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Welcome to Payne's Library Page
   
Our library catalog is now available over the web.
Go to http://msd-library.moreland.org/.
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Dear Payne Families:

Students make weekly visits to the Payne library with their classes.  Depending on their grade level, students may check out one or two books, and may keep them for one or two weeks.  If your child needs more time to finish a book they may renew it at least once.  Students must bring books to the library to renew.
 

Grade

# of Books

Books Due In:

K – 1st

1 Book

1 Week 

2nd – 3rd

2 Books

1 Week

4th – 5th

2 Books

2 Weeks

 
In order to make your student’s library experience successful and to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader please encourage your child to share their books with you.  Make a time and place for daily reading.  Help your child find a safe place to keep their library books and remind them what day is their class library day.

If a book is damaged, encourage your child to handle the problem responsibly by bringing it to the librarian’s attention.  Please do not attempt to repair a damaged book at home.  If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair district policy defines replacement value as $10 for paperback books and $20 for hardback fiction and $25 for hardback nonfiction books.  Until books are returned or paid for, students cannot check out another book.

In addition to weekly visits with their classes, 1st – 5th grade students can visit to the library during snack recess, M – F and 3rd – 5th grader students may visit the library during M,T, Th,F lunch recess.

Happy Reading,
Elizabeth Kahn, Payne Library Specialist
ekahn@moreland.org or 408-874-3715
 
California Young Readers Medal 

Primary Category
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein
It’s an Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall
Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

Intermediate Category
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

Middle School Category
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana

Picture Books for Older Readers
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
The Kite That Bridged Two Nations by Alexis O’Neill
Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America by Helen Foster James & Virginia Shin-Mui Loh
Lost or Damaged Library Book… What Do I Do?

First of all, don’t panic, most lost library books turn up.  Moreland School District does not charge overdue fines.  Please help your child carefully check their backpacks and your home and cars.  If it doesn’t turn up, please help your child check their desk, cubby, and classroom library.  Tell them to talk to Mrs. Kahn and she will check the library shelves and see if it got put back on the shelf without being checked in by the computer.

If the library book is indeed lost, then you can replace the book with another copy of the book (It must be the same binding as the lost book.) or you can pay a replacement fee; $20 for a hardback fiction book, $25 for a hardback nonfiction book or $10 for a paperback book.  If you find the book within 30 days, then your money will be refunded.  If it is longer than 30 days, then you may keep the book or donate it to the library.  Unfortunately, your child cannot check out a book until the lost book is replaced or the replacement fee paid.

If your child’s damaged book can be repaired and continue to circulate to other students, then an apology and conversation about good book care is all that is necessary. If your child has damaged a book beyond repair, then the same 2 options are available to you, replace the book with another copy of the book with the same binding or pay the replacement fee. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Kahn at ekahn@moreland.org or 408-874-3715.
READ FOR THE RECORD

Payne will be participating for the second year in Read for the Record.  All students who visit the library will hear The Bear Ate Your Sandwich and teachers have the option of reading the book to their students in the classroom.

"Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year's campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country." -Jumpstart
Questions about the library? Contact:
Kahn, Elizabeth
Librarian
 
Looking for a “Just Right” Book for Your Student?

Scholastic Book Expert Online lets you search by title, author, grade level, interest level and Lexile (check with your student’s teacher for their Lexile reading level).  After they read the books, students can take a reading comprehension test in their classroom.
Scholastic Book Expert
 

CYRM 2015/16 Winners

Primary Category - The Day the Crayons Quit

Intermediate Category - A Dog Called Homeless

Middle School Category - Dogtag Summer

Picture Books for Older Readers - Helen's Big World

Cook Prize Winner

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France