Library News

Tana Uffenbeck, Literacy Coach
St. John's Library Catalog

Friday
Nov112016

Librarian for the Day - Tucker Legate!


Wednesday
Sep212016

Log those minutes & Congratulations!

Congratulations...

to Josh Williams! He won a prize box item for correctly guessing the locations of the bookshelves on the "Where in St. John's bulletin board contest. 

 

Read 100,000

A total of 5,889 have been logged for Read 100,000. There are just over 3 weeks to go! Log your minutes online or bring your paper logs in.

Tracking minutes online will be extremely helpful for me to keep track of how many total minutes St. John’s has read. It will also let the PTL know which students are eligible for the reading and participation prizes. So please be sure to sign your student up today and enter their minutes! (You may also turn in their paper reading logs as they complete them and we will enter the minutes online. However, keeping an up-to-date number of total minutes will be easier if you enter them online.)

Here is how your student can join the reading group on Reading Rewards.

Step 1) Go to: http://www.reading-rewards.com/sign-up.html

Step 2) Click on the “Sign me Up!” button in the Readers column and follow the sign up instructions. (If you already have a Reading Rewards account, they can use that.)

Step 3) Have your child sign in to their account.

Step 4) Click on “Reading Circle” and then “My Groups.”

Step 5) Search for our group in the search box. Our group name is

For Preschool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten: St. John’s Lutheran

For 1st-4th Grades: St. John's 1-4 Grade

For 5th-8th Grades: St. John's 5-8 Grade

Step 6) Click on our group and enter the security code:

For Preschool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten: K6BCJ9

For 1st-4th Grades: VOX700

For 5th-8th Grades: DZJOKV

That’s it!

To start logging reading time, your child can click on “Reading” and then “My Reading Log.”

I’m very excited to see St. John’s reach 100,000 minutes read by October 17!

Thursday
Sep152016

Read 100,000 is online, & Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

September 13, 2016 would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday! Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was a children's author who wrote many beloved books including: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more. To celebrate this momentous birthday, and to honor this man's works, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades are having one of his short novels read to them during their library time.

1st grade is enjoying Esio Trot, a story of a man named Mr. Hoppy who comes up with a sneaky and brilliant plan to make Mrs. Silver, his widowed neighbor, fall in love with him.

2nd grade is enjoying Fantastic Mr. Fox, a story of a fox who just wants to feed his family but winds up needing to protect them from the mean farmers who don't appreciate their chickens, geese, and ducks being stolen from them.

3rd grade is enjoying James and the Giant Peach, a story of young James, an orphan who lives with his nasty aunts. They don't let him have any fun and make him do all their chores. But one day a very peculiar thing happens to their peach tree which takes James on a wild adventure to New York City.

4th grade is enjoying Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They'll see what happens when Charlie and his family try to learn how to take over the chocolate factory they have inherited from Mr. Willy Wonka.

Read 100,000

You are now able to help your students track their Read 100,000 minutes online! Due to technical difficulties on Scholastic’s end, we will be using the “Reading Rewards” website instead. I have set up a reading group for your student to join where they will then keep track of the minutes they have read.

Tracking minutes online will be extremely helpful for me to keep track of how many total minutes St. John’s has read. It will also let the PTL know which students are eligible for the reading and participation prizes. So please be sure to sign your student up today and enter their minutes! (You may also turn in their paper reading logs as they complete them and we will enter the minutes online. However, keeping an up-to-date number of total minutes will be easier if you enter them online.)

Here is how your student can join the reading group on Reading Rewards.

Step 1) Go to: http://www.reading-rewards.com/sign-up.html

Step 2) Click on the “Sign me Up!” button in the Readers column and follow the sign up instructions. (If you already have a Reading Rewards account, they can use that.)

Step 3) Have your child sign in to their account.

Step 4) Click on “Reading Circle” and then “My Groups.”

Step 5) Search for our group in the search box. Our group name is

For Preschool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten: St. John’s Lutheran

For 1st-4th Grades: St. John's 1-4 Grade

For 5th-8th Grades: St. John's 5-8 Grade

Step 6) Click on our group and enter the security code:

For Preschool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten: K6BCJ9

For 1st-4th Grades: VOX700

For 5th-8th Grades: DZJOKV

That’s it!

To start logging reading time, your child can click on “Reading” and then “My Reading Log.”

I’m very excited to see St. John’s reach 100,000 minutes read by October 17!

Thursday
Sep082016

New Things!

Another week of school is over and with it came more new announcements from the St. John's Library!

The St. John's Library is online!

Coming home with your students this week are directions for logging into and using the online library catalog. Every student has an account (already created for them) they can use to place holds on books, see what books they have checked out, and check if they have any fines due.

The online system also lets me send email notices to you when due dates are coming up and if there are overdue books to return. You'll be receiving an email 2 days before books are due so you can make sure they are brought to school to be returned or renewed. Overdue notices will be emailed weekly. If you do not have an email address on file in the office, a paper notice will be sent home.

Read 100,000

We're still waiting for the website to become available. Students in K-8 grade were given book mark logs this week to help you track minutes read until the online logs can be used. Keep reading! There's just over 5 weeks left to reach our goal!

Library Contest

The bulletin board on the 3rd floor will have pictures of classroom libraries and other bookshelves from around the school. To enter the contest, students fill out a "Guess Who" form making their guesses as to where the bookshelves belong. Each correct guess will give them an entry in the prize drawing. (Only one form per student is allowed.) Drawing will take place on Tuesday, September 20.

Wednesday
Aug312016

Welcome!

Welcome to the St. John's 2016-2017 school year!

There are lots of new and exciting things going on in the library this year. Stay tuned for updates, but right now I want you to know about 2 specific activities starting after Labor Day.

Read 100,000

We are kicking off the year with Read 100,000! This is a school-wide challenge running in conjunction with the PTL's Read-A-Thon. Students and teachers are aiming to read 100,000 minutes as a school by Monday, October 17. Reading for 15 minutes a day, every day, will get us there! The day of the Read-A-Thon will be filled with lots of fun reading activities, an all-school lunch, and a Color Run to celebrate reaching 100,000 minutes read. Information about the Read 100,000 online tool, and details from PTL will be sent home as they are made available. For now - start reading and track those minutes!

Library Contest

The first library contest of the year kicks off on Tuesday, September 6.

The bulletin board on the 3rd floor will have pictures of classroom libraries and other bookshelves from around the school. To enter the contest, students fill out a "Guess Who" form making their guesses as to where the bookshelves belong. Each correct guess will give them an entry in the prize drawing. (Only one form per student is allowed.) Drawing will take place on Tuesday, September 20.