Welcome to the Dual Language Academy Library
My name is Mrs. Burke, and this is my 10th school year as DLAMP’s Library Specialist.
This school year, all of DLAMP’s TK-8 students have weekly scheduled Library times. Students in TK, Kinder and First Grade check out one book at each library class, and those books remain in the students’ classrooms. Students in grades 2-8 check out two books (one in English and one in Spanish) and can take those books home. Library book bags have been provided to grade 2-6 students to assist students in safely transporting Library books to and from school. Students will reuse these bags all year long. If these bags break, they can be replaced with Ziplock bags from home.
Library books may be renewed (unless another student has placed a hold on the book), but they must be brought with them to Library time to be renewed. If books are not returned by the due date, they are overdue. When books are overdue, the student will not be able to check out another book until their Library books are returned. If the student has a long overdue book without renewing, (three weeks or longer) that student will not be able to check out any additional books until the overdue book is returned. An overdue notice will be given after two due date periods. Fines are assessed for any lost or damaged books. Recuperating fines for lost or damaged books helps us maintain our Library collection.
As part of my commitment to PBIS, I participate in giving Positive Paws to students for extraordinary behavior and for following Library expectations. (Coming soon: Students will learn ways to spend Positive Paws in the Library!)
Also a PBIS initiative, in grades 6-8, we create a Library Respect Agreement for each class. Respect Agreements are posted in the Library.
As the school year progresses, I will add glimpses of the DLAMP Library as well as resources to this webpage, so check back again soon!
If you have any questions or concerns, please call, email or message me at:
899-1100 ext. 3117
or Parent Square.
I look forward to sharing my love of books and learning with your student and fostering a passion for reading!
Please encourage students to have a special place for library books that are taken home. Remember to keep Library books away from pets, liquids and food. Here are some great online resources on how to care for Library books and how to keep them safe:
Students learn why it is vital to keep a Library organized. Here are some of the videos that I share to help teach proper use of shelf markers and how to keep the Library organized:
¡Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana y Latinx!
We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the DLAMP Library. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Challenge your students to find fiction or nonfiction books about or written by Hispanic or Latinx authors!
Banned Books Week is Sept. 18-24, 2022
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” - Ray Bradbury (1993), American author and screenwriter
“Healthy societies do not ban books.” - Nikole Hannah-Jones (2022) , Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the 1619 Project
DLAMP Library’s Banned Books Week display includes books that we have in our Library that have been challenged or banned in the United States - now or sometime in the past. Students in grades 5-8 were introduced to Banned Books Week. Common Sense Media’s Why Your Kid Should Read Banned Books is particularly helpful as a starting point for an introduction to challenged and banned books, and includes useful information and meaningful conversation prompts.
Here are some resources for Banned Books Week:
- First Book’s Helpful Resources for Educators During Banned Books Week
- Penguin Random House’s: Banned Books Resources Hub
- Scholastic’s Talking to Kids About Banned Books
- American Library Association’s Banned Books Week (September 18-24, 2022)
- Banned Books Week
- Random House’s Understanding the First Amendment - A Guide for Teachers and Librarians