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Library Announcements
Library Update November 2016
The Library Media Center is on a cart. See Mr. Byrne about details.
Author Visit Monday June 6
Hello all,

Thanks to a grant from the Fort Lee Education Foundation, our School # 4 will welcome author Abby Hanlon (http://www.abbyhanlon.com) on Monday June 6, 2016.

Ms. Hanlon is the author and illustrator of: Ralph tells a Story, Dory Fantasmagory, Dory and her Real True Friend, and may just share a sneak peak for the forthcoming Dory Dory Black Sheep.

The student always love when a real author comes to our school. The students will have an opportunity to purchase Ms. Hanlon's books and have them autographed. You will receive an order form in the mail a few weeks prior to the event.

Thank you,

Mr. Byrne

Best Books of 2015
Summer Reading list from ALA
Summer Reading list provided by the American Library Association. Click here:
http://www.ala.org/alsc/2015-summer-reading-list

Happy Summer,

Mr. Byrne
Author Visit February 26, 2015
An Honor Sibert Medal was awarded to our visiting author Katherine Roy!!!

Thank you to KPAC for funding another great event.

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great White of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy


The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.


Sincerely,

James Byrne
Library Media Specialist

School #4 is using Code.Org
Using Research Resources
Hello School 4 Community,

I have made two short How-to videos on using our Library Catalog Destiny
http://destiny.fortlee-boe.net/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home
and

Worldbookonline.
http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome+Elementary+School+4%21


Click Accordingly,

James Byrne
School Library Media Specialist
Fort Lee School #4
Summer Reading Recommendations 2013
This is from one of my favorite websites:
 
  http://blog.readkiddoread.com/readkiddoread-summer-reading-list-2013/

AND/OR 

On the bottom of this webpage you will find a leveled reading list. 
Author Visit November 27, 2012
Adam Gidwitz returns to School #4 with his brand new book In a Glass Grimmly.
He will be doing a reading, answering student questions and signing copies of his books.
Mr. Gidwitz visited two years ago to present his award winning book A Tale Dark & Grimm. We hope his new book wins more awards than the last one. 

http://adamgidwitz.com/events/fort-lee-elementary-112712-fort-lee-nj

Thank you,

James Byrne
Fort Lee School #4 
Library Media Specialist

 
Summer Reading Recommendations 2012
If you would like Summer Reading List for your child please see me in the library. 

AND/OR 

On the bottom of this webpage you will find a leveled reading list. 

Children's Author Thomas Yezerski Will Visit School 4 on April 18
Just in time for Earth Day, School #4 is getting a real modern day 'Lorax' in author Thomas Yezerski.
On Wednesday April 18, Mr. Yerzerski will present two assemblies for the students of School #4. His new book, Meadowlands: A wetlands survival story has received national critical acclaim for the writing and illustration. After reading it you may never look at the Meadowlands the same way. 

See his website here: http://www.thomasfyezerski.com/

Enjoy,

Mr. Byrne
  
 
Author Visit
 We will be having ALA Book Notable author Patricia Intriago visit Fort Lee School #4 March 13, 2012. Thanks to a grant from the Fort Lee Education Foundation, Mrs. Intriago will visit the kindergarten and read from her debut book, DOT. Mrs. Intriago will then lead the students in a DOT design related activity and afterward sign copies of her book.
 


Mr. Byrne
In Memoriam Ariff Wan Latiff
 Ariff was an conscientious student who loved library and was an avid reader. I will remember him always as a smart and warm child.

As per Mr. Emr's letter, I have created a booklist I think he would have approved of. These books will be labeled In Memoriam: Ariff Wan Latiff.  

The link is here:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/67NUSVTKBJOA
After a book is purchased I will remove the title as to not duplicate it. 

Thank You,
James Byrne

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