From the Librarian

To our Saint James School Families,

While we are all adjusting to our new reality of distance learning I wanted to reach out with some reading resources that might help add some fun into our long days at home. Scholastic has added a great Learn at Home website which includes free resource articles, stories and learning challenges ( There is also a #savethestories on Instagram that has authors and celebrities reading stories to children!  For our Manchester residents, our Manchester Public libraries have ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines that can be downloaded using your library card. Visit Manchesterctlibrary on Facebook or their website for info.

March is typically a very exciting time in our library, celebrating Dr. Seuss all month, we will continue with our Hats Off to Reading contest with an ending date when we return back to school. Please let our K-6 students know that any books, audiobooks, ebooks etc. they read or listen to over our time at home can be logged on paper and submitted to me when we return back to school. I will also continue with our fun activities and contests we had planned for March during our library when we return and hope this brings a smile to our students who were looking forward to this!

Thank you to all of the parents , teachers, and students for all working together as a team to make the most of our learning experiences during these difficult times! I am truly missing all of our students smiling faces during our library time and am looking forward to seeing everyone when we return to school.

We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful community; stay healthy and safe.

Mrs. Carpenter