New York Public Library Connect: Library resources you can access from home
You can borrow electronic books and electronic- audiobooks at the New York Public Library website. Consider a virtual library card. Using your Android or iOS device, download SimplyE—The New York Public Library's free e-reader app—to get started. Residents of New York State over the age of 13 are eligible to apply. You can find a list of digital resources using the website; nypl.org. This includes access to e-books, research e-journals, online newspapers, and resources for young learners. If you have any questions, please refer to our reference service, Ask NYPL. We hope the below resources will be of use to you during this difficult time. (If you received this email from a friend and would like to stay updated on our digital offerings, sign up to receive NYPL Connect.)
Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures
From our P.S.94 Library
All New York Public libraries will be closed from March 14-March 31. However, you can have access to books and education resources using the following information provided below.
Our P.S. 94 Library is reminding you that your child has access to educational resources available to use at home. These websites can be found at our school’s website ps94x.org . Some of the resources are as follows:
- MyON- Your child has been provided with their username and password to access this website. There are over 6,000 books and quizzes available on MyON for your child to complete at home. This website can be accessed using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Also reading projects on MyOn have also been assigned by our school librarian, when you go to your child’s MyOn account.
- I-Ready usernames and passwords have also been provided for Grades 2-5 for students to continue practicing their reading and math skills.
- You can also visit these website - www.uniteforliteracy.com to find many good books you can enjoy with your young reader at home.Many of these books can also be translated into different languages. See also https://www.scholastic.com/parents/home.html - Learning at Home
From our school website- ps94x.org, you can also find some additional resources and activities to continue your child’s education: Follow the steps below:
- Go to ps94x.org
- Click on Students- Link and Resources
- These links are educational and also fun for your children.
- If you or your child have a library card, you can also find books and educational activities by going to the Letter N
- Click on the New York Public Library- For Kids Education and look for Homework Resources. Click on Book Flix, Science Flix, World Book OnLine, or Explora Elementary. You can search through these databases to find everything from free e-books and projects for your kids to complete at home. But you will need a library card.
- Another option from the public library is: https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources
Learning at Home: Free Resources
MyOn Login Information for Students
Books for Beginning Readers translated into other languages
www.uniteforliteracy.com to find many good books you can enjoy with your young reader at home.
Many of these books can also be translated into different languages.
P S 94 Robin Hood Library Mission
P.S 94 Robin Hood Library Mission Statement
The mission of the P.S. 94 library is to promote and support instruction at our school using technology and text. The School Library Media Center should be recognized as an important part for supporting the school's overall mission, which is to prepare each student for college and career. Furthermore, the library should provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment. Overall, the library's mission is to support the instructional program of both school buildings. Both librarians are responsible for coordinating and supervising activities for both libraries.
Students will be taught how to become self-directed and confident learners within the library. Classes will be given library orientations to show them what is available in the library. Library class visits are scheduled accordingly by a fixed and flexible scheduling for both buildings. There is open access for students, teachers and parents in both libraries. Students learn how to:
*select just right books for personal enjoyment using the five finger rule;
*students select two books during each class visit. They may also select an additional five books when their parents come to select books in the library.
*access and use the MyON reading database;
*use the New York Public Library website-nypl.org for reading and researching information.
*evaluate and know the differences between fiction and non-fiction text
*understand and use the Dewey decimal system to locate books in this library as well as any public library
* access information using the New York Public Library website
* use encyclopedias, atlases and the internet for research
*prepare reports using reference resources located in the library
*use technology resources and text to prepare their classroom reports
*can participate in our library reading challenge for grades 2-5.
Furthermore, to encourage students visiting the New York Public Library, throughout the school year, our school librarian is responsible for coordinating visits to P.S. 94 with the Mosholu Public Librarians. They share information with our students about resources available in the public library; they also conduct book talks to excite our students about reading and how to use and access information using the nypl.org website.
