New Kindles! Thanks to GMS Foundation Grant!

The learning commons recently received 4 new Kindle HD Fires through a Griffin Foundation Grant Mrs. Quintana received. Students will be able to check out the Kindles from the circulation desk to read eBooks in the learning commons. (Kindles cannot be taken home or out of the learning commons).

The Kindle devices are to introduce the new Lightbox Interactive eBooks, as well as other eBooks available to students. This provides students the opportunity to read digital formats should they prefer to do so. Students will use their student ID, just as they would a library book, to check out a Kindle in the learning commons. Kindles would then be returned to the circulation desk before leaving the library.

Many thanks to the Griffin Foundation for their generosity so that our students have access to 21st Century technology.

Lexile Framework for Reading

Wildcats,

Have you ever wondered how to find books in your Lexile Level range? Besides doing a search in Destiny, you can also use the Lexile Framework for Reading! This tool will help you find books to read within your range if you are at a bookstore, or browsing books to buy on Amazon.

When using the tool, if you find a book that we do not carry in the Griffin Learning Commons, let Mrs. Quintana know, and we can get it ordered for you!

Here is the link. Have fun! There are lots of different types of books you can search for, so I am sure you will find many books within your range.

https://fab.lexile.com/

Libraries are More than Books!

Wildcats,

Yes! Books & reading are important! Read everyday!

However, libraries offer more than books. Libraries offer space for all types of student learning. This past week, students utilized library space to practice Quinceanera dancing for our Hispanic Heritage Celebration. We had a crowd of over 200 attendees!

      

Fall Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Griffin Wildcats!

The Fall Book Fair is quickly approaching!

Book Fair Begins: Monday, October 30, 2017

Book Fair Ends: Friday, November 3, 2017

Times: 7:45 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteers may be teachers or parents! Teachers may volunteer during their planning periods to earn Scholastic dollars to purchase books for their classroom libraries.

If you are interested in volunteering, here is the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044fabac2aa5f85-griffin

Or Scan the QR Code:

Questions? Email [email protected]

Thank you in advance! This year’s book fair theme will be Fall/Halloween.