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Arundel Family Library News

Need a recommendation on a great book. Check out our literature blog. We have asked every rising fifth and sixth grader to make at least two new posts and two comments on this blog over the summer. Read what your classmates have to say about a book and let them know what you think. Rising sixth graders who need a refresher on how to make a new post click here. Rising fifth graders who need a refresher on how to make a new post click here.

Chris Grabenstein will be visiting the Middle School on Feb. 26th at 1:20. Grabenstein's latest novel, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, is a sequel to the popular and inventive Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Grabenstein has also co-authored the I Funny series with James Patterson.

The library loans Kindles to allow children to access our ever-growing collection of e-books through Overdrive. Students can borrow the Kindles and then check Overdrive for books they would like loaded on to the kindles. Before a Kindle can be borrowed students and parents need to fill out a permission slip. There is a small fee for lost Kindles.

Students can also borrow portable mp3 players to listen to e-audiobooks.

If you would like to load digital material onto your own devices (kindles, ipads, iphones etc.) you will need to obtain a user number from the librarians. Please contact me at for that information. Tutorial videos for the use of Overdrive are available here.

Kindle Permission Slip.pdf

Electronic Material Request Form.pdf

Audio Book Reviews by Middle School Students

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E-Books at Potomac

We now have a large selection of E-Books available to download. To view the collection, click here.

What's New

Brown  Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

“I am born brown-skinned, black-haired and wide-eyed. I am born Negro here and colored there.” Jacqueline Woodson’s latest offering may be her best yet. Woodson weaves many of the themes of her earlier works into a lovely memoir told in poetry form. The story begins with her birth just three years after “a brown girl named Ruby Bridges walked into an all-white school.” With grace and poignancy she relates her family’s early struggles dealing with her father’s departure, the death of her Uncle, and the daily humiliations of life in a still largely segregated Greenwood, South Carolina. As her family moves back North to Brooklyn, Woodson shares the long journey to becoming a writer even as she struggled with school. Woodson’s use of narrative verse to tell a story ranks up there with the finest examples in children’s literature, books such as Out of the Dust. Her poems pack a real emotional punch and will stay with you long after you finish the book. Don’t miss this book.