First Program Library

James R. Hurst Library (K-3)

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  • Poppy and Isabelle

    Library Celebrations

    February has been one of the most exciting months in library, and there’s still two more weeks to go! Students in grades K-2 recently completed a Caldecott Study unit and voted on their choices for best illustrated book of the year. Although the real Caldecott winner, Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, was not selected, students were VERY happy with their election results:
     
    Kindergarten: A tie between Mighty Moby by Ed Young and Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin, an honor medal was given to Triangle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
     
    First Grade: Triangle by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
     
    Second Grade: Dazzle Ships by Chris Barton
     
    Results of the real Caldecott and other award winning books can be found here.
     
    In anticipation of Chinese New Year, Kindergarten students were also gifted with the wonderful storytelling of Adam Lanphier, one of the Mandarin language teachers at Big Dalton. He read a wonderful book called Who Wants Candied Hawberries? Adam translated the book from Mandarin, it was written by Dongni Bao. Lunar New Year was also celebrated with students in all grades, many were particularly delighted with the book: The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Dawn Casey, illustrated by Anne Wilson.
     
     
  • Librarian Maria Alegre reading

    Students Prepare to Vote for the Best Picture Book of the Year

    With the chill of winter comes an exciting time in the library: preparation for the yearly announcement of the presitigous Caldecott Award. This award is given by the American Library Association for the most distinguished illustrations in a picture book. Though the real Caldecott Committee will make their announcement on Monday, February 12th, 2018, First Program students are hard at work evaluating different picture books to see which they believe most deserves the award. Students will be participting in their own vote in the first week of February to see which books will be adorned with the Dalton Medal.
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eBooks and Audiobooks

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  • Overdrive for eBooks and Audiobooks


         FP families can now request access to their child(ren)'s Dalton account in order to checkout online eBooks and audiobooks through our Overdrive platform.  Parents can also request their own account to access our K-Adult materials. Please fill out this form to get account information.  Instructions for downloading the app and accessing the "Dalton Library- First Program" in Overdrive on phones, Ipads and other devices can be found here. Or, you can contact a librarian at any time for assistance.  Happy Reading!

    Once you have your account information, click HERE to access the Overdrive platform and begin checking out eBooks and audiobooks!
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