Welcome February !!
February is an exciting month
with Valentine's Day and Winter
Break. Students are excited about
the upcoming vacation. No matter
what your plans are, it is important
to have a good selection of books
to read during the long winter days.
American Heart Month
Black History Month
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Bird Feeding Month
Chinese New Year is February 5th!!!
Limerick Day is February 10th!!!
Inventor's Day is February 11th!!!
Valentine's Day is February 14th!!!
Susan B. Anthony is February 15th!!!
Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th!!!
Presidents Day is February 18th!!!
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is February 26th!!!
FEBRUARY AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS:Jerry Spinelli - February 1Judith Viorst - February 2Joan Lowery Nixon - February 3Russell Hoban - February 4David Wiesner - February 5Charles Dickens - February 7Laura Ingalls Wilder - February 7Jules Verne - February 8Matt de la Pena - February 9E.L. Konigsburg - February 10Mark Teague - February 10Mo Willems - February 11Jane Yolen - February 11Thomas Alva Edison - February 11Judy Blume - February 12Jacqueline Woodson - February 12Abraham Lincoln - February 12Jeff Kinney - February 19Jim Aylesworth - February 21George Washington - February 22C.S. Adler - February 23Wilhelm Carl Grimm - February 24Jeff Smith - February 27Uri Shulevitz - February 27Megan McDonald - February 28Lemony Snicket - February 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!