There are many places to get free online books and articles to read.
Mel.org offers ebooks and articles. https://mel.org/kids
Scholastic is offering free access to resources that you usually have to pay for. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html
Dearborn Public Library has many resources but you need a library card. https://dearbornlibrary.org/
Salina Intermediate will hold a Scholastic Book Fair November 26, 27, 29 and 30 in the media center. You can find out more and order online here: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/salinaint .
I don’t want the momentum to stop with June 14, so there will be summer hours for the Remote Locker and the Community Center, including Salina Intermediate book checkout, so watch this space for details.
We have several new things happening in the new year at Salina Intermediate media center. First of all, many of the books students have requested have come in. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy every book students ask for, either because of inappropriate content or, just lack of money. I was able to get many of the items and series that were requested. We have the Maximum Ride graphic novel series, several new Naruto and Baruto graphic novels, as well as many of the recent Newbury award winners.
Another exciting addition is the new book locker in the community center. Students and parents alike will be able to borrow books from the Dearborn Public Library system and get them delivered to this book locker. The locker will only open with the barcode of the library card of the person who requested the book. there is also a book return bin so that books can be returned at the community center as well. I have waited many years to see this collaboration between the school system and the public library system. This will give Salina students and their parents access to many materials that I could not begin to afford for the school library.
If you have a favorite book that you think everyone should know about, nominate it for Salina Book Star and you and your book will appear for all to see.
Which book deserves to be a star. Nominate books below to be the Book Star of the Week and take their place in the slideshow.
The first week of December is Hour of Code. If you are a student, log in with Clever from Dearborn Schools homepage. Mrs. Alvarado will give you your class code to join the proper level. The general code for my section for Salina Intermediate is XYKGMF, but other teachers may have a specific code for their group. If you are a parent or other interested adult, you can try it, too at https://studio.code.org/courses. It is free to all users.