Summer Reading 2021

The Summer Reading Lists are a joint project of the Belmont Public Schools and the Belmont Public Library. They are designed to encourage students in Belmont to make reading a habit, raising both their interest in and level of reading. The theme this year is Tails and Tales!

Please, enjoy these books with your child:

Helpful Belmont Public Library Links

LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Grades K - 1

Students will attend a library class one time per week for 30 minutes.  This day is considered a “special” in their schedule and is lead by our Library Aide; their teacher is not present.  During library time students in Grades K-1 will listen to a story read aloud by the Library Aide, a Class Assistant, or a parent. Read alouds are followed by an opportunity for students to browse for a book they would like to check out. Alternatively, the Library Aide provides activities related to the selected read aloud titles.

 

Grades 2 - 4

Students attend library less predictably (1 time per week if possible, typically for less than 30 minutes) as it is not considered a “special” in their schedule.  Their teacher is in attendance at all times. During library time students in Grades 2-4 may participate in any of the above activities, as well as engage in teacher-directed research or participate in book talks with their peers.

 

Note: Parent volunteers are welcome to assist during library time.  Tasks might involve shelving books, taking inventory, checking books in and out, reading to students, or helping students select books.  Please see our volunteer section for more information.

LIBRARY CATALOGING SYSTEM

Follett Library Destiny database at follettdestiny.com Our cataloging system is available inside the school network only.

TECHNOLOGY LITERACY

Belmont Public Schools is engaged in the ongoing study, development, evaluation, and implementation of a range of technology-based educational programs. The Technology Department has developed Benchmark Standards for Students K-12.  These standards address the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Technology Plan, the National Educational Technology Standards, the Massachusetts Department of Education Instructional Technology Standards and the Belmont Public Schools Strategic Plan.