Spring is here! Nicer weather,
more sunshine! Things are
blooming outside! Such a great
time of year! There is nothing
better than relaxing outside with
a good book!
National Humor Month
National Kite Month
National Poetry Month
School Library Month
Drop Everything and Read Month
April Fools Day is April 1st!!!
International Children's Book Day is April 2nd!!!
National Drop Everything and Read Day is April 12th!!!
National Scrabble Day is April 13th!!!
Haiku Poetry Day is April 17th!!!
Easter is April 21st !!!
Earth Day is April 22nd !!!!
Arbor Day is April 26th !!!
Children's Book Week Begins April 29th !!!
St. Patrick's Day is March 17th!!!
First Day of Spring is March 20th!!!
World Penguin Day is April 25th !!!
Take Your Daughter or Son to Work Day is April 25th !!!
National Pencil Day is March 30th!!!
National Crayon Day is March 31st!!!
APRIL AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS:Hans Christian Andersen - April 2Richard Peck - April 5Margaret Peterson Haddix - April 9David A. Adler - April 10Beverly Cleary - April 12Marguerite Henry - April 13Barbara Park - April 21Eileen Christelow - April 22William Shakespeare - April 23Patricia Reilly Giff - April 26Coretta Scott King - April 27Lois Duncan - April 28Bill Martin, Jr. - March 20Randolph Caldecott - March 22Kate DiCamillo - March 25Linda Sue Park - March 25T.A. Barron - March 26Robert Frost - March 26Dick King-Smith - March 27Doreen Cronin - March 28
"Picture books are the soul and foundation
for who we become. Reading them with a
child on our lap is one of the best ways to
share our values. Every picture book is an
opportunity." --- Marc Brown, author of the
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CENTERS IN THE LIBRARY
An important part of your child's library class is listening to a story. Listening to a story promotes literacy by focusing on the art of listening. The Harrington library promotes both printed text and audiobooks; as well as movies and videotaped author visits. Students are encouraged to access Tumblebooks, the free ebook reader provided by the Chelmsford Public Library when they are using the library ipads during their weekly classroom visit to the library. Listening to rich literature will promote discussion and critical thinking skills, which is really what the Common Core State Standards are all about.
Always bring a positive attitude to the library! It will open your mind to learning new things!