Library Learning Center

Author Visit

Margaret Peterson Haddix – Author of the Shadow Children and many other popular series.

Thursday, April 4, at 1:30 in the library. Grades 4, 5 & 6.

The Strangers (newest book) order form.

Early Series order form

Author Visit

Book Fair

Check out our Book Fair page and online shopping. Click here.

Hour of Code

Want to build a game using Scratch. Click here and you will see 8 slides. Just follow them starting with 1.

Watch some of the action on Hour of Code.

John Flanagan Visit

John Flanagan (author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series) will be meeting with students on October 3 at 1:30 in the library. Books can be purchased by using take home order form or online. Here are the online instructions:

Here are the quick and easy steps:

1. Please click on the following link to go the author event page:

2. Scroll down until you see the “Add to cart” box.

3. Click “Add to cart.”

4. Click checkout after you are finished. This will bring you to your “Shopping Cart”

*If you would like to order more titles, select “Continue shopping and repeat step 3.

5. Click “Checkout” and complete all the pertinent boxes, making sure

to check the box labeled “School Visits.”* Once you do, there will be a space to type Name of

student, Name of school, Teacher (if applicable), and Inscription.


*Books will be delivered to schools, free of charge. Make sure to select the school visit circle

within the “Calculate shipping costs” box too.

If ordered in time, books will be delivered to the school before the visit, otherwise they will be

delivered a day or two after.

Please contact if you have any questions.

If you want to print out the paper order form, click here.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books Click here to see trailers for 2018/19 Program. Click here to see the list of books.

Reading in Unusual Places

Beacon Heights Reading in Unusual Places – 2nd Annual “Reading in Unusual Places. Submit a FULL SIZE image (highest resolution possible)to

   Click here for all of the details.

Book Covers

For a moment of fame, some students took familiar book covers and replaced one of the faces with their own. It was really fun. Click here to see some of their efforts.

Star wars book with students faces in place.        book cover with student face

Student Activities

Switch Zoo – Make new animals by switching heads on common zoo animals.

Comic Creator – Make your own comics.

Tower of Hanoi

Free Rice - Answer a question correctly and rice is donated to the World Hunger Program.

Book Fair

Watch some Scholastic trailers here.

Shop online here.

Reading in Unusual Places

        Stuck in the mud. Reeading in bed.Reading in Yellowstone

Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair is fast approaching. Check it out in the library on November 13 – 17. Or, if you are really anxious, you can actually order books online starting on November 6. Books ordered online will be delivered to the school and gives our school the same credit as buying them in the library.

Online ordering – Shop here

Coding with Spheros

We are happy to be launching a 5-week morning program designed to give fifth graders an opportunity to work with Spheros, a small round robot which is capable of being programed using a tablet. Students will learn how to pair a Sphero with an ipad, and how to use block code to program the robot to move to designated locations.

Click here for more details and for signup form.

Sphero robot and ipad

Battle of the Books Response

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Read the first 3 chapters here.

Name Websites – find out what your name means

Behind the Name

Meaning of Names

Oxford Reference


Baby Names


Bill Lepp recently stopped by Beacon Heights and gave the older students a great example of storytelling. He told about when he was in the 4th grade and everyone in his class was sure that their teacher was Wonder Woman.

Battle of the Books

Bobcat Reading Warriors are ready for the battle. How many of the 20 books can they read?

Unusual Reading Spot Contest

The Beacon Heights Library is excited to host our First Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students have their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and enter their picture in our school-wide contest. Students might be found reading in a tree, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

Click here for all of the details.

Here is an example:

Example of a picture for the contest.

Hour of Code – click here



Click here to learn about a great cartoon creating app and check out some of the examples.

Story Starters

Click on the wheel to create a story starter. Go to Story Starter site.

Adobe Spark Page Login

To use Spark Video, please open Chrome and type in Beacon Heights. Then you can login.

To login to Spark Page or Spark Video, click here.

Fifth Sixth Grade Challenge

The following ten authors each have at least one book which has something in common with all of the others.See if you can figure out what that is.

  • James Preller
  • Sonia Levitin
  • Karen Lynn Williams
  • Edward Marshall
  • Suzanne LaFleur
  • Charles Santore
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Keiko Narahashi
  • Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Ken Croswell

If you have discovered the secret you have the password for the encrypted document. See if you can open this document. Print it out as proof.


Finding Facts


Choose one of the following websites, read the article, and then go to Edmodo and post two interesting facts you read. Then go back to the other article and just skim it.

Dog Island

The Dangers of Bread

Shannon and Dean Hale

Check out her website by clicking here. 

Wikipedia article

Shannon Hale Biography (from her website)

Shannon and Dean Hale


Use a search engine and see how many of the questions you can answer. Open the link to the questions and open Microsoft word from the computer (not Office 365.) Copy and past a question into word and then type in the answer you have found. When you are told, print your results and give paper to Mr. Tim. Click here for questions.

Internet Safety

There are a number of articles regarding cyber bullying in a One Drive folder called Infobits. Click here to open folder.

Hour of Code

Here are some activities for kindergarten and grade 1.



Puppy Adventure

Draw a Monster

Mac Barnett

We are so excited to have children’s author, Mac Barnett, come to our school. He will visit with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders in the library on Friday, September 9 at 9:30 AM. If there is time, he might be able to visit several of the upper grades.

Battle Bunny – Original Story

Battle Bunny – Individual pages

Mac Barnett reading from “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole” in Beacon Heights Library.

Author Lisa McMann

The author of the Unwanted Series, spent an hour at Beacon Heights telling students some of the ways that she gets ideas for her stories. She was very impressed with the Beacon Heights students. See more pictures by clicking here.

This short video was created in Scratch

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