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     Welcome to October!!

      October is always a fun month in the library.  Spooky story contest, candy corn contest and reading in the dark with flashlights during Halloween week.

     

     

     

      OCTOBER IS:

    Library Card Sign-up Month

    Children's Magazine Month

    Computer Learning Month

    National Arts and Humanities Month

    National Book Month

    National Pizza Month

    National Bullying Prevention Month

     

    Fire Prevention Week Begins October 6th!!!

    National Grandparent's Day is September 8th!!!

    Yom Kippur Begins at Sunset on October 8th!!!

    Sukkot Begins at Sunset on October 13th!!!

    Columbus Day is October 14th!!!

    National Grouch Day is October 15th!!!

    Dictionary Day is October 16th!!!

    United Nations Day is October 24th!!!

    Make a Difference Day is October 26th!!!

    Diwali Begins on October 27th!!!

    Halloween is October 31st!!!

     

     

     

     

    OCTOBER AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS:      

         
      
     Paul Yee - October 1
     David Shannon  - October 5
     Mike Thaler - October 8
     Katherine Applegate - October 9
     Johanna Hurwitz - October 9
     James Marshall - October 10
     Ed Emberley - October 19
     Dan Gutman - October 19
     Crockett Johnson - October 20
     Gennifer Choldenko - October  20
     Ursula LaGuin - October 21
     Gordon Korman - October 23
     Steven Kellogg - October 26
     Eric A. Kimmel - October 30
     Henry Winkler - October 30
     Katherine Paterson - October 31
     
     
     
     
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  • arthur

    "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

    Arthur Series

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    Check out the live web cams around the world to watch animals in their natural habitats!http://explore.org/live-cams/player/puffin-boulder-berm-cam

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     CENTERS IN THE LIBRARY
     
     
    Listening center    puzzle center    Raz kids    Reading buddies
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  • #CheckItOut - Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week
     The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's parody of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfNfnL64rOQ
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  • Do you wonder what your child is learning during weekly library instruction?   Click on the link to see the Massachusetts standards for library instruction.  Standards
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  •  TIME MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES THE 100 BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF ALL TIME
     
     
     
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  • 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. 
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  • Always bring a positive attitude to the library!  It will open your mind to learning new things!
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