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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?

#Read2Grow This Summer!

Each year, Melissa ISD partners with the Melissa Public Library to encourage and promote reading over the summer break. Click below to learn more about the 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program at the Melissa Public Library, and see additional summer reading opportunities.

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National Poetry Month

Melissa Middle School students were encouraged to participate in three different poetry contests depending on their own creative style. Students could create an original poem of any style or length, create Spine Poetry using the spines of books to make their own poem, or create an original bookmark.

A panel of judges read and ranked the poetry. Below are the student winners.

Original Poetry Winners:

  • 1st Place: Jonathan Graves (6th grade)
  • 2nd Place: Rylei Johnson (8th grade)
  • 3rd Place: Maisy Gustaveson (7th grade)
1st Place: Jonathan Graves (6th grade)
Rylei Johnson (8th grade)
Maisy Gustaveson (7th grade)

Spine Poetry Winners:

  • 1st Place: Macie Keever (6th grade)
  • 2nd Place: Claire Garlin (6th grade)
  • 3rd Place: Karson Maynard (6th grade)
Macie Keever (6th grade)
Claire Garlin (6th grade)
Karson Maynard (6th grade)

Bookmark Winners:

  • 1st Place: Katie Jackman (6th grade)
  • 2nd Place: Clayton Brown (6th grade)
  • 3rd Place: Mara Dooley (6th grade)
1st Place: Katie Jackman (6th grade)
2nd Place: Clayton Brown (6th grade)
3rd Place: Mara Dooley (6th grade)

Melissa Ridge Intermediate students also had the opportunity to create an original poem of any style or length. A panel of judges read and ranked the poetry.

Original Poetry Winners:

  • 1st Place: Haley Cowgill (4th grade)
  • 2nd Place: Alyssa Sabo (5th grade)
  • 3rd Place: Natalee Smith (5th grade)
1st Place: Haley Cowgill (4th grade)
2nd Place: Alyssa Sabo (5th grade)
3rd Place: Natalee Smith (5th grade)

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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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