Keep reading this summer!

posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:27 AM by Rebecca Linehan

Manchester is bursting with ways to get connected with books this summer--and earn some prizes too--although the real prize is getting "lost" in a wonderful story, or learning all about something new in a non-fiction book. Here are some of the ways to get books this summer:

*Our own Little Free Library at Wilson School
Open 24/7! I will be stocking the library with new books once a week!
little free library at 401 Wilson St.

*Story Time for Kindergarten and First Grade at Wilson
July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 11:30-12:30. I will be reading/telling Trickster Tales on July 17th!

*Hear a story and pick a book from the new Book Mobile! The bookmobile will visit parks and schools around the city, with 2 stops every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The closest stop to Wilson is Beech Street School, where the Book Mobile will stop on Fridays from 10:30-12. I will be there on July 13th and 20th. You can find the full schedule here

*Manchester Public Library, along with libraries around the state, will be running its Summer Reading Program
This year the theme is "Libraries Rock!" (Can you find the toy guitars hidden around the library? More information here

So there you have it! Have some fun in the sun this summer, but spend some time under a tree with a good book too! Happy Reading! 
Mrs. Linehan

5th graders participate in Global Read-Aloud!

posted Nov 18, 2017, 8:15 AM by Rebecca Linehan

5th grade students are listening to the book A Long Walk to Water. Other students around the world are reading the same book! 
We are communicating with a class in Hampstead, NH, using Padlet.
Through a webquest, we are learning what it means to be a refugee.

Fix coming for Little Free Library door

posted Nov 18, 2017, 8:06 AM by Rebecca Linehan

If you have used the Little Free Library lately, you may have noticed that the door is sticking. We had so much wet weather that the wood swelled up! I am working on a new door, and expect to have it installed soon! For now, just lift gently on the doorknob to unstick the door!

Library 24/7

posted Sep 3, 2017, 11:14 AM by Rebecca Linehan

Welcome back for the 2017/18 school year!

Although it went up last year, I wanted to remind everyone that our Little Free Library is up and running in front of the school near the flagpole!
Did you know that there are Little Free Libraries all over the world? These free book-exchange boxes are built and maintained by volunteer stewards in the belief that access to books improves our communities. Please help yourself to books from the box at any time, and exchange them for books you have a home or return the same book when you are done. For more information about these libraries, visit

EBSCO Databases

posted Jul 12, 2015, 1:38 PM by Rebecca Linehan   [ updated Jul 12, 2015, 1:58 PM ]

Want to do some research this summer? We have access to databases for students and teachers! To see the passwords, click on the link below. (You will be asked to log into your school Google account, if you are not already!)

Student Databases

Teacher Databases--choose the ones you want

3 Little Pigs!!

posted May 5, 2015, 1:24 PM by Rebecca Linehan

Hear the 3 Little Pigs in different languages!

Family Reading Survey

posted Oct 4, 2014, 10:11 AM by Rebecca Linehan   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 10:13 AM ]

Family Reading Survey

‎(Esp.)‎ Family Reading Survey

The Book Fair is Coming!

posted Sep 21, 2014, 6:23 PM by Rebecca Linehan   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 6:27 PM ]

This year's Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday, October 6th and runs through the week to Friday, October 10th. Students can shop during their regularly scheduled library classes, or you can come with them to Family Night on October 7th from 6-7:30. City Year will be running a fun Family Literacy Night that same night in the gym. The book fair will be held in the library. For a larger selection of books for all ages, you can shop the online book fair. Shipping is free, and books will be sent home with students after the fair closes.

During the event we'd like to gather some information about the ways your family reads and your thoughts about our school library program. Look for a table where you can fill out an online survey and get a raffle ticket for one of three bags of books pulled from the book fair!

You may have noticed that your child has not brought home any library books yet this year. Borrowing has been pre-empted during the NWEA tests for all students. Things will get back to normal once the book fair is over.

Welcome back!

posted Sep 6, 2014, 6:03 PM by Rebecca Linehan

Welcome back to school, everyone! The library looks a lot different this year, as I had to re-organize the space a bit. New books, funded through last spring's Scholastic Book Fair, will be on the shelves any minute. Circulation will start next week, for most classes. Speaking of the bookfair, it's coming again soon! I decided to run it early this year, so look for flyers with all the info. It will be set up from October 6th-10th. Family Night will be that week, but a date hasn't be picked yet--stay tuned.

Summer "You Can Make It" Challenge!

posted Jun 1, 2014, 4:28 PM by Rebecca Linehan   [ updated Jun 1, 2014, 4:49 PM ]

Hi Everyone!
My favorite thing to do in the summer is to make something new. Usually, this involves gardening or carpentry. Almost always, I read a book or website first to learn how to do a new thing. This summer, I'm building a little deck, planting blueberries, and trying out new vegetarian recipes. I challenge you to make something new! It doesn't have to be big or expensive. It could be an art project, a poem, an invention that you make out of recycled junk, a new recipe...Email me with how and why you did this project. Take a picture if you can, and I'll post your creations on this web page.

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