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Summer Reading Information

Greetings! This summer, we have one simple summer reading message for our students – we want you to read at least 20 minutes a day, every day.  Books, eBooks, graphic novels, audio books, comics, magazines, newspapers – they all count! … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Greetings! This summer, we have one simple summer reading message for our students – we want you to read at least 20 minutes a day, every day.  Books, eBooks, graphic novels, audio books, comics, magazines, newspapers – they all count! … Continue reading

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Oh Hello, End of October

Oh, hello, week six of school, and welcome to the Derby Library, where there is more to do than check out a book. Please take advantage of family check-out time in the Lower School library, Monday through Thursday from 3:15-4:00 … Continue reading

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May Madness

The idea of creating a ‘battle of the books’ competition during the month of March has become increasingly popular in schools in the last few years as a way to encourage reading by tying it to the frenzy surrounding the … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Week and Book Fair

It’s that time of year! I love celebrating Children’s Book Week! We are preparing our 2nd Book Fair during that time to also kick off summer reading. Make plans to stop by and stock up on plenty of paperbacks for … Continue reading

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Douglas Florian

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 reading from his new book,                           How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian We welcomed poet and painter Douglas Florian on April 15th, thanks … Continue reading

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Grand Friends Day – April 11, 2015

Derby Academy Library invites all our Grand Friends to commemorate their visit to Derby by donating a book to the library. A selection of new books will be on display and available for purchase from 8:25 – 10:00 a.m. in … Continue reading

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Take an old friend on vacation – Bring home a classic!

Mrs. Fish and I began the Grade 4/5 classic book club this week with Harriet the Spy. My favorite part of the meeting was discussing what makes a book a classic and which books they’ve read so far in their elementary years might … Continue reading

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The JoAnn Chandler Mitchell Visiting Author Series presents Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Non-Fiction author, Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano spoke with students on Wednesday and facilitated several activities with the Primary and Lower Schools. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First and Second Grades created an A-B-C book after Ms. DeCristofano shared her book Leonardo’s ABC: Sharing Leonardo … Continue reading

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Mock Newbery Book Club Award Party

I challenged the Grade 4 and 5 book club to read as many books from our list as possible from September 2014 to January 2015. Students met every third Wednesday to discuss books, watch book trailers, learn about authors and, … Continue reading

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