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SUMMER READING PROGRAMS:
 
Students entering grades 1-8 in the fall may participate in the All Saints summer reading program.  If they fill out one book log, they will receive an out of uniform pass in the fall.  If they fill out two book logs, they will also receive an additional prize.  Three or more book logs will earn even more prizes.  Extra book logs are available at the link on the right side of this page, and are also available in the hall outside of the school library.
 
The Dakota County Library system also has a summer reading program for kids of all ages.  Click the links here for more information on the programs for kids from birth through fifth grade, and grades six through twelve.
 
There is a summer reading program at Barnes and Noble where kids in grades 1-6 can fill out a reading log and earn a free book.  To find out more about this program and to print off your Barnes and Noble reading log, click this link, and scroll down about halfway to the section titled "Kids Earn a Free Book."
 
You can participate in all of these programs this summer, but most important-KEEP READING!
CLASSROOM VISITS:
Students visit the library once a week. This is their opportunity to learn about library resources and develop their library skills. Of course, they may check out something to read!
 
Kinders may check out one book each week in addition to the D.E.A.R. book they receive each day in their classroom. Students in grades 1-5 are able to check out 2 materials on their library account, while Middle School students may check out 3 materials on their account.
 
Students in grades K-8 visit the library on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays for book checkout. Books can be checked out for up to two weeks. Please help your child remember to return books on time.

AR (Accelerated Reader) and READING INCENTIVES:
The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a supplement to the reading curriculum at All Saints School. Students in grades 3-8 can take Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes for monthly incentives. On the wall outside of the library, the Reading Incentive Committee posts the requirements and incentives each month from October through May. In addition to taking AR tests in their classrooms, students in grades 3-8 can take tests during the last 15 minutes of library time, or in the library before or after school. The Falcon's Nest also has a computer for AR testing.

Grades 1-2 can also turn in reading logs to earn the monthly incentives. Be sure the books are at your child's reading level, so he or she can read the books independently.
 
Check out the attachment at the right to learn about goals and prizes for the school year.
 
Want to see if a book has an AR quiz? Check out www.arbookfind.com
 
www.lexile.com is a good resource to find books at a student's Lexile reading level, which is provided after taking the MAP Reading test.  Please remember that a book in a student's Lexile reading level may have content that you would not like them to read, so please take care to select appropriate books from the level.
 
If you would like to receive an e-mail when your student takes an AR test, please contact us at npattee@allsaintschurch.com and we will set you up in the system.
 
MAUD HART LOVELACE:
Students in grades 3-8 may read any 3 books that are nominated for this year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award within their corresponding division (grades 3-5 or grades 6-8), pass AR tests on these books, and vote for their favorite at our voting party in the spring!  This voting party, which will be held in March or April, includes a lunch of pizza and other yummy treats. Check out the 2016-2017 nominees at www.maudhartlovelace.org
 
OTHER BOOK SUGGESTIONS:
• For grades K-2, check out the Star of the North nominees for picture books at www.starofthenorthaward.org
• Other great sites for finding good books include:
 
USED BOOKS:
Do you have gently used books that are sitting around cluttering up your bookshelves?  The library accepts used book donations to add to our collection, any time during the year.  You can bring them in to the library with a note that they are a donation and who they are from.  Thanks for helping build up our collection!
 
LIBRARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in the library, please contact Ms. Shea at eshea@allsaintschurch.com. Responsibilities include shelving books, organizing library materials, working with children, and having a love of books! Virtus Training, a parish background check, and the Volunteer Code of Conduct Form are required.