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    Adams Library

    The Adams Library is a space where students and families receive support in developing literacy, learning methods of gathering information and where teachers find resources to assist in curriculum development.

    About your Librarian

    My name is Chris Oswald and I love working in the Adams Library! I am particularly happy to see such supportive and energetic involvement from the community. I was a high school teacher for 10 years , have a Masters degree in Library Science and and worked for two years as a librarian with the Seattle Public Library. This year I will continue to provide a comprehensive information literacy program for all grades, support classroom curriculum, and promote a love of reading in all students.

    What's New in the Library

    Summer Reading Lists for Grades K-6

    Looking for a good book to snuggle up with this summer?  Look no further!  Click on the link to find grade appropriate books for students of all ages.  Also included are titles we will be reading for next year's Young Readers Choice Award and Otter Award programs.  Kids can get a head start by reading an award book, then downloading and filling out the book talk worksheet.  Hand it in to Mr. Oswald at the beginning of the 2019/20 school and earn your class a star in our school wide reading competition!

    Summer Reading Suggestions

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    Illustrator Shawn Harris will visit Adams Elementary on Friday, September 28.  Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Morongo Valley, California. He began doing record and poster art for his own band the Matches in 2003, moving on to illustrate for bigger musicians such as Adele, Snoop Dogg, and 311. His first picture book Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers, was the recipient of six starred reviews.  His most recent book is What Can a Citizen Do?, a story about what citizenship--good citizenship--means to you, and to us all.

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    Shawn will speak to us about his life as an illustrator, tell us what it’s like to work with an author, and to answer student questions.

    Books will be available for purchase at the event. Students can get a signed keepsake, personalized by the author. This week students will bring home an informational flyer with an order form.

    2019 OTTER Award

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    The Otter Award – Our Time To Enjoy Reading – is sponsored by the Washington Library Association. Otter Award books are chosen for 2nd and 3rd grade students making the exciting transition to chapter books. Participating students can win raffle prizes (books from my prize shelf!).