Library

Beech St. School Library Motto:  To Empower and Inspire

Our Librarian

Mrs Landies is our Library Media Specialist.
She is married with 5 children and one big dog named Otis. Reading is her favorite hobby.  Here are some of her other favorites.

Favorite book:  Spiderwick Chronicles
Favorite Character: Sunny Baudelaire (Series of Unfortunate Events)
Favorite Grade:  Whichever I'm teaching at the time.
Favorite Food: Meatballs
Favorite Quote: 

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”― Maya Angelou

Ebsco Databases

https://search.ebscohost.com/Login.aspx?lp=login.asp&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2F&authtype=ip,uidclick on the icon to use the databases
Contact the library for the login and password if you forgot!
                                 

Award Winning Books

Award Winning Books
Check out these award winning book sites:                            

                                                                                               
BEECH STREET SCHOOL LIBRARY POLICIES
                                                

Borrow Books
Borrowing policy:
All students may borrow unlimited books per week. Kindergarten and first grade students' books remain in their classrooms. Second through fifth graders are allowed to take library books home for the week. All students start the year with one book and based on how responsible they are handling the book and returning it on time determines the number of books they may borrow weekly.


Reader
Choosing books:
Primary students may choose any book from the primary section. This includes fiction, nonfiction and magazines. We teach and encourage students to use the "5 Finger Rule" to choose just right books for themselves. However, student choice is top consideration. Often, students choose a book for the illustrations, and or love of a favorite author. 

                       Intermediate students (grades 3-5) may choose any reading material in the library. This includes fiction, nonfiction and 
                        magazines as well as several genre sections such as Biography, Memoir, Poetry, Fantasy and Historical Fiction. Again, 
                        students are taught and encouraged to choose books that are at their reading level, but are allowed to choose books not at 
                        their reading level with the knowledge that they will share them with family and friends.




Suggestion Box

Do you have something to suggest for our library?  A book you'd like us to purchase? A project for our Maker Space?  A contest we should run? A book club we should start?

Click on this link to share you suggestions:



WATER FAIR

Click here to go to the 4th grade Water Fair Page. Find information about the fair and resources to help you with your project.





 Do you wonder if we have a certain book?                                                                    
      Search our library catalog : Follett Destiny  




Library Volunteers

Attention Intermediate Students!

Volunteers accepted during most recesses and flexible class times.  Check with your teacher and bring a pass.
                                                        Currently we have over 20 volunteers!
Volunteers help with:
  • reshelving books
  • organizing Maker Space materials
  • pulling books for seasonal displays
  • helping process new materials
  • special projects







Mission

Beech St. School Library Mission: The B.S.S. Library strives to provide a welcoming and accessible center to all the resources and skills necessary for our students to be successful learners.



“It is the mission of Manchester School Library Media Specialists to empower and inspire all learners to reach their greatest potential in a global community.”



Gifts / Donations

The library welcomes gifts or donations of appropriate, in excellent condition, books and materials. .  Any donated materials become the property of Beech St. School and may be disposed of as seen fit. Please understand that the same criteria for purchased materials applies to donated materials:The material is of a topic which falls within the scope of our collection, it is in excellent condition, it is timely, and the library does not already own duplicate materials.