• Library Classes start on 21st

  •    Hispanic Heritage Month   During library we will hear books about some wonderful Hispanic/Latinx characters and real people, as well as some traditional stories. I will also post suggestions for ebooks, websites, and activities to help you find out more about the variety of culture, history, and contributions from Latin America!

Important topics:

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    Kidlit Rally for Black Lives  This was wonderful!! So many eloquent speakers with important messages for kids, parents, educators, everyone!!  Luckily, you can watch the video here

          Sesame Street - Standing up to Racism

    The show was to talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.

    The 60-minute special "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" recording can be found by clicking the above picture.

    You can watch the recording of this webinar from EmbraceRace.org, I [STILL] can’t breathe”: Supporting kids of color amid racialized violence"

     EmbraceRace

    Not My Idea     

    Through June 19 this website  (https://www.dottirpress.com/not-my-idea )

    is offering a free PDF download of

    Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness.

"From My Window" a United Nations Ebook about staying home during Covid

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.

Bored? Don't worry! We have the answer!

  •  Check out our online resources to the right. right arrow  

    Left arrow   Check out the e-books and fun extension activities on the sidebar to the left.

     User names & Passwords for our Online Resources 

    (Log into your @westorangeschools.org 
    account to access user log-ins)

WOW! Don't Miss:

  • Liberty Science center

  • So many books to listen to online!!

    Watch Harry Potter himself (sort of) reading aloud the first chapter of the first book, and then other celebrities  continue with the rest of the book!!

     Boy who Read

    AND,

     You can also watch and listen as some very famous actors read

     James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

    I hope you have as much fun listening to the book as they do reading it!

    James and the Giant Peach

    Plus:

    The Obama's continuing their tradition of reading aloud to children

     Obama's Read The Word Collector    Obama's read on PBSKids

    Also, don't miss Michelle Obama reading aloud some of her favorite children's books!

    Read Along Mondays with Michelle Obama!

    To listen to past videos of the Obama's reading aloud to children, click here.

     

    Anouncement

    INTRODUCING SORA!

    SORA allows you to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from many Public Libraries in the area, whether you have a library card or not!

    BUT FIRST

    The FIRST TIME you use Sora, in order to have access to ALL the wonderful ebooks & audio books that are available, You MUST follow the step-by-step directions from the video to:

    • Connect yourself to West Orange Town School District and then login as a West Orange student using your school email & password
    •  and then, to connect to the WO Public Library
    • and then, to connect to our multi-library group, Bergen County Cooperative Library System

    Don’t worry, the next time you log in, it will know you belong to all those groups.

    WO intro to SORA