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        Thanks to all the parents who helped with Bookfair, but especially Mrs. Evans, who was our Bookfair chair and here for the whole week!  Also, thank you to those who purchased books and supported our libary.  Even with the 2 snow days, we still sold over $11,000 worth of books.  We'll keep about $1,000 in books and then about $3,000 in cash for future projects.

         We'll be starting to read the Primary level Virginia Reader's Choice books in grades K-2 this month, a different book each week.  Grades 3-5 will be finishing up reading the Elementary titles by the end of January.  Students who read 6 will be invited to a fun voting party in February.  Students who read all 10 will go on on a field trip!

         Book Care: Students are encouraged to keep their books safe in their backpacks; we spend time during the first few weeks reminding ourselves about book care.  Books are due on library day; your child's teacher should send home a specials schedule.  Please help your child practice reading and responsibility by getting their library book in on time and kept in good condition.


         Book clubs are currently full, both sessions.




  •    We're so excited to be starting another year in the CES Library!   We love kids and books and look forward to connecting them.  The Library is open before school until announcements start and during the day at the teacher's discretion.  We see every class weekly.  Students checkout book(s) for one week; they can return or renew them the next week if they're not done.  We don't charge overdues but do expect students to return books on time.  Lost or damaged books need to be paid for.  We appreciate your helping your child keep track of their library books and returning them on time.  Teachers will let you know what day your child has library.  Students checkout according to the following guidelines:

    Kindergarten:  1 picture book at a time; checkout starts second week of school.

    First: 2 books at a time; one must be from picture books, 1 is free choice. Checkout starts second time they come to library.

    Second:  2 books at a time; 1 must be a book they can read, 1 is free choice.  

    Third:  3 books at a time

    Fourth:  4 books at a time

    Fifth: 5 books at a time


        We're always looking for a few good library volunteers.  If you have the time and interest, please contact the librarian, Wendy Lanehart, at lanehartwl@staffordschools.net  We gladly take donations of gently used books.  If we don't put them in our collection, they'll be put either on our "Book Trade" cart or "Free Book" cart.  We offer book clubs for grades 2-3 and 4-5, which will start in October.  Book club membership is limited to 20 students.  Please feel free to contact the librarian, Wendy Lanehart, if you have any questions.

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