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Library Services at MRI & MMS

Not sure what to read next? Check out the websites below to help you find new book recommendations.

I’m in a series and I don’t know what book comes next! – Find the next book in a series or sequel.

Contra Costa Library – This site offers book suggestions based on what you are currently reading.

What should I read next? – Gives you some book recommendations.

Cari Montgomery, Library Media Specialist
cmontgomery@melissaisd.org


Our online catalog, Destiny, features helpful resources, such as: Learning Tools, Encyclopedias, Newspapers, Atlases & Almanacs, Magazines, Databases, Dictionaries, & Thesauruses

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What’s happening at your library?

Bluebonnet Voting

Students in 4th and 5th grade were encouraged to read at least five of the 20 Bluebonnet Nominees for 2017-18. Those who took the challenge were invited to the library at the end of January to cast their vote for their favorite Bluebonnet winner. All voters received a voter registration card, an “I Voted!” sticker. Students enjoyed cupcakes and water, and played Bingo for a chance to win candy and free books.


“Date with a Book”

Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade were encouraged to read a wrapped book during the month of February. The wrapped books only gave a few words to describe what was underneath the unknown cover.

This reading activity asked students to possibly try new genres they might not have tried in the past. Students were asked to check out the wrapped book, open it at home, read the book in its entirety, and come back to the library for a short conversation about their mystery book. In turn, students received a sweet treat for their participation.


Book Recommendation Wall

Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade were encouraged to read a book from each of the following genres: fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, informational, and mystery. This reading activity encouraged students to read across the genres and read books they may have never tried, without a good recommendation from their peers. In turn, they took a conversational heart and made a book recommendation using the title of the book, the author, the call number, and a short, descriptive phrase enticing others to read their book. These book recommendations were posted on the outside of the library, so all students could find a plethora of good books their friends were reading. Once completed, students received a sweet treat for their participation.


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Reading & Writing Opportunities

Reading & Writing Opportunities

Mensa for Kids
Does your child love to read? Does your child love a challenge? Mensa has created a reading challenge that encourages children to read a wide variety of books to show their excellence in reading. Learn more about how your child can be a part of the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading program.

Collin County Poetry Contest
Do you have a talent for writing poetry? This is your chance to enter a poetry contest and possibly be published in a 2017 anthology. All entries should be postmarked by February 1, 2017. Learn more.

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Safe Search Engines for Students

Safe Search Engines for Students

Tutoring

Tutoring

 
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