New PARCC and CMAS Resources

Media Services has recently new assorted book sets designed to prepare students for PARCC and CMAS assessments. They are quite popular so please book early.

PARCC 3rd Grade Assorted Book Set

These 13 titles correlate to 3rd Grade English/Language Arts standards for Speaking/Listening and Writing/Language. They will help prepare students with competencies in these areas. […]

It is nearing the end, of a chapter.

It was a chilly afternoon as the clouds grayed the sky and blended the colors into evening. The doors were locked! Was I at the right place, the sidewalk carried a feeling of abandonment. Here I was all alone…..hooray! Success! Someone opened the door. I was stumped only to find another locked door. The lobby […]

Our BCS Community

Tonight was a night for some lively conversation about books! Yeah!! Just right for a group of library junkies. As we all talked over and around one another, we managed to share and to learn once again.

Linda, our newest groupie, seemed a bit overwhelmed but I know things will click and it will all […]

Animal? Vegetable? Mineral?

Sometimes categorizing titles feels like the old game of 20 questions. What strand of the plot is the primary one? Is it an animal? What about if the animal talks? Does fantasy “trump” mystery? Just because I know a title, do I really know the story? Reviews continue to be my main source for decision […]

St. Vrain Raises the Bar

This past weekend I was honored to receive the Colorado Association of Libraries Award for Project of the Year on behalf of Red Hawk Elementary. The state library organization recognized the efforts being made in the St. Vrain Valley School District to impact student achievement by organizing the books in a way that makes […]

This is How We Roll

Today was like a mini reunion. It has been a few weeks since we have been together and the chatter was evidence of that. We took a few minutes to connect and share some chocolate Tasty Kakes. Chocolate can be amazing, as can any good story book. The question is truly what makes a good […]

I found a sport today!

As the Olympics have wrapped up the idea of sports is still vivid in the minds of many. What makes a sport an Olympic event is a valid question that I am not sure who really knows. Today I came across my first sport category book. It was about barrel racing and rodeo. I know […]

Tidbits, Security Blankets and Sunshine

Today we had success on our end with technology. We were able to connect with Midge and we were able to see a quick spot view from her window of the ocean. Midge had internet struggles but was able to join us in voice. She was sad because her computer did not have enough power […]

Media Services Goes Digital!

Media Services has a small professional library on site here at our office on Clover Basin Drive. The collection focus is resources for librarians and instructional technology. The resources are not used as much as I would like. I have been watching and hoping that professional resources would eventually be available in a digital format. […]

What Would Dewey Think?

It is now official. For the past 8 months, Media Services has been working on the Opening Day Collection for Red Hawk Elementary’s library. This library will be unique in many aspects, but the one that will stand out for the school librarians is that this library will open up without a single reference […]