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October @ the Library


Charles R. Smith Jr. will visit us on Oct. 24!

We are so excited to have award-winning children's book author, poet and photographer come to our school! A huge thanks to our PTA for hosted the event.

Visit our library and get to know him through his books - we have many available for checkout. Visit his website and learn how "Mind, Body and Spirit reflects all that he does" and be inspired by his poetry, photos, videos and audios.

We will learn more about Charles R. Smith Jr. this month in the library.
His video below is an awesome introduction. Please click play and enjoy I Am A Poet.




 Our "Dance With Me" Music Video

(with words from Charles R. Smith Jr.'s book)

cover image of Charle R. Smith book



Library Map updateimage of library map title page

The library is a great place to explore - but you may need a map! Biographies, magazines and graphic novels were moved to different areas of the library. Books were moved to different shelves to make room and make it easy for students to get what they need. Click on the About our library link on the left to view the new map slideshow.


September @ the Library


Welcome back to school!


Please remember to watch for the signs inside and outside the library!

It is so great to watch our students as they grow and become independent library users. It takes teaching, learning and practice to develop this skill over time and I love to see their confidence grow. The signs, labels and posters used throughout the library serve as friendly reminders about what to do to make the library a better place for all!

Lesson Weekphoto of library Lesson Week sign

Lesson week = 30 minute lesson.

Lessons vary by grade level and will focus on library skills, literature appreciation and digital literacy skills. Lessons may include direct instruction and hands-on activities with books, iPads, and ChromeBooks.

*There may not be time to checkout books during a lesson, but students can ask their classroom teacher to come to the library at another time during the week when Ms. Harmon doesn't have a class scheduled.

photo of library Exchange Week sign

Exchange Week

Exchange week = whole class book exchange.

You have to return your library books in order to get more!
Students in grades 1-5 may have up to 5 library materials (books, magazines, or audiobooks) checked out to their account.
Kindergarten students may have up to 2 items



Patron Pledge and I PICK...library books!

Students will learn and review the concepts on the posters below. The posters remind all of us about how to use the library and make great choices for reading and research.


image of PBE library patron pledge     image of I PICK library sign

Click on the thumbnail images above to view our
Library Patron Pledge and the I Pick...Library Books! poster.
 (The I PICK poster is adapted from the book selection method suggested in the Daily 5 book,
a resource that many of our teachers use in class.)



September is Library Card Sign-Up Monthlibrary card ad!

Don't forget to visit Guilderland Public Library's-Get a Library Card page for information about another important school supply.. .a free public library card! You will need it to check out library materials when you go there.

Our school does not require library cards to check out books, but information will be sent home this month to help you manage your Pine Bush Elementary library account (see current books out, place holds, organize lists, visit suggested websites, recommend and review books and more!)





image of ebook day logo


"Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling..." *
Click on each of our resources below to find and enjoy an eBook of your choice.
The library link on the left called, eBooks & Audiobooks, will provide more information about how to get started with OverDrive and how to search for eBooks on Destiny and TumbleBooks.



TumbleBook Logo Opens Destiny OPAC @ PBE Logo for Overdrive
click to login login with your student id (Destiny) login with your student id (Destiny)
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use login from the library  use login from the library   


image of TumbelBook cover


September 17th is Constitution Day

For more information about Constitution Day visit the Constitution Center. You can also read an eBook from TumbleBooks (click image of the book cover. You may have to type the title in the search field at the top.)






Review the 2016-17 school year in the library...

Some clip art from Clip Art Gallery