Activities coordinated by both librarians for students:
Throughout the school year, both librarians promote the reading challenge for grades 2-5, which ends at the end of May. The objective of the reading challenge is to encourage students to utilize library and MyOn resources. Students read and respond to library books, classroom selected books and also MyOn books.
2nd Grade Tiger Reading Challenge is coordinated for only second grade students. They are assigned a project to research, for example what career do they want to have someday. They are required to complete a Tiger Reading Challenge packet in which they are asked to answer questions about their future career using books found in the library or nypl.org website. They are given a month to complete the project. They are given the assignment in March and it ends in April. In April and after the packets are reviewed, an Award ceremony is held in the beginning of May to acknowledge the students who completed the challenge. Both librarians are responsible for helping to coordinate the challenge and review the activities. The parent coordinator is also responsible for assisting with the TIGER Reading Challenge Award ceremony.
For our K-1 grade classes in the Annex, we have Family Reading Night, which takes place twice during the school year. The Annex librarian is responsible for coordinating this event with assistance from the parent coordinator. The Robin hood and Annex librarian are responsible for coordinating three Book Fairs each year-Fall, Spring and the Summer kick-off bookfair. Students, staff members and parents at P.S. 94 can buy one book and get another free. This is scheduled after Memorial day. All book fairs will need to be added to the monthly calendar and are conducted in each library simultaneously.
Robin Hood Library After-School Hours
Furthermore, the Robin hood library is open after-school for one hour on Wednesday and Thursday for students, teachers and family members of students attending our school to utilize our school library services. Parents and students are invited after-school on Wednesday and Thursday to select books and ask questions to the librarian and there is also open access Monday-Friday from 8-8:50am and 1:30-2:15pm during the school day to select library books and complete research assignments. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon we have a MYon After-school book club. Students select the books for the club to read and discuss. The New York Public Library is also looking to coordinate an after-school book club on Thursday with the Robin hood library.
Annual Spelling Bee
P.S 94 forth and fifth grade students are also encouraged to participate in our annual Spelling Bee held in January. To keep students motivated for learning, with their report cards in June, students in grades 3 and 4 are given a list of words to study during the summer. Upon returning in September, 4th and 5th grade classrooms will have a spelling bees using the same words provided during the summer. These two students will represent their class at the annual Spelling Bee held in January. The Spelling Bee is also another collaborative effort between the Robin hood librarian, PBIS coordinator, and parent coordinator.
Montefiore Hospital Doctor Visits to P S 94
The Robin hood librarian is also responsible for coordinating KOLF-The Keep On Learning Foundation with Montefiore Hospital doctors coming and tutoring and sharing their life experiences as doctors with our students at PS94. This program begins at the end of October and ends at the ends in May.
The Robin hood librarian is also responsible for coordinating and supervising Student Council events and activities throughout the school year.
Furthermore, the Robin hood librarian is responsible for College and Career Readiness by coordinating visits to college and universities. Moreover, the library should be open, as much as possible, for student activities related to the library. The Robinhood and Annex librarian are also responsible for keeping students and parents updated with upcoming events in the library and to provide the principal and the school newsletter, on a monthly basis, a calendar of scheduled events for students and parents to attend in both buildings.
The librarian is also available to collaborate with teachers to plan lessons and activities which support the school curriculum. The Robin hood librarian is also responsible for providing teachers and paraprofessionals with quality professional development programs which utilizes the PS 94 library and MyLibraryNYC program.
The workshop provide ideas to teachers to help support classroom instruction utilizing technology resources, lesson planning; locating books using the computer program Destiny System. Furthermore, classes, teachers, and parents are provided with library orientation; so they are aware of what resources are available at the P.S.94 library. Library orientations are held at the beginning of the school year for all classes. Students and teachers are taught how to use the Dewey Decimal System; how to find books in the library; and how to use all library technology programs/computers that are available to them.
