Intermediate LRC


Welcome to the Intermediate Library Website for
Nelson Ridge, Spencer Crossing, Bentley and Oster-Oakview 

Nelson Ridge Library

Welcome back 2017-2018 School Year!

I am very excited to be back in the Nelson Ridge LRC this year! For those of you who are new, my name is Mrs. Drews. I have been an Information Specialist/Librarian for 21 years, 16 of them here in New Lenox! This is my second year at Nelson Ridge. I spent several years at Liberty and Martino, so I understand the information-seeking skills your students need when they enter junior high. I will be splitting my time between Ridge and Bentley, as well as spending one day every other week with the 6th graders at Oster-Oakview and Spencer Crossing.

I will be spending every other week with your students, teaching them information skills, and talking about books and reading. During the week of August 28, I will see all of my students at Ridge, Bentley, Oakview, and Spencer Crossing to talk about library procedures and what we will be doing during their lessons. I also plan on having three Reading Enrichment programs this year, including a modified Battle of the Books in the Spring. (The students LOVED that program last year!) 

If you want to learn more about me, please check out my home page!  

Have a great school year!

Mrs Drews

 

Oakview Library

 

January  News

        Fourth and fifth grade students have been busy accessing the Follett Destiny Library system using the computers or classroom iPads.  They have been busy “tasting books”.  Students logged into their own personal account, then took a book off the “New” cart.  They read the blurb inside the front cover or in the back of the book.  Opened the book up to the middle, because that is where all the juicy parts can be found.  After reading that information, they decided what shelf on their personal bookshelf to put the book.  The three choices were: have read, now reading, or want to read.  Each time they log onto their account they will have a list of books available for check out. 

December News 

         December will be a busy month for learning all the fun things that can be done using the iPad and the Follett Destiny library system.  Each student is capable of logging in to their own personal account.  Once they are logged in, they can see what books they have checked out, when their books are due, and put a book on hold.

         Students will participate in a “book tasting” activity.  New books that have been purchased in the last two months are located on a cart.  Each child will pick up a book and read the back of the book.  If the book still “taste good” to them, they will then open the book up to the middle of the book and read a few pages. (We all know the best part of the book is the middle.) Once doing this, they can decide to put this in their personal reading shelf.  The book can either go on the shelf, “Have Read”, “Now Reading”, or “Want to Read”.  What a fun way to keep track of books read while at Oster-Oakview School.

        Please encourage your child to read 15-20 minutes each day over the holiday season. 


Children were taught how to search for books using the online Follett Destiny system.  Books can be put on hold, recommend books to friends and write book reviews.  Students can see what books they have checked out as well as when they are due. Below are the directions for putting this system on your device at home.

Computer

  1. Go to: nlsd122.follettdestiny.com
  2.  Click on Oster Oakview School.
  3. Top right corner log in.
  4.  Username: 122first and last name, no capital letters or spaces.
  5. Password: nlsdFive digit ID number.

iPad or Phone

If you can get on the internet, follow the same directions as above.

iPad App

  1. Download the app Destiny Quest.
  2. It will ask you to enter library URL.
  3. Enter: nlsd122.follettdestiny.com
  4. Pick your school.
  5. Log in with your first and last name. No caps or spaces.
  6. Your password is your five digit code.
  7. Search for the book you want.

 

 Rebecca Caudill Reading List

Procedures and Policies

*Students may check out 2 books at one time- one pleasure reading book, and one of their choice.

*Books are loaned out for 10 school days.

*Please check the due date card that is located in the front pocket of the book to see the date it is due.

*If the book is lost or stolen, THE STUDENT WHO HAS CHECKED OUT THE BOOK will be charged the CURRENT price of the book.

Bentley Library

Welcome back 2017-2018 School Year!

I am very excited to be back in the Caroline Bentley LRC this year! For those of you who are new, my name is Mrs. Drews. I have been an Information Specialist/Librarian for 21 years, 16 of them here in New Lenox! This is my second year at Bentley. I spent several years at Liberty and Martino, so I understand the information-seeking skills your students need when they enter junior high. I will be splitting my time between Bentley and Nelson Ridge, as well as spending one day every other week with the 6th graders at Oster-Oakview and Spencer Crossing.

I will be spending every other week with your students, teaching them information skills, and talking about books and reading. During the week of August 28, I will see all of my students at Ridge, Bentley, Oakview, and Spencer Crossing to talk about library procedures and what we will be doing during their lessons. I also plan on having three Reading Enrichment programs this year, including a modified Battle of the Books in the Spring. (The students LOVED that program last year!) 

If you want to learn more about me, please check out my home page

Have a great school year!

Mrs Drews

 

Spencer Crossing Library

Welcome Back!! This is going to be a very exciting year for the Crossing Students. Mrs. Drews will be teaching Library with the 6th graders and I will be having Library class with 4th and 5th grade. The children will have Library weekly to checkout books and meet with the Specialist every other week.

At the end of last year the Spencer Library was awarded a $4000 grant from the New Lenox Foundation to purchase material that promotes creativity. More details will be coming soon about the amazing material that will be available in the Library!

Summer Reading ends on September 9th.

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Log your minutes at http://www.scholastic.com/summer/

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are needed to help in the Library daily. Volunteers organize and shelve books, checkout books to students and help process books! Library classes will the first week. If you are interested in helping please login to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ea5aa2ea1f49-spencer/
Returning Volunteers are welcome to start anytime!

Book Fair

Spencer Book Fair will be September 27-October 7. I will need help setting up on September 27th starting at 8:00 and daily during book fair. If you are interested in helping please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ea5aa2ea1f49-spencer/

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Library Happenings

Spencer's Weekly Library Activities

Crossing Classes:
Library Center:
4th and 5th grade
The Book Fair is coming!! Watch the Book Fair Video to see what is coming your way at the end of September! When you are done with the video you can checkout books.
Book Fair Video

Maker Space Center:
4th and 5th grade Cool Circuits-Complete circuits starting at #1 and moving on from there. Work together in pairs. 

4th grade Corner Bookmark:
Follow the video to create your own corner bookmark. One per person. When you are done you may checkout books.
 


5th Grade Our American Voice:

Please complete the following form about Citizenship.