Choosing a 'Just Right Book'
• An interesting topic
• A favorite author
• A favorite series
• Something new to try
• Read the front cover and the blurb on the back
• How long is the book?
• Look at the print size
• Look at the pictures
• What genre is the book?
• Read a page or two
• Use the "5 Finger Rule"
• Close the book and remember what you just read
• Does it grab you?
• Too easy? Too hard?
• Just Right!!!
ENJOY YOUR BOOK!
Check-out limits & library visits
K-1 students may check out one book at a time / 2nd - 5th may get two books
If a child does not return their book(s), they may not check one out for that week. Lost or damaged books must be paid for before check-out privileges are restored. Students are learning to be responsible and respectful library users. Your help in building these skills is essential. Please do not make it your job to return books each week, let your child take pride in this responsibility.
Here are a few suggestions to help your child build good library habits:
Choose one place at home where library books always get put away: a special shelf, bedside table, etc. Circle library day on your family calendar. Make a reminder sign for the door you use on the way to school. Put books in the backpack the night before. Keep books away from pets, food, beverages, rain, etc. Always take the time to share library books with your child.
We are fortunate to have an amazing collection in the Llewellyn library. We appreciate your help in keeping books available for everyone.