Library Books and News Archives

2021

  • May

    Books Carts: Bringing the Library to You!

    First Program students are now piloting our Mobile Book Cart! After thoroughly washing their hands, kids can browse from this limited collection, curated by librarians Jordy and Christine, and checkout books to enjoy. Since students cannot come in to the library themselves, we are bringing the library to you!
  • Borrow Books with Book it!

    Book it! now has expanded pick-up times and an option to receive a Surprise Me! bag full of books chosen just for you by your librarian.  Click the link above to learn more.
  • Celebrate AAPI & Jewish Heritage Month

    Click HERE to browse the virtual bookshelf. Then, just click on a book cover to get access!
  • Information About Book It! and Surprise Me!

    Use the catalog to find books and place a hold. Books will be delivered to pods for onsite students.  If you are in the area and accessible to Dalton, you can pick up from Security: FP books are at 91st Street from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and MS/HS books are at 89th Street from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. 

    Surprise Me! bags
    . If you aren't sure what to look for and browsing the catalog is difficult, let a librarian pick a few books fo you! Just fill out this form to tell us a little about what you like to read. 
     
    Check out this flier with more details and visual instructions for using the catalog system.

    We also encourage to check with your local public libraries for services. 
  • April

    Matt de la Peña Visits (again)!

    This past Thursday, FP students welcomed Matt de la Peña. Matt is the Newbery award-winning author of such books as Last Stop on Market Street, Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and most recently, Milo Imagines the World.

    Now, he's coming back once more! Join us this Thursday, April 22 from 6:00-7:00PM EST! Families and students of all ages are welcome to join in the First Program Library Zoom room (Zoom ID: 2124235453, OR use the shortcut "fpdalton").
  • It's National Poetry Month!

    Celebrate with something from our interactive Poetry Book Shelf.
  • March

    Celebrating Women's History Month

    Check out some of our books celebrating Women's experiences and contributions. Open the slide by clicking on the desired grade level, then click on the book cover for access. Print books can be requested through Book it! or read the ebook version on Sora. 

    Grades 4-6

    Grades 7-8
  • Films for Women's History Month

    Click here for some great films to help celebrate Women's History Month.
  • Celebrate Women's History Month

    Click HERE to check out some of our books celebrating Women's experiences and contributions. Then, just click on the cover to get access!
  • February

    Films for Black History Month

    Click here for some great films and videos to help celebrate Black History Month.
  • Celebrating Black History Month

    Click the grade levels below to check out our books in celebration of Black experiences and Black creators! Then, just click on the covers to get access. 

    Grades 4-6

    Grades 7-8
  • Celebrating Black History Month

    Click here to check out our books celebrating Black experiences and authors. Then, just click on the cover to get access!
  • Exciting Updates to Book it!

    Use the catalog to find books and place a hold. Books will be delivered to pods for onsite students.  If you are in the area and accessible to Dalton, you can pick up from Security: FP books are at 91st Street from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and MS/HS books are at 89th Street from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday

    We are also now offering Surprise Me! bags. If you aren't sure what to look for and browsing the catalog is difficult, let a librarian pick a few books fo you! Just fill out this form to tell us a little about what you like to read. 
     
    Check out this flier with more details and visual instructions for using the catalog system

    For families not accessible the buildings, we have also included information on getting public library cards and the NYPL Grab & Go program. If you are not in NYC, we encourage to check with your local public libraries for services. 
  • January

    Bryan Collier & Misako Rocks visit First Program

    During First Program's J-term, students met not just one, but two incredible author/illustrators!

    Wednesday's special event featured Bryan Collier, the phenomenal illustrator behind more than thirty books, including “Uptown,” “City Shapes,” “Hey Black Child,” “Trombone Shorty,” and “The Five O’clock Band” the Piggie & Gerald presents books “It’s Shoe Time” and just this year “All Because You Matter.” Bryan has also illustrated a number of books featuring black leaders and activists, including Dave the Potter, Thurgood Marshall, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, and, of course, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his presentation, Bryan spoke of the magic of art, and how with artwork, anything is possible.

    Misako Rocks, a Japanese manga artist, based in NYC, will be joining students for an upcoming special event on Friday. During her visit, she will hold an interactive art lesson, teaching students how to illustrate in a manga style. Misako teaches virtual lessons on her website, found here.
  • Exciting Updates to Book it!

    Use the catalog to find books and place a hold. Books will be delivered to pods for onsite students.  If you are in the area and accessible to Dalton, you can pick up from Security: FP books are at 91st Street from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and MS/HS books are at 89th Street from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday

    We are also now offering Surprise Me! bags. If you aren't sure what to look for and browsing the catalog is difficult, let a librarian pick a few books fo you! Just fill out this form to tell us a little about what you like to read. 
     
    Check out this flier with more details and visual instructions for using the catalog system

    For families not accessible the buildings, we have also included information on getting public library cards and the NYPL Grab & Go program. If you are not in NYC, we encourage to check with your local public libraries for services. 
  • An Immersive Look at Mesopotamia at the 5th Grade‚Äôs Annual Meso Day

    The Class of 2028 took an in-depth and hands-on look at the ancient past with scholars from the Penn Museum, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Dalton.
  • NEW TIMES and ACTIVITIES- Open Library Lab

    Updated schedule as of Monday, Jan. 4, 2021:

    Open Library Zoom times are:
     
    Tuesday, 2:50-3:20- Game Day with Mr. Quain
    Friday, 10:20-11:00- Kahoot! with Ms. Feldman
    All open times will be hosted in the MS Library Zoom Room: https://dalton.zoom.us/my/mslibrary
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