• Welcome to Ashley Falls Library Website

     
          The 2018/19 school year is in full swing and I am excited about spending another year at Ashley Falls. Students visit the library, with their classes, during which time we will read together while learning how to apply reading strategies to everything they read. In addition, we will discuss books, literary terms, and work on building teamwork skills through a variety of activities. Like last year, all library lessons are tied to Common Core Standards and students will be exposed to many new vocabulary words, genres, authors, and book series.
     
         We will have two Read-a-Thons this year. The first will start in November and will be the PTA fundraiser. Questions about this read-a-thon can be answered by the PTA. In the spring, we will have a read-a-thon tied to the library. Exciting changes are in process and I will post information on this website and will provide it to all classes as they visit the library.
     
         The 2018/2019 California Young Reader's Medal nominees were posted in February and we will soon start reading, discussing, and interacting with them, in the library. The nominees are:
     
         Primary: The Bear and the Piano; I Don't Want to Be a Frog; If You Ever Want to Bring an Elephant to School, Don't!; Mother Goose (Bruce); and Samson in the Snow
     
         Intermediate: Fish in a Tree; The War That Saved My Life; and Crenshaw
     
         Picture Books for Older Readers: We're All Wonders; Separate Is Never Equal; Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
     
         All students will have opportunities to vote on their favorite book in the Primary, Intermediate, and Picture Books for Older Readers categories. This year's winners will be posted on May 1, 2019. The winners at Ashley Falls usually end up as winners at the state level. The students are always excited to hear which books won.
     
    Following are the 2017/18 winners:
     
         Primary: The Book With No Pictures
         Intermediate: Pax
         Picture Books for Older Readers: Barbed Wire Baseball   
     
         Ashley Falls is an amazing school. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to help your children build their love of reading and strengthen their reading comprehension and retention through interacting with books and completing activities connected to books we've read together. In addition, I am thankful for the support I receive from the students, faculty, and parents who are part of this learning community.
     
         If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the email address provided below.
     
    Pauline LaBarge
    Ashley Falls Library Media Specialist
    plabarge@dmusd.org