Leveling up our library

With school starting in a few weeks I have some new exciting ideas for the library that I am focused on getting rolling! I am hoping to improve our comfortable reading area by refilling and replacing bean bag chairs. In addition, I hope to incorporate some new brain stretching activities into our space. I’ve recently…

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Happy Summer ’22!

We are about halfway through Summer and I am already thinking about the new school year. I am so excited to get back in the library with the kids! Don’t get me wrong, I’m also enjoying my time with family and friends as we have been camping and relaxing quite a bit and plan to…

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Welcome to 2020-2021 Alfred and Lyman Elementary Library Special!

As with everything else right now, things are going to be quite a bit different this school year for Library.  I’m going to quickly outline the changes and as always you can find a detailed description of my library policies (some still apply, others only apply to non-COVID library procedures) here on the website. In-person…

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Welcome Back: School Year 2018-2019

Welcome back to a new school year! The school year is a little over a two weeks underway and we are just starting our 2nd week of library classes.  I spend the first and last week of school with the library closed in order to get things taken care of that I do not have…

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End of Year Letter

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s), As we near the end of the school year, I would like to touch base with you.  First, I want to thank you for a great first year in the library! I felt so welcome and right at home in both schools.  I truly enjoyed working with your children and helping…

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Spring Update

Despite all the snow days and resulting schedule changes, we had a fantastic 2nd trimester in the library! We worked on doing video book recommendations for other students to use to help decide if they would be interested in a book. In March we read books about maple syrup making and talked about the process…

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Fall Recap

We have been busy busy busy in the library since the start of the school year!  We began the year by introducing and reviewing some library skills and by reading some stories by award-winning authors.  We also had a lot of fun coloring our own bookmarks and doing a library scavenger hunt.  We have been…

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Welcome Back Lyman Elementary!

Welcome to a new school year! With a new school year inevitably comes change and this year I just so happen to be one of those changes.  My name is Shannon Sibya, also known as Mrs. Sibya (pronounced SIB-EE-YAH) or “Mrs. S”.  I am the new Library Technician at Alfred and Lyman Elementary Schools.  I…

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