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LIBRARY NEWS 
While we may be stuck at our houses, that doesn't mean we can't still be reading!  Here are some electronic options for reading while we are riding out the Coronavirus pandemic.   
 

The Dakota County Library has the following resources available:

 

 
We still want students to be able to participate in the reading incentive program even though we have switched to online school.  Because of this, we have contacted Renaissance Place, the company that administers the AR tests, and they are temporarily allowing us to let students take AR tests from home.  To do this, students just have to click on the following URL and log in as they normally would.  Please remember that students should take the tests by themselves, and not receive help from anyone else. 

 

https://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/158035

 
For our 1st and 2nd grade students, we have posted the reading log for April on this page for you to print out at home.  For the time being, you should keep the completed logs at home, and we will determine how to turn them in once we see how things are progressing with the pandemic.
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 from the library. 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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 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.
 
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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. 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 back in the fall to learn about goals and prizes for next 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.
 
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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 2018-2019 winners and the 2019-2020 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:
 
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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!
 
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LIBRARY MISSION PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES
If you have any questions or would like to help out 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 Code of Conduct form are required.