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

October 2017

October 2, 2017 | News

This month in library…

Kindergarteners are learning some library vocabulary, such as author, illustrator, return, and renew, as they continue to practice library routines.

First grade students are practicing alphabetical order and will soon be learning about call numbers to better understand library organization.

Second grade students will be starting a unit on book parts, which includes features of non-fiction texts.

Third grade students are also learning about library organization, specifically how to find books in fiction and non-fiction using call numbers.  Later in the fall, they will also be learning how to use the online catalog to find books in the library.

Fourth grade students will be starting a their Digital Citizenship unit, which teachers children how to be safe, appropriate, and effective users of technology.

Fifth grade students are continuing their work on their library president campaigns as well as the MCBA project, which will conclude when we return from February break.