April Updates from the Library

Elyse Seltzer, Supervisor of the PK-12 Libraries
In the Library this month, we have been celebrating Neurodiversity Awareness Month, Poetry Month, and Arab American Heritage Month. Some of our books from the Arab American Heritage month display will be useful to the 9th graders as they start their History research project on contributions of the Islamic World. 9th graders honed their research skills in Wellness class, and I am very much enjoying their presentations on a wellness topic of their choice. 
 Neurodiversity Wakelet (For Adults) 
6th grade finished their book trailers, and we watched them to encourage reading Massachusetts Children's Book award nominees. The voting closes this week. Inspired by Ms. Underhill-Curtin, I am putting together a Netflix-style reading recommendation presentation. Here students can find books like popular ones they read and be connected through SORA to ebooks or audiobooks, which they can listen to as they read along with the book in hand. Remember, students have access to SORA all the time from anywhere through an internet browser and app on any device that can use either.   
Spending time in the Library continues to be a popular choice. We encourage students to choose the Library as a quiet workspace, and as the weather gets nice, students can extend to the courtyard outside. 
In the Lower School Library, students focused on climate action all month in the lead-up to Earth Day. A big thank you to Cindy Reardon for helping in the LS library this month. 
As spring arrives and you do your spring cleaning, please check for library books. We are happy to have them back when you are finished no longer how long you have had them.
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