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Library

lllibrary@llesd.org

(650) 854-5900 x233

 

Bonnie Thielemann

bonthielemann@llesd.org

Upcoming Events

Student checkout has resumed! Book check-out is 1 week for K-2nd graders, and 2 weeks for 3rd graders.

Adopt-A-Book Program

The Las Lomitas Library relies on the Adopt-A-Book Program, sponsored by the PTA, to provide new books for our library. Books are purchased by a family for library use and a donation plate honoring the student or requested honoree is placed inside in recognition of the gift. Then, the student of that family is the first one who gets to be able to check that book out! Consider making a donation today!

Las Lomitas Library

Kids Reading

Our goal is to develop avid readers and information-literate students.

Frightful Fun: Halloween Podcasts

KidCasts Halloween Podcasts

"With Halloween creeping up, these five chilling audio dramas will get middle schoolers in the mood for some frightful fun. The haunting stories from the past, present, and future tilt toward the supernatural and paranormal.

Due to the suspense and storytelling in these shows, most are recommended for middle school ears and up—though younger students who love R.L. Stine and UFOs could be ready for Stine’s Story Club or Unspookable.

Research shows that listening to mysteries and scary stories helps kids cope with difficult situations in a safe context, thereby building resilience, control, and self-confidence.

If you work with younger ears, have no fear. Follow #kidslistensweeps for more Halloween cheer."

-by Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers, School Library Journal

The Library is Open!! yay!!!

Welcome back to the library!! We are open to in-person visitation and classes are coming in once a week for book checkout. Don't forget to bring your library book(s) on your class' library day!

The library is still closed to students during recess and lunch, but the Quiet Zone is open for any students needing a quieter and more calming environment than the recess yard. Games, Legos, and art supplies are provided for student's enjoyment.

We are unable to have parent volunteers assist with library this year, but look forward to seeing you in the (hopefully very near) future!

All Books Are Due Back!

With summer on the very near horizon, all outstanding materials are due back to the library. Please return all checked out books by Friday, June 11th!

Books can be dropped off in the brown return bin outside the office door. Any fines for lost materials can be dropped there as well, but if you'd rather, they can also be left with office staff. Please be sure to have your child's FULL name on the check or envelope for correct processing.

Happy summer! :)

Summer Reading Program

Join the San Mateo County Libraries (smcl.org) and Peninsula Library System (plsinfo.org) in their Summer Learning Challenge!

Summer Learning Challenge 2021

Free books, live virtual events, take & make craft kits, your very own reading log to track your progress, and a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship. It’s all happening this summer at your local library!

The challenge runs from June 1st - August 31st. Visit SummerLearners.org to print your reading log or get one at your local public library. If you have a library card, you're already automatically enrolled to participate. Don't have a card? Get a free library card online or visit your local public library

Check out their promotional video here:

 

 

Summer Learning Resources

Don't get caught in the Summer Slide! (It's not as fun as it sounds).

Learned skills need to be practiced or the result is a decline in proficiency. Literacy and academics are no exception. Keep learning over the summer to avoid this pitfall!

Don't panic, it's not as hard as it sounds. Here are some helpful resources to keep up your learning:

Here are some easy-to-do ideas from Learning Press:

How To Beat The Summer Slide Infographic

Visit their website for other great resources for summer learning!

 

Check out the Discover & Go program offered by the Peninsula Library System (PLS) which provides library cardholders with free passes to local museums, science centers, and cultural institutions!

Discover   Go Program Ticket

 

Find other resources and ideas at the California Department of Education supported SummerMatters.net:

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Visit the California Library Association's page on The Value of Summer Reading for information supporting the prevention of summer learning loss...

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...and the CDE's page for Summer Reading and Mathematics Resources.

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Remote Checkout has begun

 

Find all the information you need about Remote Checkout this year in the Guidebook. I will keep the Guidebook up to date regarding limits and processes, so check back periodically to see if limits have increased or the checkout / distribution process has been adjusted.

 

Library Guidebook       Destiny Discover

(QR Codes above are linked to their respective sites).

 

National Reading Day Activity

National Reading Day is on Saturday, January 23rd! I'll be spending some time reading, and I hope you will be too!

Below, you'll find a fun activity I put together for you to encourage you to join me on Saturday for some reading (and to help promote book checkout, which we've started this week)!

