Welcome to Kimberly Lane Media Center

Contact

Chris Schiemann
Media Specialist
763-745-5650
Chris.Schiemann@wayzataschools.org

Kari Meyer (8:45-11:10)
Media Assistant
Kari.Meyer@wayzataschools.org

Mary Kelly (12:15-2:15)
Media Assistant
Mary.Kelly@wayzataschools.org

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Book Recommendations

Series Books
A great list of book series for all readers

Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books
"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Caldecott Medal Winners & Honor Books
"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.”

Scholastic Books
Recommendations by age

Common Sense Media
Recommendations by topic and age

Hennepin County Libraries' Kid Links
Includes an option to search for books by grade level

A Book and A Hug
This site recommends great books for boys and girls of all ages.

What Should I Read Next

Children's Book Council Book Recommendations

International Literacy Association Children's Choices 2017

Association for Library Service to Children Notable Children's Books 2017

Research Resources

Britannica Encyclopedia
The Britannica Encyclopedia web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and learning materials. Provides access to four encyclopedias with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. Designed for all levels of learning K-12.

Britannica Learning Zone
Interactive learning modules for PreK through grade 2 includes drawing, reading, games and geographical exploration

CultureGrams - User name and password required for home access.
Learn about people halfway around the world or in your own backyard with the local experts from CultureGrams.

Enchanted Learning

FactCite

Facts4Me

Hennepin County Library

KidsInfoBits
Designed for elementary school students grades K-5, this database has articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books on animals, famous people, science, countries and states, and more.

PebbleGoNext
States and American Indians studies

Citing Sources

NoodleTools
NoodleBib MLA Starter is designed for students in grades 1-5, introducing students to the basics of citing a source.

Birthday Books Program

Give a lasting gift – give the gift of reading!

Celebrate your child’s birthday by donating a Kimberly Lane Library Birthday Book. Birthdays are always special to a child. What better ways to celebrate the special occasion than donate a book to the library in honor your child’s birthday.

By donating a Birthday Book, your child will:

  • Choose a book from a cart of newly ordered books.
  • Have his or her name placed on the book plate inside the cover of the book.
  • Be the first one to borrow the new book.

You can be sure that many Kimberly Lane students will enjoy your donated book for years to come.

The monies received for these books will go into a fund to purchase more birthday books. The program is self-supporting and ever changing, as new books are bought throughout the year.

Birthday Book Form

Media Literacy Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does my student visit the media center?
Students visit once a week with their class. Grades 1, 2 and 3 have a specific library time that's a part of their designated specialist visit time. Kindergarten, grade 4 and 5 visit with their teachers.

What happens if my student can't find a borrowed library book?
If a book is lost or misplaced, please contact us in the media center to let us know. Take another week or so to try to locate it. If it's still not found, we ask that you try to send the replacement cost in cash or check (made out to Kimberly Lane) form to the media center or main office so that we can purchase a replacement book. If this is an issue, please contact us in the media center so we can make alternative arrangements. Please don't purchase a replacement on your own, because there are often specific library bindings or book types we purchase to survive the wear and tear of student use.

I just received an email that says my student has an overdue or lost book, but I'm pretty sure they returned the book or paid the fine. What should we do now?
First, don't panic. Look closely at the email: does it show that the media center actually owes you a refund, because the book has been found? Please contact us and let us know and we'll refund your money. On occasion, books miss the barcode scanner at check-in or students accidentally put them someplace other than the return bin, so we always check the shelves for the missing book.

Are there any book clubs for students?
Mr. Schiemann hosts a Mock Newbery book club for 4th and 5th graders that meets between November and February after school typically on every other Monday. Please contact him for more details.

1st Grade

2nd Grade

Star of the North Voting

Ultimate Treehouse Research

Research for Make-a-Movie

Step 1 - Choose a partner

Step 2 - Login to your BrainPop account using your Technology username and password.

Step 4 - Click here to Choose a Question that you'd like to research together

Step 5 - Watch this video about using Make-a-Movie

Step 6 - Explore the program

Step 7 - Research your topic using books in the library, Facts4Me or FactCite

Resources

Passwords for Databases

FactCite Database

Facts 4 Me Database

3rd Grade

Shelf Order Game

Sphero Resources

Video 1 – Sphero Edu App Overview

Video 2 – Practice: Program a Square

Video 3 – Adding Lights

Video 4 – Make Sphero Talk

4th Grade

5th Grade

Explorers Research General Research Websites

Enchanted Learning

Encyclopedia Britannica

Mariner's Museum

How to Create Your Works Cited Page videos

Step 1 - Cite your library books, FactCite, or Facts4Me - 7 minutes

Step 2 - Cite any books from Mrs. Ringate's room - 5 minutes

Step 3 - Cite any websites you used - 7 minutes

Step 4 - Cite BrainPOP or YouTube videos - 3 minutes

Sphero Book Award Programming

You are preparing for the 2nd Annual Kimberly Lane Sphero Golf tournament! But first, you must learn to control your Sphero ball so that you don't don't slide, dice, hook, or duff your way into the waters and woods. You will work with a partner and be assigned a Sphero number that you'll use every time. The videos below are super important, so please watch them first (yes, actually complete the tasks in the videos, so you may want to pause the video as you work through each step) before you begin the actual library Sphero project. Problem solving if stuck: Ask 3 before you ask Me, Google it, or use the "Sphero Help Wall" on the front whiteboard.

First - Download the Sphero Edu App from Self Service on your iPad

Video 1 - Sphero Edu App Overview

Video 2 - Practice: Program a Square

Video 3 - Adding Lights

Video 4 - Make Sphero Talk

You will choose a book that “deserves” your book award, look up the book in Destiny, locate it on the shelf, and program a Sphero to travel to it.

  1. It must change to a color once at the book to indicate that it has arrived
  2. It must “Announce” the book name, author, call #, and name of the award it has received
  3. It must read the paragraph the student has written about the book award/person that the award was named after

Maud Hart Lovelace Award

The winner of last year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award was Fort by Cynthia DeFelice. Vote for this year's winning book:

  • from March through the first week in April.
  • in the Media Center.
  • if you have read at least three of the nominated titles.
Soar

by Joan Bauer

Star of the North Award

The winner of last year's Star of the North Award was The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers. Vote for this year's winning book:

  • vote the last two weeks in March
  • in the Media Center
  • if you are in grades K-2 and have read at least 8 of the nominated titles
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