and a $20 gift certificate for our upcoming Paws for Books book fair! 
Congratulations to Madison Rechnitzer and Madison Gawley!!! Enjoy picking out your own Kindle and books!