Reading, inquiry, technology, and fun are our highest priorities at the Brewster and John Lyman Library Media Centers. Please, stop in for a visit or spend some time volunteering.
Here's what's happening now!
#mockcaldecott and #sibertsmackdown - The ALA awards will be announced on Monday, January 23 and we can't wait! All classes have been exploring possible Caldecott nominees and the 3rd and 4th graders will also be making their choice for the Sibert Award. So many amazing books!
Reading Counts updates
Reading Counts is ongoing at John Lyman. Please let the library or your child's classroom teacher know if you are interested in volunteering.
At Brewster, the grade 1 classes will be starting soon. Please contact myself or the classroom teacher if you are interested in volunteering.
Libraries in the News!
May 2014 - Mrs. Lussier was awarded a grant from the Coginchaug Valled Education Fund! This year I am so excited to be adding a Makerspace to our elementary libraries. It's not a space exactly, but we will be getting some amazing items such as Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi, LittleBits and more to bring innovation, creativity, and critical thinking to our libraries.
November 2013 - Mrs. Lussier wrote a grant through MakerBot and Donor's Choose to add a 3D printer to the library. Students will be thinking about the process of iteration, creating, innovating and designing.
April 2013 - Our local Patch news has done a week-long feature about technology in Region 13. Click here for the article about using Twitter and Skype to create connections between classrooms.
October 2012 - Dot Day is in the Patch! Click here to go to the article that shares about Dot Day and ways students in Region 13 celebrated!
June 2012 - Mrs. Lussier was awarded a grant from the Coginchaug Valley Education Fund in June 2012! I am thrilled to be adding 4 iPod touches to the Korn Library - we will be using them to access book trailers this year and more! I can't wait to get started!
4th grade students in Mrs. Durkin's class at Korn School participated in a Mystery Skype activity in the Spring 2012. We had a lot of fun! For the article and pictures, please go to the Killingworth-Durham-Middlefield Patch.
Regional School District 13
Durham/Middlefield, CT 06422
Brewster Elementary School - 860.349.7227
John Lyman Elementary School - 860.349.7240
Jenny Lussier - firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - @jluss
Instagram - mrslussierlibrary
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Brewster School: Monday & Tuesday
John Lyman School: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Online Catalog - Both Brewster and John Lyman's catalogs are searchable from anywhere! Click to try it out.
Classes: Students attend library classes in pre-K for 30 minutes and grades K-4 for 45 minutes weekly. Teachers can sign up for additional library or computer time as needed. We emphasize great books, inquiry and library skills connected to what they are learning in the classroom, and technology.
Check-out procedure: Students may sign out one or two books or magazines per week. Regular library materials may be kept for one week and then renewed if there is no one waiting. Reading counts books are signed out for 3 weeks or as needed. Students may come to the library to exchange materials whenever it is open.
Overdue materials: Overdue notices are generally sent home weekly. Overdue fines are not charged, but please remember that others are waiting for these materials.
Lost or damaged books: Any materials that are lost or damaged will be billed to the student and their family.