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

APRIL NEWS

       Students have been using QR Codes to learn about new books available in the library.  Each QR Code was linked to a You Tube video that gave a four-five minute summary about the book.  After students listened to the summary, if it seemed like a book they would want to read, they used the iPads and logged on to Follett Destiny to put the book in their reading list.  Each time a student comes to the LRC, they can log on to Follett Destiny and check the status of the books in their list.  If the book is on the shelf, they may check it out.

        We have also been using our skills at building bridges.  Sounds like an odd thing to do in the library. However, after reading the book Iggy Peck, Architect by: Andrea Beaty one shall understand.  Building bridges was a STEM Read activity that supported the picture book. The children had a lot of fun and learned a few things about building.

          Our New Lenox School District 122 libraries have a new system that will email parents a notice if students have an overdue or missing book.  This new feature will help keep more books in circulation for our readers!

 

Is your child reading in their Lexile level?

You can now search the Oakview library catalog to find books in your child’s reading level.

Go to the Oakview webpage and click on Links, then click on your child’s grade level/ click on Follett Destiny. Pick Oster-Oakview School.

Click on Destiny Quest on the left.

In the Find Box, enter what you are looking for.  Example: Mystery (388 books appear)

Now click on "Lexile" on the left.

Put in a range.  For example if your child’s level is 500. Put in a range- 50 below and 50 above. So you would enter, 450 to 550, then hit apply.  This will narrow the search to 41 books.

You can click on the title to read the summary of the book.  The status of the book will be at the top corner of the book.  Children can also log in at the top right corner of the Destiny Quest page and put books in their list for future reads. Example of log in to Destiny Quest :

122johnsmith (no capital letters or spaces)

nlsd23456 (5digit code)

 Check Out Our New Books:

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day By John David Anderson

Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race By: Chris Grabenstein

Dash By: Kirby Larson

Ugly By: Robert Hoge

Dag Man and Cat Kid By: Dav Pilkey

. 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.

 

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 WONDER-ful year for the Crossing Students. The children will have Library weekly to checkout books and meet with the Specialist every other week.

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 e-mail me: avanderwall@nlsd122.org

Book Fair

Spencer Book Fair will be September 25-October 5. I will need help setting up on September 25th 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.