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Hello Summer!

Summertime is here! I hope that all of you enjoy the sunshine, slower days, and many opportunities for reading! If you are looking for fun reading ideas, please check out Riverside's Summer Reading calendar. You will find it on the Riverside homepage.

Please also consider signing your child up for the Dublin Library's Summer Reading Challenge - they offer a ton of family events and it's a great way to keep up with reading over the summer. For more information, visit: . http://www.columbuslibrary.org

Happy reading! See you next year!
AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning image AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
The American Association of School Librarians has released its annual list of the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. Check it out here! 
Happy Summer! image Happy Summer!
Riverside students and families, summer is almost here! That means sunny days and lots of extra time for reading! Check out the information about the free Open eBooks app that will be coming home in students' folders. The app is easy to download, easy to use, and perfect for summer reading! Additionally, students will be bringing home a summer reading calendar. Enjoy exploring it together! Most of all, have fun and be safe. See you next year! 
Spring Book Fair! May 17-26 image Spring Book Fair! May 17-26

The Riverside Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from May 17th through May 26th. This book fair is a great way to support reading by building your home library with quality books at a good price. The book fair also raises money to purchase new materials for the Riverside Library, and is a perfect opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading! Your child will have an opportunity to visit the fair during his/her Library day at school.

Families are invited to attend the Scholastic Book Fair during extended hours. Please visit us:

During lunchtime:

May 17th through May 26th 12:00-12:45pm

In the evening:

Monday, May 23rd ONLY 3:30pm-7:00pm

AND for our special Bagels and Books event:

Friday, May 20th 8:00-9:00am

Thank you for supporting the Riverside Book Fair!
Little Free Library image Little Free Library

Notice anything new in the Riverside courtyard? It is a Little Free Library, generously donated by Embassy Suites! Its purpose is simple: Take a Book, Return a Book. It is a free book exchange. Students have the opportunity to bring a book from home - one that is in good condition but that they don't plan to read again. They leave this book in the Little Free Library, and take another book out of the Little Free Library to read. They will have a chance to do this exchange during Library time if they have brought a book with them (and also weather-permitting!). Just a few things to remember:

- Students exchange only one book at a time.

- The book must be in good condition and appropriate for elementary students.

- Students must check with their parents before bringing in a book.

Using the Little Free Library is not required, but encouraged. We are so excited to continue to build a community of readers at Riverside!

Fall 2015 Book Fair! image Fall 2015 Book Fair!
Riverside Elementary's Fall Book Fair will be here in just a few weeks! It begins on Tuesday, October 6th, and runs through Thursday, October 15th. Students will have an opportunity to shop during their library time, and we will be open for Parent Teacher Conferences on October 7th and 15th. Stay tuned for more information! I look forward to seeing you there. 
Best Apps and Websites for Kids! image Best Apps and Websites for Kids!
Looking for kid-friendly apps and websites? Look no further! Once again, the American Association of School Librarians has released their lists of Best Apps and Websites for Teaching and Learning. Click on the links below to view the lists. They are organized by subject, and also include grade level. Enjoy!
Welcome back to school! image Welcome back to school!
What a delight to see our students' smiling faces back at Riverside! I hope that you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer.
Many of you may have noticed that the library looks a little different than it did last year! I am thrilled to share with our students the new furniture and materials that arrived over the summer. Our purpose has been to develop an atmosphere that promotes creativity, innovation, exploration, flexibility, and choice. I hope that the students will be as excited about our new library space as I am!
I look forward to an inspiring year with our Riverside students and families. As always, please contact me with any questions. Thank you!
Hello Summer! image Hello Summer!

June has arrived! It has been a fun and busy year in the Riverside library. As we ease in to summer, please remember to encourage your children to keep reading! The Columbus Metropolitan Library offers an exciting Summer Reading Club with prizes and events, and there are also programs offered by Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble.

In addition, Riverside will host its first Summer Stories program here at the school. Beginning on June 10th, we will host reading events every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. There will be special visitors and activities for students, and parents are encouraged to stay for a “Coffee and Conversation” session. Our Summer Stories program will end with a celebration on July 22nd.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful, relaxing summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August (or before!).
Summer Reading Club at Dublin Library image Summer Reading Club at Dublin Library
It's hard to believe that it is almost May! Summer will be here before we know it. The Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library offers a fantastic Summer Reading Club, and I encourage you to participate this year! To learn more, visit the library or the library website. 
Parents, Check Out These Educational Apps and Websites! image Parents, Check Out These Educational Apps and Websites!
Each year, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) releases lists of the best educational apps and websites. The link to each of these lists is below. If you're interested in new digital resources, take some time to explore these with your child!

AASL's Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

AASL's Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
What's Happening in the Riverside Library image What's Happening in the Riverside Library

The library program at Riverside has some exciting opportunities in store for your children this year:


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