Thetford Elementary School Library

Acting Librarian:
Gail Maxwell

Library Federation

Library Classes

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Red Clover Award


Adopt a Shelf

RIF Distributions

I Love to Read and Write Month

Scholastic Book Fair

Book Character Day



Thetford Elementary School Library Hours (while school is in session).

  • Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Each child has one weekly, 40 minute Library class. BUT, books and audio tapes may be borrowed or returned daily, throughout the week. Videos may also be borrowed during open library.

TES COMPUTER LAB is in the process of being built and will be in use in the near future.

The DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER ( D.C.F.) AWARD is unique, as it is voted upon (in April) by Vermont students.

RED CLOVER AWARD nominees were read in grades K - 3 during their lib rary classes. This special book honor will be awarded by Vermont kids, in April.

"LIBRARY LOVES" (Library Volunteers)

PLEASE give a few minutes to help in the Library, on occasion. Jobs include shelving books and straightening bookshelves.

ADOPT A SHELF! Choose any book shelf and treat it with "TLC", every week or so. It will only take 5 minutes of your time, and will be a great service to our Library.


RIF stands for Reading Is Fundamental. It is a book giveaway program that is 75% fed Äerally funded, the remaining 25% being funded by our TES Library. Each TES student selects one free book at each of the three RIF distributions throughout the school year. Our 1st was during November, the 2nd will be in March, and the 3rd in May.

THE BOOKMARK MAKING IS ON AGAIN! During February we will again make bookmarks this time for RIF, so have fun and be creative!

Here are the themes for making a RIF bookmark:

"I Have Studied, I Have Learned....," (every class will have their own subject theme) "Reading Makes Me Feel...." or

"This is a book, the title is it was written by

I LOVE to READ and WRITE MONTH (February) will be celebrated with an "In Love with Reading " Poetry Contest for TES students Do you ever get warm and fuzzy feelings when you're r &eading? Do you just love it when your parent or grandparent reads you a story? Do you love going to the library to pick out new books? If so, we want you to write a poem about a moment when you just LOVED reading!

All entries must be given to Mrs. Maxwell in the library

no later than Friday, March 5. During the next week of

class, each library class will have it's own drawing from

the names of the students who entered a poem in their class.

The prize for the students selected at random from the

poetry contestants in each class, will be a $5 gift certificate

to a local bookstore. Guidelines will be posted in the library.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR, April 5th - 9th, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Evening hours Tuesday & Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATE 'THEODOR GEISEL'S 100TH BIRTHDA ¨Y'. "Who is Theodor Geisel?" you ask. "He is the one and only Dr. Suess!" We will celebrate the week of March 2, 2004, beginning on March 1st ending March 5th.

BOOK CHARACTER DAY, March 12th - We all - kids, parents, community members and staff - dress as a favorite book character and parade through the school, carrying the books we popped from. Our Parade of Characters begins at 9:00 a.m. See you there all decked out!?!

The 10th Anniversary of the Nationwide Turn off your TV Week begins April 19th-25th. Have you ever compared your child's READING TIME with time spent in front of the TV and/or COMPUTER? Join us in 'Living Life' turn off your TV and LIVE! If you read to or with your child just a few minutes a day, it can be such a treat for both of you! Don't let your children's lives pass you by, enjoy them while you can, they grow up so very, very fast!

Your acting TES Librarian,

Gail A. Maxwell - February 5, 2004

Peabody Library

  • Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday: 2:00 - 8:30 PM

Latham Library

  • Monday: 2:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2:00 - 5:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 1:00

About the Library Federation

In 1972, the libraries of the villages united to form a working "federation" composed of Latham and Peabody public libraries, the Historical Society Library, the Thetford Academy Library, and the Elementary School Library. The Federation's two public libraries have 2,156 members. (A third library in the village of Thetford Center donated its collection to Latham on Thetford Hill and closed its doors.)

The goal of federation was to create a unified system for the whole town. Books are shared by the libraries. The five member libraries enjoy the benefits of a plan of service that encourages complementary collections and programs tailored to fit groups active in each member library. New materials are bought on a staggered schedule so fresh titles are offered when they are most in demand. Reference materials are also purchased in a staggered fashion so that current reference materials are always available somewhere in town. The public librarian carries the books between sites. This Federation of libraries is unique in Vermont.

Last Modified 02/04 by Bill Weyrick