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Lower School Wrap Up!

posted May 17, 2016, 11:36 AM by Julie Alonso   [ updated May 17, 2016, 11:37 AM ]

It has been an outstanding year for reading in the Town School Library! Checkouts were 20% higher than last year, and students became increasingly adept at selecting “Just Right” books, skills they learned in their reading class and applied in the library.

The librarians held a Lower School assembly on Monday to promote summer reading to all of our enthusiastic readers. We highlighted the San Francisco Public Library’s free “Summer Stride” program, which offers prizes and raffles for reading, among other free activities. The San Francisco Public Library is an amazing resource, with 29 branches all over the city. Please fill out a San Francisco Public Library card application if you do not already have a library card.

We also shared some statistics from our year:

Wow! Our second graders read a ton this year! This might be due to the genre challenge we had in library class this year. Third and Fourth graders read long chapter books, so it is no surprise that they did not check out as many. When Kindergartners start visiting the library before and after school from EDP like the First graders can, their numbers will go up, too.

This time, having fewer books out puts Third and Fourth in the advantageous position of having the fewest amount of books to return. Let's get those numbers to zero, everyone!

Our most popular books of the year are no surprise to us! Two popular series (Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Amulet) took four spots each on our Top 10 list! Two other popular series (Guinness World Records and Jedi Academy) round out the Top Ten list of most check outs of the year.

If you are looking for summer reading ideas, listed below are the Town School Library and the SFUSD recommended reading lists that we highly suggest:

If you are looking for leveled book lists,  then please visit our library catalog directly and scroll through the "Resource Lists.”

Thank you for a wonderful year!