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Family Library Patrons

Parents as Community Borrowers

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Parents of currently enrolled Pine Bush Elementary students may visit the school library to become community borrowers. This will enable parents to check out any parent collection item or library book under their own account for a period of one month. We ask that library materials be returned promptly.

To become a community borrower, the following information is required:
*home address
*email address
*phone number

Your account can be set up prior to your visit
if you email the above information to Ms. Harmon.


Important: Our general library collection has been developed to support students' pleasure reading and to support curriculum needs for all grade levels. If a teacher needs an item for instruction that a parent has currently borrowed, library staff will contact that parent for immediate return of the item. Thank you for your understanding.


Parent Collection

Our Parent Collection includes many resources that are available for parents and families to borrow from the Pine Bush Library. There are a variety of parenting resources that are available in book, audio or video format. Children's books on sensitive issues are also available here to help parents to introduce or explain these issues to their children.

Click here for a list of items currently in the Parent Collection  Learn More


Your Child's School Library Account: Keeping track of checkouts, placing holds and accessing eBooks (for free!)

Information about using student library card numbers to maintain an online account and access eBooks from BOCES.  (From April 10, 2013 PTA morning meeting presentation.
Click for handout .pdf)


Your Child's School Library: Online Tools for Finding Books

Notes from a presentation about the difference between classroom and school libraries. Includes directions for using online databases. Learn More


Visit the following internet websites for read-aloud ideas:

Family Reading Partnership  Click on the links for "Reading Aloud Tips and Book Lists"
Jim Trelease The "Read-Aloud Guru" offers suggestions and booklists, includes his message for more focus on turning books into friends, not enemies.
Mem Fox Visit her section on Reading Aloud, as well as articles for Parents and Teachers.

Raising a Great Reader

Reading with your child is a wonderful experience to share and helps develop the skills your child needs for reading success in school.

Some reading tips include:

Read together every day.
Read books that you enjoy.
Watch T.V. less.
Set a good example - let your child see you reading, too!
Take a trip to the bookstore.
Give books as gifts instead of toys. It shows that you value reading.
Visit the library - it's free!



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