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Our Library could use the following with a big Thank You!


  • Dollar store items to be used as prizes in the treasure box
  • big size candy prizes, library trivia prizes
  • Clorox wipes
  • kleenex

*~* SCHEDULE *~*

MONDAY - Korsten, Baham, Triplett, Chrobak, Gonis

TUESDAY - Gaul, Cargo, Farrace, Michel

WEDNESDAY - Schweller, Davidson, Gonzales

THURSDAY - Meis, Corder, Miller, Mullicane, Holton

FRIDAY - Beyler, Gardiner, Henry


In the News...

One of our students made the newspaper with her lending Library outside her house.

Read the article HERE. Great Job!

Caring for Our Library Books

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~Keep your borrowed books AWAY from water!  Place your water bottles in a separate pocket from your books in your backpack.  We can't put Library Books in the dryer!

~Keep books away from food and beverages.  Don't feed your Library Books!

~Keep books away from younger brothers or sisters who might scribble or tear the pages. Library books do not make good baby toys!

~Keep books away from pets. Library Books are not good pet food!

~Turn the pages of a book carefully from the outside top or bottom of the page.  Library Books do not like to be torn!

~Make sure your hands are clean when reading a book.  Library Books can not be put in the washing machine!

~Protect the spine of the book by always using a bookmark.  We don't want to break the Library Book's spine!

~Use a bookmark to mark your place in the book.  Folding down a corner of the pages gives the book Dog Ears, it's not a dog!

~Choose ONE particular place to keep your library books and return them when they are due.  Return them to check out a New Library Book!

~READ IT!  Read the book to someone or have them read to you!  Take turns!

~If your book has an accident, please tell your librarian, he or she will do their best to fix it.  Have integrity!

~Thank you for taking care of borrowed books and even your classroom textbooks so that someone else may use them!


Almond Grove Library

What's in your library???

Our Library offers games, puzzles, coloring books, and Stem activites for our students to enjoy and learn from during recess and lunch.

Digital Citizenship



Storyline Online offers some of the most popular picture books read aloud by some familiar Hollywood faces & voices.


The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

CYRM is supported by the California Reading Association, the California Association of Teachers of English, California Library Association, and the California School Library Association.

Young people recommend the titles of their favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.

To be considered for nomination, a book must be an original work of fiction published within the last four years by a living author. Recommendations for nomination are due each year by April 1 for consideration as a nominee the following year. It is a two-year cycle from the time of nomination by students to the presentation of the California Young Reader medal to the winning authors and illustrators.

Check the CYRM website for a look at this year's nominees.


Library Mission Statement

The purpose of the Almond Grove School Library is to ensure that all Almond Grove students become effective and responsible users and creators of ideas and information so that they may become independent, lifelong learners, and to foster in all students a love of reading and literature.

Meet Mrs. Chandler

My name is Annette Chandler. I am proud to say, I have been Almond Grove's Library Media Technician since 2015. I live close by with my Husband, three children and two big dogs. I enjoy reading novels, walking my dogs, boating, fishing, archery and anytime with my family. I especially enjoy reading to my students and helping them find their next favorite book. Come by and say 'Hi' anytime.


If you should have any concerns about your child's library account, please email me at



Each week, every grade level will be read a fun, fascinating story and have time to check out a new book.


Our Fourth graders have begun the book PAX by Sara Pennypacker which is a CYRM nominee this year.

While Fifth grade is reading Dash by Kirby Larson, also a CYRM nominee.






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1. Read books to your child that have stories & pictures that you enjoy.  At the library, pick books that are age appropriate.  Let your reader make choices.

2. In the car, point out signs that you see often.  Repeat the words.

3. Play word games.  Think of an animal that begins with 'A'.  Take turns, gradually advancing through the alphabet.  Help when needed.

4. Keep magnetized letters on the refrigerator.  Ask for the first letter in your child's name in this way: "Where is mmm for Mary?  Here it is! Good!"  If the child does not find the right letter, name the letter  he or she found, then look for the correct letter.

5. Use alphabet blocks or tiles for forming short words.  Make short sentences.

6. Use thick sidewalk chalk.  Write large letters.  Say the beginning sounds.

7. Compliment drawings, writing, and reading by remarking on good work.

8. Draw road maps for playing with small cars.  Arrange so the child is crossing his or her midline in the activity.

9. Present toys that develop hand-eye coordination.

10. Encourage play inside, outside, in sand, water, and on safe climbing structures, swings, and slides.  All of these will develop skills that will be useful and fun in learning to love reading.