Welcome to the South Row Library

     resource links   

  • News from the South Row Library                                    
    October 2019
    Just a quick reminder: library books go out for one week and can be renewed two times. 
    Please note your student’s library day. We have been discussing book care and keeping your library books in a special place.
    Once again, South Row Elementary will be paticipating in International Dot Day! We will be reading The Dot and other Peter Reynolds stories.  Stay tuned for pictures of our Library mural.

    If you have completed a Chelmsford Library's Summer Reading Log, bring them in to the library for a prize for reading all summer.

    Chelmsford Public Library Spooky Story Contest
    (Grades K-8 or homeschool equivalent)

    Every October, we invite kids in grades K-8 to participate in our Spooky Story Contest! Submit your stories in the Children’s Room! One author per story, and authors may submit one story each. Stories may be typed or neatly written, and should be spooky or scary in nature. Stories do not need to be illustrated. Winners will be selected for each grade, and celebrated at a special event in the Library!

    Stories are due on October 15th at the Children's room at the Chelmsford Public Library.
    Include your name, phone number, grade and school.
    Drop your story in the Monster Box at the South Row Library by Friday, October 11th and I will deliver them to the Public Library.


    Calling All Clementines...
    Third graders, if you and your Clementines went on adventures over the summer, I would love to know about them. Please send in your pictures or tell me your story. I am putting together a slide show to see where in the world Clementine has been.

    Find a Nook Read a Book
    Boy reading book with Clementine cutout
    Nightly reading can be fun and rewarding for the whole family. Keep it simple and curl up on the couch or sit in a special chair, or get creative and pile up some pillows or make a tent out of blankets, whatever you decide. If you keep your library books in this special place you will always know they are safe and know where they are when it is time to return them. 
    Read aloud or take turns reading. Grownups don’t be afraid to use voices when reading; this makes the characters come to life.
    I have a great year planned for the students.  We will be reading some great authors in class, some old and some new and learning how to use the library. 

    Please let me know if you have any questions, or let me know if you would like to volunteer.


    Happy Reading,
    Mrs. Rankin
    Comments (-1)
  • Donate a Book to the South Row School Library! 

    Teacher sitting at desk  Boy with a book

    Donate a Book to the South Row School Library! 


    As an act of kindness Ava Nobrega asked if she could do something special to get some new books for the South Row Library, luckily we have something in place.  

    A library gift book program has been set up to donate new books to the South Row School library! This is a great way to honor a favorite teacher or celebrate an event such as a student’s birthday. At the end of the school year, a book can be donated to celebrate a student’s moving on to middle school. 

     A wish list has been created on the amazon.com website. Use the following link to access amazon.com, so that the South Row PTO will earn a percentage back for every purchase you make:  https://smile.amazon.com login and choose South Row PTO as your charity.  

    Once at the amazon.com website, click on “Wish List” in the upper right hand corner. Then click on “Find a Wish List” and type in "rankinb@Chelmsford.k12.ma.us”. Then click on Librarian- B.Rankin. Books are available in a range of prices and can be shipped directly to the school. 

     In order to specify who you want the book dedicated to, just put the desired wording for the dedication in the “gift message” box, and a book plate will be placed in the book with that dedication when it is received. The book will then be cataloged and added to the library’s collection. 

     If you have any questions, please e-mail me at rankinb@chelmsford.k12.ma.us Thank you for your support!  

    Mrs. Rankin, South Row Elementary Librarian 


    Comments (-1)