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THANK YOU Polton Community! We reached that mountain top and had OUR BEST BOOK FAIR EVER!

We have the most amazing community. We really made it to the top this spring, and had our most successful Book Fair yet. Our "Goodies with Grands" event had a wonderful turnout, which was so inspiring to see. Thanks to you, and all the members of Polton’s community, we increased our sales from last Spring’s fair by 14%. That breaks down to over 70,000 individual reading minutes for the community through the books bought at the fair. We also earned enough to purchase hundreds of new books and/or reading programs for our school. WOW! Just goes to show how much we here at Polton value reading

Let’s not forget you intrepid souls who participated in the "Lollipop Pull." With your contributions, you helped us purchase another 70 books through our "All For Books" fund. AMAZING! Many of you also won some great prizes, and we all had a lot of fun.

Also, we must give a giant "THANK YOU" to all of you wonderful student, parent, PTCO, and community volunteers who worked on our book fair team this spring. Thanks again so much for your time and energy. You are truly FANTASTIC, and we are so thankful for you all.

We could not have done it without you!

Sincerely,

Leslie Feldman Librarian, Polton Community Elementary

 ​​​ LIBRARY HOURS:

Library hours for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

                                         Mondays:                  Closed

                                         Tuesdays:                 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

                                         Wednesdays:            8:30 am - 3:00 pm

                                         Thursdays:               8:30 am - 3:00 pm

                                         Fridays:                    8:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Letter from the Librarian
        

Hello, my name is Leslie Feldman, and I would like to welcome you to the Polton Community Elementary library's web-page.  As the librarian at Polton, I am so happy to be back again this year, and to have the opportunity once again to share my passion for books and reading with our wonderful students!

Books are the foundations to learning and imagination.  Statistics have shown that students who read, or are read to daily, will become more successful learners.  Our library is vital to building these foundations, giving students those critical tools which inspire learning.  From "Are We There Yet" to "Using Math to be a Zoo Vet," there is something here that will appeal to everyone!

At Polton Elementary we are a community of readers!  From our "Everybody Books," Biography, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Multicultural selections, there is a bevy of books for students to choose from. We are constantly adding new award winning and high-interest books to Polton's collection with a particular focus on multicultural titles.  It has been a very exciting and rewarding endeavor – one which actively reflects Polton's mission of achieving excellence and equity.

With our new additions, Polton has nearly 15,000 books available to our students, and their families.  If you would like to help your child become more successful learners by choosing books you can read with them at home, we would LOVE to have you come in and check-out!  We can set you up with your own library patron account.  We also have a selection of books on parenting you might like to browse through.

Please take a look at the additional information on our library page regarding library hours, class check-out days, requesting eBooks, upcoming book fairs, volunteering, and any important announcements.  For online resources, you can take a look at the Technology page on Polton's website.   As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Thanks so much for helping our kids become better readers, and consequently, life-long learners!  It's a privilege to be sharing in your child's learning as a part of Polton's caring community.

Sincerely,

Leslie Feldman, Librarian 

lfeldman3@cherrycreekschools

720-747-2637  

Class Library Days:

TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
BuchananChamplin - AM & PMBaerAlexander
FlemingPote -  AMBegunCrawford
GroganPreschool -  AM & PMFarnhamHamrick
HalfmannWiegandMauricioMeyers
  Pote - PMNisonoff
  RosatiParkhurst
   Rios
 

During the student's library time, we enjoy reading a book that is thematic, topical, or just plain fun.  Time allowing, we will discuss the selection. The students are encouraged to be "book reviewers," putting into words what it is they like, or don't like about a book.  It's inspiring, seeing how animated they get about a topic, character, or situation!  In addition to being thoughtful about the books, they are also urged to be thoughtful with them, making sure they keep the books "healthy."

The kids are always enthusiastic about library, and the opportunity to borrow books each week.  In order for your child to check out a book, they must be sure to turn in their books every week (2 weeks if they are enjoying a chapter book).  If they have any overdue books, or owe a replacement fee for a lost book(s), they must return them, or make sure to pay their lost book fee in order to check out additional titles.  So please, help us keep those books coming in!

Additionally, borrowing books gives us an excellent way to help your child learn responsibility.  Please help your child learn this important lesson by making sure they have their book(s) returned to the library the day BEFORE they come to library.  One trick I try to teach them is that by keeping their books in their backpacks when they're not reading them, they can always be sure to have them at school.  However, please make sure they're not next to a water bottle.  We've had too many great books destroyed this way!

We appreciate your support. 

Thanks so much for your help in getting our books back home
and
HAPPY READING!

! VOLUNTEERING !

I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to some very special people.  We are very fortunate to have some very experienced library volunteers who have been invaluable in keeping our library running smoothly.  We couldn't do it without you!!!  

Thank you so much
 Karen, Lisa, Mary Lou, Pearl, Susan, and Virginia!
   You are my library angels, and I can't thank you enough!

 Thank you also to our family volunteers who are able to find time in their busy schedules to give us a hand. Your help means so much!

For those who have thought about volunteering, but haven't yet taken the plunge…

We'd LOVE to have you in the library!!!

 

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* eBooks and audiobooks are available from the CCSD Overdrive Digital Library for download to PCs, Macs, Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones, MP3 players and hundreds of other devices! 

 

* View the Overdrive catalog at: http://CherryCreekSchools.lib.overdrive.com  

 

* Students should use their 8-digit student ID number for login. Contact your school library if you don't know the number. Use the Help link on the Overdrive website for detailed checkout instructions and software requirements for Overdrive eBooks or audiobooks. 

 

* Checkout periods are 21 days for eBooks or audiobooks. They cannot be renewed, but you may check them out again if they are still available. 

 

* A total of 5 eBooks and audiobooks may be checked out at one time. They will automatically expire at the end of the checkout period. You may place books that are checked out on your "holds list" and will receive an email when the book is available for checkout. *A total of 5 eBooks and audiobooks may be placed on your holds list at one time  

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