Student Library Days

Monday:   Kindergarten 

Tuesday:   2nd Grade and 4th Grade

Wednesday:  1st Grade and 3rd Grade

Thursday:   5th Grade

 Friday:   Wee Dolphins

Monday through Friday: Middle School - any morning with Teacher permission.  



 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHATFIELD SCHOOL BOOK FAIR


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. The Fair has a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair! You can also support our school by shopping online! Enjoy a larger, expanded selection and order books for all ages and grades:

Shop Online from November 22 to December 5

The Fall Book Fair dates and times are scheduled and listed below. If you would like to volunteer to help students find books or count their change, please send a note or stop by in the Library.



November 26th to November 30th

Monday Nov. 26 8:30 to 4:30

Tuesday Nov. 27 8:30 to 4:30

Wednesday Nov. 28 8:30 to 4:30

Thursday Nov. 29 Extended hours, open to 6 pm

Friday Nov. 30 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Students will preview books with class, and then have a time to shop.

Students may shop with an adult after school 3:35 – 4:30 Monday to Wednesday, and to 6 pm on Thursday.

Online shopping will be available November 22 to December 5


                               Celebrate the joy of reading.

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 “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss 

 “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. — Lady Montagu

“Books train your mind to imagine, to think big – Taylor Swift








Helping Children Become Children Who Love to Read


   * If the adults in the home read, the children are more likely to read.

   * Children become better readers by reading.  

   * Children who read automatically increase their vocabulary.

 * Something magical happens when a child reads the right book at the right time.     If a child comes across a character that has the same feelings or fears, they feel less alone.



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  Tips for Encouraging Kids to Read

1.  "Read me a story!"

Nearly every suggestion sent in by parent and teacher tip-sters had this message.   Reading together is a powerful tool in motivating your child to read, no matter how old they are.

 2.  Beyond Books

Tip-sters were quick to point out that reading material comes in many different shapes and sizes.  Magazines, board games, recipes, cereal boxes, signs, comic books, turning on the closed captioning on your television all provide opportunities for reading practice. 

3.  Keep it fun, for everyone 

 If kids are going to enjoy reading, the experience has to be enjoyable.  As you read with your children, keep them involved by asking questions about the story, and let them fill in the blanks. You or your children, can create activities related to the stories you're reading. In one household, reading Little House on the Prairie prompted lively games of "wagon-train" and discussions about life on the frontier. Another family likes to create mini-plays, acting out the stories they read. While her grandson "helps" in the garden, one grandmother spells words for him to write out using a muddy stick. Once the word is complete, the two of them sound it out together, wipe the word away, then move onto the next. This reading game keeps her grandson occupied for hours.

From Jessica Snyder



Need Help Choosing a Good Book? 

Sometimes it is difficult to pick out a book that you are sure to like. More than 2,000 students and literacy experts have suggested favorite books that they feel are must-reads. Here are links to lists for kids 5 to 14, and one for teens.




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