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Web Resources 

This website from Common Sense Media — https://wideopenschool.org/ — simplifies the process of finding high-quality educational resources to keep everyone engaged in learning.

Free e-books

Our school has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children.  There are over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and games and puzzles. 

More e-books:

Public Libraries

Even while they are closed, your public library is a great resource for education and entertainment. Local libraries offer several online resources for reading and streaming which you can access with your library card: audiobooks and magazines from RB Digital, ebooks from Overdrive (Libby app), movies and ebooks from Hoopla. Use caution — there is, of course, a lot of content available that is inappropriate for children. Several library systems also offer online educational resources such as homework help, test prep, tutor.com, Rosetta Stone, Rocket Language, Universal Class, ABC Mouse, and many more. 

Check Out the Collection

Visit the Library Catalog  

   

Birthday Book Club

The Birthday Book Club is a wonderful way to honor the birthday of a student while generously expanding our library collection to benefit all of our students!  Here is how the program works:

1.  Click on the hyperlink or the image
2.  Watch the scrolling book selection, or click "View Wishlist"
2.  Select books from the "Donate Now" tab
3.  Fill out a Donor plate and complete your purchase
 

Plan ahead and make your purchase one month prior to the child's special day. During library time in the week of his birthday, the student will be presented with the new book and a special certificate, and he will be the first one to check it out for as long as he wishes.  When the book is returned, it will be enjoyed by Saint Benedict students for years to come!

Summer birthdays can be celebrated anytime. Schedule your purchase for a random surprise, or for presentation during the first or last weeks of school.

All the details can be found at this link: https://www.btsb.com/sosl/saintbenedictcatholicschool/.  

Please email mclark@saintbenedictschool.org if you have any questions.

Volunteer Here

Your unique talents are always appreciated in the library.  We have need of volunteers to help with many things:

  • circulation tasks
  • shelving books
  • general cleaning, dusting and straightening
  • making flannel board items
  • reading to students
  • preparing for special events
  • book fair planning

Please note that volunteers must be VIRTUS trained.  Email Mrs. Clark for more information.

 

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