Library, Literacy & Media Center
Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading Lists for Students Entering:
Our Fall 2016 PTA Book Fair, sponsored by Mrs. Nelson's Book Company in our very own library, was a huge success! The children, parents and teachers really enjoyed seeing all the new books and buying one or more for their home libraries. A big thank-you to our very generous parents for donating books to teachers for use in their classroom libraries as well as for our school library!
Our Annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair at the Grove in April 2017, was so much fun, and helped us get many new books to add to our library collection! Every child got a small gift as my appreciation for coming to our Book fair. In addition to having our Summer Reading Lists and Leveled Book Lists at the Welcome Table, the children could choose to get their face painted, make a bookmark, and/or make a cartoon. Seeing so many families come out to support our school on a Sunday is always a wonderful experience!
Meet our Librarian:
Ms. Elyse Allen, our Hillel Librarian, teaches ECE through 5th grade. She has been at the school for the past 12 years and has been a teacher for over 25 years. She received her teaching credentials from California State University Northridge and her Bachelors in Liberal Studies from California State Long Beach. She began teaching in public schools but has found her niche in the Jewish day school world. She loves the sense of community and warmth that she finds at Hillel. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, running, and most of all, getting lost in a great book!
Parent Book Club:
Our Parent Book Club meets every 6-8 weeks and focuses on a different book each meeting. We have a lot of fun! Sometimes we meet at family homes, restaurants, and even the beach during the summer! If you would like to join, please email Ms. Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholastic's favorite quotes about reading
Like Scout and her father in To Kill a Mockingbird, my father would pull me onto his lap each night in our four-room apartment and read aloud. Jim Trelease
Reading for pleasure isn't separate from learning to read. Pam Allyn
My television fed me visions, but I never created my own until I became a reader. Barry Lane
I wouldn't be a songwriter if it wasn't for books that I loved as a kid. Taylor Swift
Independent reading is a doorway to imagination and discovery, a way to motivate children to read and learn and realize themselves. Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson
A childhood spent among books prepared me for a lifetime as a reader. Carol Jago
What I did understand was the pleasure that good stories offer and the power of books to introduce me to lives and experiences beyond my own. Rudine Sims Bishop
Even though I had reading challenges as a kid, I really did love to read, as long as I could choose my own books. Dav Pilkey
I realize, of course, that I wasn't born knowing how to read. I just can't imagine a time when I didn't know how. Katherine Paterson