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Welcome to the Frances Drake Media Center
Whether you are doing research for a project, trying to find a good book, or hoping to contact a librarian, you've come to the right place!

Library Hours:
Student Checkouts- 8:45 to 9:05
Media Specials- 9:05 to 3:15

Contact Mrs. Swicker at ashley.swicker@leominsterschools.org
  • Cyber bullying is a real issue in today’s digital world. Students in 3rd through 5th grade learned strategies for dealing with online negativity directed at themselves or others (block and report, share with an adult, use positive comments to boost s...
  • A little slow getting back in the groove but the FD Media Center started off 2019 with some great reading goals. What do you want to read in ✨2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣✨?
  • Sneak peek at the librarian’s desk! Planning response sheets for the K-2 read alouds this week. Our school’s #socialemotionallearning focus this month is Self Awareness. We’re reading A DIFFERENT POND to honor our pasts/family contributions, CROW...
  • Fondly recalling last week’s kindergarten lesson using LITTLE OWL’S SNOW by Divya Srinivasan (out tomorrow, Dec. 4th!) The kids had a blast finding all the animals on every page and figuring out which hibernated and which did not. We followed up wi...
  • A message from a few favorite characters- READ! 🐘🐖🐦📚
  • Excited to be back in school and sharing this lovely picture book about love and support with our 1st and 2nd graders. These activities from Teachers Pay Teachers user Sarah Hudson (big TpT sale today, fellow educators) will help us celebrate the ones...
  • It’s November! We’re entering a tricky time of year with children’s literature- what books can we share about Thanksgiving without ignoring the reality of the violence of the colonists and the decimation of Native culture? November is also Nation...
  • Fourth and fifth grade are working on genre studies- we’ve listened to an awesome genre song from @flocabulary and are doing a genre tasting. The lesson will culminate with genre Jeopardy. We talked about how academically genres help us analyze texts...
  • The Book Fair is coming! Stay tuned for schedules and catalogs coming home! Interested in volunteering? Please visit www.scholastic.com/bf/francesdrakeschool for all the book fair info you desire! 📚🌈✨
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