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     Welcome June!! 

    Summer is almost upon us!

    Time to return all your library

    books.  Make sure you visit

    Chelmsford Public Library for

    good books to read over the

    summer, and don't forget to

    sign up for the Summer

    Reading Program, which starts

    on Saturday, June 1st!

     

     

     JUNE IS:

    Audiobook Month

    Dairy Month

    National Candy Month

    National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

    National Rose Month

    National Safety Month

    World Environment Day is June 5th!!!

    Yo-Yo Day is June 6th!!!

    National Donut Day is June 7th!!!

    World Oceans Day is June 8th!!!

    Flag Day is June 14th !!!

    Fly a Kite Day is June 15th !!!!

    Father's Day is June 16th!!!

    Paul Bunyan Day is June 28th!!!

     

     

    JUNE AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS:      

         
      
     Rick Riordan - June 5
     Richard Scarry - June 5
     Cynthia Rylant - June 6
     Judy Sierra - June 8
     Maurice Sendak - June 10
     Anne Frank - June 12
     Laurence Yep - June 14
     Brian Jacques - June 15
     Chris Van Allsburg - June 18
     Garfield the Cat - June 19
     Wilma Rudolph - June 23
     Kathryn Lasky - June 24
     Eric Carle - June 25
     Charlotte Zolotow - June 26
     Helen Keller - June 27
     David McPhail - June 30
     
     
     
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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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