Primary LRC

Welcome to the Primary Library Website for
Nelson Prairie, Spencer Pointe, Haines and Tyler! 

Nelson Prairie Library


         March has been a busy month in the LRC.  The first and second grade classes were taught about the parts of a book.  A game was played the next week to review each part of the book and it’s purpose.  The students did a great job! 

          The third grade was introduced to folktales, A Folktale typically consists of a story passed down orally from generation to generation. These kinds of stories were meant to give an explanation to things people did not understand.  The story we read was Two of Everything by:Lily Hong and it explained about being greedy.

         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!


March News

Thank you to all the adults who helped their children shop during the book fair, along with lending a hand to other boys and girls.  Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped to set up and take down the fair, helped students find books, count money, bag books, and straighten up.  Thank you to all the teachers who put in time assisting the students at the fair.  It could not be done without all of you!  The book fair profits are used to buy more books for the library. 


The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by: Drew Daywait
Don’t Touch This Book  By: Bill Cotter
Sam and Dave Dig A Hole By: Mac Barnett
Take Away the A By: Michael Escoffier





Haines Library

    April News

    We are busy getting ready for our Book Fair, which will be held April 24-27th.  You will receive a letter with a brochure showing some of the books available at the book fair.  There will be adult books, preschool books, and books appropriate for older brothers and sisters as well as hundreds of books geared toward first through third grade.   Your child will bring home a schedule the week before the fair begins.  Please feel free to come in and shop at your child’s time.  Our Family Fun Night will be April 26th from 5:30-7:30p.m.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:

               Once again, this year we followed the Iditarod from start to finish.  Joar Leifseth Ulsom was the winner.  Joar holds the record as the fastest rookie to have run the Iditarod.  Mrs. Grannum picked Joar as her musher.  Mrs. Studer’s class supported our second-place winner, Nicolas Petit. Each student received a pencil and eraser.  The third-place winner was Mitch Seavey, which Miss Welch’s class chose.  Each student also earned a prize.  The prizes were purchased with profits from last year’s Book Fair. 

March News

The Iditarod begins on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  At Haines each class chooses two mushers to follow on their journey during the “Last Great Race on Earth”.  Each day the children get an update on the race as well as interesting facts about the competition.  It generally takes 10 to 15 days for the mushers to travel the 1,150 miles across some of the most beautiful, but treacherous terrain in the state of Alaska.  If you wish to follow the race at home you can log on to and join in the excitement as man and animal are pitted against nature.  You can also access the website from the Haines Internet Favorites page.


The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by: Drew Daywait

Don’t Touch This Book  By: Bill Cotter

Iditarod Dream By: Ted Wood

Dogs of the Iditarod By: Jeff Schultz

Sam and Dave Dig A Hole By: Mac Barnett

Take Away the A By: Michael Escoffier

        *We look forward to our Author Visit from Gillian King-Cargile on March 21st.












Policies and Procedures

Book Borrowing Policy:

  • Students in 3rd grade may check out two books.
  • Students in 2nd grade may check out two books.
  • Students in 1st grade may check out one book and increases to two as the year progresses.
  • Books are loaned out for a week, and are due the next time a child has library.
  • If a book is lost or damaged, the current price of the book will be charged.
Book Selection:
The children are encouraged to choose books that they can read, but are not restricted to only the books they can read. While the children are encouraged to make age appropriate choices, they are allowed to make their own choices. If your child brings home a book that you do not feel is appropriate for your child, please send the book back and talk to your child about books you would like to see checked out on a weekly basis.
Tyler Library

January 24th:
What a treat having Alan St. Jean at Tyler today! The 3rd graders spent met with Mr. St. Jean to ask him questions about the popular Aidan of Oren series. The whole school learned about the writing process and the importance of EDITING work!! As a special treat the children were given a preview of a book that will be coming out soon!!!!!! It was an amazing day for the children!

Thank you Mr. St. Jean for coming to Tyler!! 


Spencer Pointe Library

Spencer Pointe School is excited to welcome author Aaron Reynolds for a school visit on February 21st!

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Reading Tips:
1)  Read together every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close.
2) Give everything a name.  This will help build your child's vocabulary by talking about interesting words and objects.
3) Say how much you enjoy reading.
4) Read with fun in your voice.
5) Point out print everywhere. Talk about written words around you.  Ask your child to show you new words as you are on outings.
Book Fairs

Haines Book Fair- April 24th- April 27th