April 2018

April 5, 2018 | News

This month is library classes…

Kindergarteners will listen to stories about spring and friendship.

Grade 1 students will conduct a short weather research project.

Grade 2 and 3 students will be finishing up their unit on reference sources.

Grade 4 students are working on a genre unit.

Grade 5 students will be conducting a research project on the topic of their choosing.

 

March 2017

March 5, 2018 | News

This month in library…

Kindergarteners are listening to trickster tales from different cultures.

Grade 1 students will be doing some research and bringing home a permission slip as part of our Digital Citizenship unit.  Please read the permission slip and send it back to the library with your child.

Grade 2 students are learning about reference sources, including atlases, almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Grade 3 and 4 students are reviewing parts of a book and elements of nonfiction text to prepare for an up-coming research project.

Grade 5 students are starting their unit on Media Literacy.  This year, we will focus on stereotypes in mainstream media.

February 2018

February 6, 2018 | News

So it looks like we can expect another 8 weeks of winter.

This month is library…

Kindergarteners are listening to stories about winter and friendship and we will also be starting trickster tales after break.

Grade 1 students are finishing up a unit on comparing fairy tales.  Next we will be starting a unit on Digital Citizenship.

Grade 2 students have just finished their Digital Citizenship unit and will be spending a few weeks learning about Japan and practicing their origami skills.

Grade 3 students are finishing their Digital Citizenship unit and will be reviewing elements of nonfiction books.

Grade 4 and 5 students are continuing on their digital research skills units.  They are learning how to search for appropriate websites and how to evaluate web content.

January 2018

January 2, 2018 | News

Happy New Year!

This month in library…

Kindergarteners will hear stories about winter, with some kindness, friendship and manners thrown in.

Grade 1 students are learning about the characteristics of fairy tales.

Grade 2 and 3 students will be learning about Digital Citizenship, which includes online safety and manners.

Grade 4 and 5 students are learning how to apply research skills when using the internet.

 

December 2017

December 11, 2017 | News

This month is library classes…

Kindergarteners are doing an author study on Rosemary Wells.

Grade 1 students are practicing identifies library sections by call numbers.

Grade 2 students are reviewing parts of nonfiction books.

Grade 3 students are learning how to find books using the library’s online catalog.

Grade 4 students are working on their media literacy unit.  This unit looks at the ways advertisers trick you into buying their products.  In fourth grade, students focus on food ads.

Grade 5 students are working on their Digital Citizenship unit.  They are learning about cyberbullying, copyright, and keeping their information safe online.

November 2017

November 9, 2017 | News

This month in library classes…

Kindergarten students are comparing fiction and nonfiction books.

First graders are continuing to learn about call numbers and library organization.

Second graders are learning features of nonfiction texts.

Third grades are learning how to search the online catalog.

Fourth graders are completing their unit on Digital Citizenship.

Fifth graders are completing their Library President projects and working on their MCBA reading projects.

Katherine Paterson To Speak at the Concord Free Public Library

October 5, 2017 | News, PublicLibrary

Award winning author Katherine Paterson is the next speaker in the Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture series. The talk will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 pm at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord. The lecture series was created in memory of Leslie Riedel by her family and friends so that young people could meet some of their favorite authors. This year’s speaker has been a strong contributor to the body of literature written for youth for a long time. She has written more than 30 books and has been awarded the Newbery Medal two times, the National Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. We are honored to have Katherine Paterson speak at the Library. There will be a reception following the talk and books for autographing will be available for purchase from Porter Square Books. This is a perfect chance for kids age 8 and up as well as adult fans of Katherine’s books to hear one of their favorite authors speak.   Registration for the program can be made by visiting the Library’s website at www.concordlibrary.org beginning on October 1.

 

Contact: Karen Ahearn

(978) 318-3358