Klingenstein Library

The Patricia Davis Klingenstein '47 Library is located in the Lower School building and serves students in the Early Childhood through 4-5 programs.


Announcing the Waynflete Summer Reading Virtual Book Fair

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and now more than ever, that means lots of time for our favorite activity - reading! We are excited to announce that the Waynflete Libraries will be  partnering once again with Print: A Bookstore to give you an opportunity to add books to your summer reading pile while supporting your libraries.

Waynflete Libraries' Summer Reading Virtual Book Fair

When: June 1st-15th

Where: Print: A Bookstore Website 

What: Browse Print's collection or take a look at the recommendations made by Waynflete librarians and classroom teachers. All Waynflete orders are eligible for $0.99 shipping, and orders over $20 automatically qualify for free shipping.

20% of proceeds from Waynflete sales will be donated to the Waynflete Libraries.


DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES

Lower School families, I've compiled a list of resources for ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, and more for you to access during this time of distance learning. You'll find it here. I'll be adding to the list as I learn of more resources, so check back soon! Note that grade level-specific lists can be found on Veracross websites.

For your online research needs, see our list of databases below.

 


 

Research

  • Databases

Kids Infobits is a database of magazine, newspaper, and reference book articles about people, government, history, science, health, sports, geography, current events, the arts, and more. It is designed just for kids.

National Geographic Kids includes all magazines from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality information for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

World Book Kids is an online encyclopedia that contains information about thousands of topics.

NoveList K-8 Plus helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents and teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

 

  • Websites

Kiddle - Use this kid-friendly search engine to search the internet.

Word Central - Merriam-Webster's online dictionary/rhyming dictionary/thesaurus for kids.

Fact Monster - All-around general reference/research site.

 


 

Reading

Use our library catalog to find books, audiobooks, and DVDs. You can search by a word or words, a title, an author's name, a subject, or even a series title. Please ask a librarian if you do not find what you are looking for!

 

  • Waynflete Digital Library - Digital Books & Audiobooks

Hosted by Overdrive, our Digital Library is a collection of ebooks and audiobooks selected by Waynflete librarians for Waynflete students. Log in by using your Waynflete google ID as your username and your library number as your password. Contact Lower School librarian Laurel Daly if you need help.

For mobile devices download Overdrive's Sora app. Directions for signing in to Sora can be found here.

 

  • Statewide Book Award Programs

Chickadee Award - Our Kindergarten through 3rd grade students participate in the Chickadee Award program, a children's choice book award program sponsored by The Maine Association of School Libraries. Nominee books are read aloud throughout the school year, and voting takes place at the end of March. The winner is announced in early April. 

Maine Student Book Award - Students in 4th through 8th grade may participate in the MSBA program by reading at least three of the nominees. Voting takes place at the end of March, and the winner is announced in early April.

 


 

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