Parents are invited to attend workshops coordinated by the Robinhood and Annex librarian. Some of these workshops are: how to use the P.S. 94 library, accessing information using the school Internet, free as well as the New York Public Library website (nypl.org); the Robin hood librarian also collaborates with the technology teacher to coordinate parent technology workshops on how to use the P.S. 94 website, MYon, and the public library website. These resources are helpful at home with classroom assignment.
The Family Reading night workshop is coordinated by the Annex librarian. Parents learn how to read and ask questions using fiction and non-fiction books with their child; moreover, they are shown reading and writing activities they can do at home to develop life-long readers. The main objective of these workshops are to get parents more involved in using library resources and to help develop their children’s love of reading.
Library after-school on Wednesday and Thursday, parents are invited to accompany their children to the library to select just right books and to also read or help their children with homework assignments.
The librarian is responsible for communicating, as much as possible with the administration ideas for improving library services. The Robin hood and Annex librarian are also responsible for keeping administration in both buildings, as well as students and parents, updated with upcoming events in the library. Furthermore, they are responsible for provide the principal and the monthly school newsletter, a calendar of scheduled events for students and parents to attend in both buildings.
Robin Hood Library Goals and Objectives 2019-2020
*Practice utilizing the MyOn and NYPL website with all classes- with a focus on helping ESL students and those with IEPs. Students will also learn how to use the digital catalog to locate books on the library shelves.
*3rd grade- recognize and identify the writing elements of personal narratives
*4th grade-recognize and identify the writing elements of folktale narratives
*5th grade- recognize and identify the writing elements of realistic fiction
*Identify the ten major Dewey Decimal system areas and what main subjects are included in each area.
*Locates nonfiction and fiction materials at appropriate reading level using the five finger rule
*Practice searching for books using the Destiny Library Online catalog with assistance to locate library materials.
*Select library books based on a theme, topic, or connection to classroom learning or personal interest.
*Select both “just right” materials and challenging
*Practice utilizing the MyOn and NYPL website with all classes- with a focus on helping ESL students and those with IEPs.
*2nd grade- Read, recognize and identify the elements of personal narrative writing.
*Identify and understand how the Dewey Decimal works to help you locate library books.
*Locate “just right” nonfiction and fiction materials at appropriate reading level using the five finger rule and Destiny Library Online catalog with assistance from the librarian
*Select library books based on a theme, topic, or connection to classroom learning or personal interest.
*Select both “just right” materials and challenging
P.S. 94 Robinhood Library
A book, I think is very like
A little golden door
That takes me into places
Where I've never been before
by Adelaide Love
Robin Hood Library Activities
Student Council 2020
*Student Council Elections- November 2019
*Spelling Bee for 4th and 5th grade classes- January 2020
*TIGER Reading Challenge for 2nd grade kickoff Assembly- March 2020
* TIGER Challenge booklets to be collected April 2020
*Tiger Award Ceremony will be held May 2020
*Book Fair; Buy One Book, Get Another Book Free: May 26-29, 2020
Book Fair Main building library only. room 207. 8:15-2:10pm. Close for Lunch 11:30-12:30pm.
Library Reading Challenge Ends May 2020
Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join our Library Reading Challenge which begins: October 2019 and ends May, 2020. To join,students have to come to the P.S. 94 library and get a reading challenge packet from the librarian.
Library MB Hours are cancelled
The PS 94 Robin hood Library Open Access Hours:
8-8:50 and 1:30-2:15pm
Wednesday & Thursday After-School Hours
The PS 94 Robin hood Library has open access hours for parents, students and staff members to select books and use the computers Monday through Fridays from 8-8:50am and 1:30-2:15pm in the main building library. Parents are invited to bring their children to the library after-school on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:20-3:20. All students must have written permission from their parents to remain in the library during after-school hours if they are to use to the Robin hood library without parental supervision.
Book Fair information will be updated
The Book Fair Information will be updated.