Welcome to Glenmoor Library's Webpage
The Library will be open four days a week, Tuesday - Friday, for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Thanks to Measure K Funds, classes will come to Library once a week.
The BOOKFAIR will be held Friday, Oct 25 and Tuesday, October 29 - November 1
Volunteers are needed! Please go to Sign Up Genius and type in Glenmoor Bookfair to sign up. Or click here to be connected to the site:
Thank you for supporting our school Library
The Library is open before school and during morning & afternoon recesses. Students are encouraged to exchange their books during recess as soon as they finish reading them. Parents, too, may check out books, and are welcome when the library is open and I do not have a class. Our school library has several bi-lingual books, including Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Our library serves over 680 students & staff, and contains over 20,000 volumes.
Friends of the Library are always welcome. Please stop by the Library to see how you may help.
Mrs. Castillou, 797-0740, x63037
Grade K and 1st: 1 book
2nd Grade through 6th grade : 2 books
Books are due back in 1 week and may be renewed up to 2 times.
Lost &/or damaged books are charged as follows:
Please help your child be responsible for his/her books and return them every week
FUSD Library Rules
1. School and classroom rules also apply to the library.
2. Students should talk in appropriate voice for the library.
3. Students should be seated when and where directed by their teacher or library staff.
4. Students should show appropriate respect for the library staff, books, materials and technology.
5. No food or drink is allowed in the school library.
6. Students who wish to use the computers in the library must have on file at the school a current Technology Use Agreement.
7. Students will not violate copyright laws pertaining to materials in the library.
Glenmoor's online catalog can be accessed from school or home. Go to the link below, which will take you to the district library page. This page also has links for homework help, dictionaries and literature lists for each grade level. For e-Library access, click on Parents & Students tab at the top, then choose Library, District. Next click on the blue highlighted bar FUSD's new e-Library Online Catalog. (Be sure to "bookmark" that page for next time!) You're almost there! Click on the drop down arrow to find Glenmoor Elementary School, and it will bring up a search screen. Be sure to click on Glenmoor or you may end up searching a different school library! Type in the name, author, or subject and click "search everything". It will then bring up all books in our library pertaining to your search and will tell you whether they are in "standard shelving location" (on the shelf), or checked out.
You can access the online catalog (e-Library) from any computer w/ internet access by going to:
Online Research Sites:
Internet Public Library
Excellent Search tool for school research. Their mission is to provide library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals.
Alameda County Library
Search the online catalog and e-book catalog for all county libraries.
Get homework help and have fun at Kid's Place or Teen Scene
Get a library card for immediate access: https://alam1.aclibrary.org/selfreg~S2
Infotrac (including magazine index and online databases -- requires your Alameda County library card number)
Library of Congress ·Internet Public Library ·Other Libraries
Online Encyclopedias and Research Databases:
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (free version) http://www.britannica.com
CIA World Kids' Page - Country facts and maps http://www.cia.gov/kids-page/index.html
Fact Monster - http://www.factmonster.com/us.html
Click on Kid's Page tab for Country Information, Fifty States, Online Maps, Voter Information,
Dictionaries: Merriam-Webster Online · yourDictionary.com http://www.yourdictionary.com/
Search Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 44,000 free e-books to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
We have one Scholastic Bookfair in the fall. The money raised from the fair is used to purchase books and supplies for the library. The state has cut school library funding drastically in recent years and is currently just over $1 per student. Therefore, the majority of our funding to support our library comes directly from bookfair profits.
Calling all Volunteers: Please sign up to work the book fair at the SignUp Genius link: www.signupgenius.com/go/508094EABA72BA31-2012
Wildcat Birthday Book Club:
This is a great way to celebrate your child's birthday while helping to increase library resources for all students. Money is donated in the child's name and book(s) are purchased with a bookplate put inside the front cover to show who's birthday is being celebrated! Forms are available year around from the library. Return your donations either to the library or to your child's teacher, marked attn: LIBRARY.
California Young Reader Medal Program:
These are book awards given to books that are chosen by the students of California. The California Library Association reviews many books over a years period and several are selected in various age categories. Participating schools can then read the books to the students , who after hearing all the stories, vote on their favorites in early spring. The results are sent in and the winners announced in May. Glenmoor's students in grades 1-3 participate.
As always, volunteers are needed to help shelve books in the library and assist in other tasks as well, such as covering books, or repairing damaged volumes. Training is provided. Contact Mrs. Castillou at email@example.com for more information.
Or just stop by and say hello!
Thanks for all you do for our Library. We couldn't do it without the help of our wonderful volunteers!