Newbery Books are for Grown-Ups too

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by readingprogram

Newbery Books are perfect reads for advanced literacy students and ESL learners; most of these books are written at fifth-grade to eighth-grade levels, so they are perfect for building comprehension skills and reading for pleasure. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most notable American children's book published the previous year. The purpose of the Newbery Medal was stated . . . more »

Getting Spooky in ANR

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by readingprogram

Boo! The Adult New Reader (ANR) collection is available to patrons who are building their reading skills. These materials are easy-to-read books written for adults, so they are perfect for beginning readers and English as a Second Language learners. Here are some spooky selections--mysteries, thrillers and true crime stories--perfect for Halloween. Do you want to get your scare on? /Brenda . . . more »

The Reading Program - A Staff Bio

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 by Reading_Program

The Reading Program is a unique department in the library because we have only 2.5 Literacy Specialists (LS) on staff, and we provide services at 9 libraries including the City of Mountain View Public Library. Currently, one LS is on maternity leave, and one LS is jaunting around Europe. This week I am preparing this blog solo without any input from my colleagues. I decided . . . more »

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