Just choose a ticket and get reading!

 

Get your tickets here!

National Reading Day Activities

Above is the Google Slides version, but you can also download a PDF of the activity pack, if you'd prefer.

 

MLK Books on epic!

Get inspired by his life and legacy!

Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of racial equality is as important now as it ever was. Share his incredible story with your children today.

MLK books on Epic!View Epic!'s MLK collection by clicking on the image above.

 

Start a conversation about race.

These books can teach kids about the challenges that underrepresented communities face and build empathy.

Racial Equality books on Epic!

View Epic!'s racial equality & empathy collection by clicking on the image above.

 

Distance Learning In Virtual Classrooms

Hello everyone!

Here are some suggestions for fun options for online story telling. Please reference the links below.

 

Reading Resources:

Here are three fantastic websites for online storytimes:

  • Storyline Online - listen to celebrities reading popular children's books!
  • Jbrary - two librarians offer a library of storytime resources
  • Brightly - includes read-alouds and engaging activities for children

 

The Reading Bug is offering daily storytimes and music, weekdays at 11:00 AM through Facebook live. Just follow The Reading Bug on Facebook to view. In addition, they offer a wonderful Podcast! Please see the links below to explore these two fun options.

Reading Bug Adventures

"Get ready to fly!  Join Lauren and The Reading Bug on adventures around the world, back in time and to magical lands.  Every episode of Reading Bug Adventures is filled with music, fun facts, and non-stop adventure.  Bring your crayons and paper and color along as you listen.  We've been Scotland to meet the Lochness Monster (she's not scary, just lonely!), Egypt to save the treasure in tombs, to meet the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson, the Circus to meet PT Barnum and many more! For older kids, we also have fantastic interviews with your favorite authors such as Tui Sutherland, Kevin Henkes, Mac Barnett, Annie Barrows and more! Subscribe free on Apple Podcasts or whereever podcasts are heard and visit TheReadingBug.com/adventures for more info."

 

 

Junior Library Guild

Free access to the Junior Library Guild online reading platform.

 

Audible by Amazon

Free streaming with Audible by Amazon - a place where anyone, in any country, can enjoy unlimited streaming of hundreds of titles for kids and families for free.

Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert, and engaged.

 

Clavis Publishing Storytime

Clavis Publishing

 

Sora eBooks

OverDrive - Las Lomitas School District's catalog of eBooks. Borrow a book today! Check-out time is 3 weeks.

Library Program

Every week all students have a thirty minute period in the library where they listen to stories read by the librarian, their classroom teacher or a guest reader.  Kindergarten students are joined by their Third Grade Buddies who help them find a book to take home. 

Library skills are taught to enable students to be independent library users.  Students are introduced to a variety of literature and informative texts.  In addition to their class library period, students in first through third grades are able to visit the library during recess.

Parent volunteers assist with checkout of books and special projects. 

eBooks Are Here!

Browse our collection of eBooks now! Hosted on Sora, by OverDrive. Students, use your Google account login information to browse our online catalog and borrow a book! Check-out time is 3 weeks.

Sora eBooks

Your Friendly School Librarians

The librarian position has been temporarily suspended.

Hi! I'm Miss Bonnie.

I've had the privilege of working at Las Lomitas for over fourteen years. I began my journey here as a Paraeducator and transitioned into the library nine years ago. I love to read, so for me it was a natural fit.

Books are like an adventure or a lesson you haven’t experienced yet, and I love to bring that sense of excitement for the written word to the students of Las Lomitas. Whether it’s the development of knowledge through an exploration of fact, inspiring creativity through illustrations, the edification of values through character development, processing the flow of information through a story line, or nurturing imagination through an author’s impression, I love to watch the influence of literacy take root and advance a student’s perspective. I’m proud to be an advocate of it at a district that places such a high value on the advancement of literacy and parents who collaborate to encourage and foster its growth at home.

California Young Reader Medal 2020-21 Nominees

Announcing the CYRM Winners!!

Las Lomitas winner: Poor Louie with 112 votes

California state winner: Poor Louie by Tony Fucile

After The Fall by Dan Santat
Alfie by Thyra Heder
Madeline Finn And The Library Dog by Lisa Papp
Poor Louie by Tony Fucile
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson