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    Hillcrest Library Procedures


    Hillcrest students have library as a special once every six school days. Students in grades kindergarten through 2nd are permitted to check out one book per cycle. Grades 3rd and 4th may borrow two books each cycle. Books are due back the morning of the letter day your child has library as a special. The due date will be stamped in the back of the book. If your child has any overdue library books they will not be permitted to check out another book until the overdue book is returned. Books may be renewed for one cycle.





    Hillcrest Library Catalog



    Click on the link above to search by title, author, subject or series for library materials.



    Facts About Reading


    The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. -Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. Center for the Study of Reading, Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Education

    Reading to young children promotes language acquisition and literacy development and, later on, achievement in reading comprehension and overall success in school. The percentage of young children read aloud to daily by a family member is one indicator of how well young children are prepared for school. -Family Reading. NCES Fast Facts. National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

    Learning to read is a crucial step in children's education because those who fare poorly in the early grades are unlikely to catch up with their more skilled classmates. -Scientific American, March 2002


    Six Flags Six Hour Reading Club


    Hillcrest students in grades kindergarten through 4th who complete six hours of recreational reading before February 26, 2008 will earn a free admission ticket valid at participating Six Flags theme parks. To receive a ticket, students need to fill out the Student Keeping Track Form that was sent home in December and turn it in to their teacher by February 26, 2008. See form for more details.







    Bookworms is a family literacy program held in Hillcrest Library one night a month. We have a read-aloud with a correlating activity. The program is usually one hour. Information about Bookworms will be sent home with your child.


    Upcoming Bookworms

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 6:30 7:30 PM

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 6:30 7:30 PM


    Book Lists

    An award winning book is always a great choice. Click on the links below for lists of books that have won awards.


    Caldecott Medal Winners


    Newbery Medal Winners


    Coretta Scott King Book Award


    The Pura Belpré Award





    Franklin Township Public Library


    Anyone who lives in Franklin Township, including children, can get a Franklin Township Public Library card for free! Click on the link above for more information.


    Internet Resources for Children


    Ask Jeeves For Kids


    Great Web Sites for Kids