Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone!

It’s great to be starting another school year; this will be my 13th year working at TES as the Librarian and Technology Coordinator! Boy, time flies when you’re having fun!

It’s been a wonderful start to the new school year! It’s so nice to see so many new faces here at TES, and of course, familiar faces, too. Our first few weeks  in Library Class, students will be reacquainting themselves with the library. Students will learn how to find, borrow, and return books. Many students have made some helpful suggestions of books they enjoy and would like to see added to our library’s collection. We have a Children’s Request Binder here in the library, where students and adults are encouraged to contribute recommendations. Library patrons may also email me with any book titles they would like to recommend.

I’m really looking forward to a year full of fun! Check back here for updates and information about special events and programs happening our TES school library.

Happy reading and researching,

Mary and Sir Earl of Orange

Literacy Week Events

Literacy Week (Mar. 7th-Mar. 10th)

Events from the week:

  • Dress as your Favorite Book Character Parade-Mar 7th
  • Ted Scheu –Mar 7th (The Poetry Guy) -All School Assembly, and 2 workshops, (1st & 6th-grades)
  • All School PJ READ-Mar 10th
  • Used Book Sale (Mar 7th-Mar 17th)

The Book Sale was very successful! We made $147.76  The funds raised will go toward the purchase of a programmable computer, similar to Ollie, the computer now on loan to TES through the Vermont Robot Rodeo Program.



Elementary School Resources for K-6th Students

As of January 1, 2017, Vermont public and school libraries now have free access to the Vermont Online Library

To access the VOL, follow these steps:

1.  Visit www.vtonlinelib.org (you do not need to share your location)
2.  On the home page, you will see a search bar. Underneath, it will say Current Library: [name of library].
3.  If the library in brackets is NOT your library, click on the drop down menu underneath Current Library that says “Select a Different Library.
4.  If your library is not listed, select ” Not listed, let me look it up.” Type the name of your school ( Thetford Elementary) Click on it when it appears.

5.  Under  “Browse Our Resources”  select  “K-12 Resources”

6.  Choose:

 Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, graphical interface, great new content from trusted sources, more intuitive navigation, improved resources, and much more.

7.  If you are prompted for a password, enter: dune


Happy New Year 2017!

TES students have been working hard in their library classes. Every library class, students are expected to complete their library assignments, responsibly handle library materials, and keep the library safe and fun for all. After each library class, our Library “Smile Chart” records how the class did for the day. After 12 stickers, the class earns a special treat! All the classes, K-6th, have been working hard and those classes who have reached their goal will have a special treat of watching the award winning animation short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Lessmore.  The film was based on the book by the same title written by William Joyce.  The film was awarded the Best Animated Short Film at the 84th Academy Awards. Congratulations to all the classes for working so hard and earning a special treat!

Cooking Up Spooky Treats

file_005Halloween was so much fun! This year our school added a cooking cart. Teachers and students may  borrow the cart to accompany any classroom lesson, holiday celebration, or just for fun! On Monday, Oct 31st, a group of 4th graders from Mrs. Atherton’s (along with one  5th grader) volunteered to make Spooky Treats for their class. We found some wonderful vegan recipes on the website: “Oh She Glows Vegan Recipes”

3-Ingredient Halloween Apple Bites — Oh She Glows


We also looked through the wide range of TES children’s cookbooks. One of our favorite children’s cookbook is:

Salad People and More Real Recipes by Mollie Katzen author of the Pretend Soup and Moosewood Cookbook. It’s filled with healthy, step- by- step, simple recipes!