Library

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2018 - 2019 Book Club

We are continuing our Willett Family Book Club this year. This program is for parents and students. The Book Club chooses a book to read. After reading the book, we'll meet one evening for a group discussion. We read on average one book a month, with one book club meeting.

 

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 27 at 6:45 pm. We will meet at the Willett Library. Our November book is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

 

4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers have flyers for their students. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fluetsch.

 

September Book - See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

October - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

On-Line Resources

 Fact Cite Encyclopedia

username: willett

password: search

 

Follett Ebooks

username: Student

password: Willett

Citation Information

DJUSD uses MLA citation format at all grade levels. Here is a great site from Purdue University detailing the right way to cite works using MLA.

 

New to Willett?

Is your family new to Willett or the Davis community? We have put together a handy list of agencies and resources in town to help make your family's transition easier!

Short list of major important agencies

Full list of resources in Davis

Have we missed something important? Please email and let us know!

Evaluating Websites

Do you need some good information about how to evaluate a website?  Try this page from Colorado State University.

Need a New Book?

If you're looking for some new books to read, check out the lists we have here.

Important Links

CHECK OUT THE WILLETT CATALOG

The Willett Library Catalog is now on-line!  You can find us here:

GO TO WILLETT LIBRARY CATALOG

(Link will open in a new window)

If we don't have what you are looking for, try the Yolo County Library

GO TO YOLO COUNTY LIBRARY CATALOG

Looking for Literature Recommendations? The California Department of Education has a Recommended Literature Search. It can be found here:

GO TO CDE LITERATURE SEARCH

Library Hours

(Closed for Lunch Every Day)

Monday          8:15 to 3:15

Tuesday         8:15 to 3:15

Wednesday   8:15 to 1:40

Thursday       8:15 to 3:15

Friday            8:15 to 3:15

Library Hours are subject to change due to staff meetings, yard duty and other occasional interruptions.

Five Finger Reading

Many students struggle to find appropriate reading-level books.  Second and third grade students can find it especially difficult to select books that are appropriate for the individual reader.  We teach a number of skills to help students choose books, but one of the easiest methods is the Five Finger Method.

1 - Pick out a book.

2 - Open the book to a random page in the middle of the book.

3 - Hold out a hand with all five fingers extended.

4 - Start reading down the page.  For every word you don't know or can't read, close a finger.

 

If you finish the page with only 1 or 2 fingers down, the book is probably the right reading level.  If you put down 3 fingers, the book is going to be challenging.  If 4 or 5 fingers are down, the book is likely too difficult.

 

It's a simple, quick method for helping students pick out their book.
 

Library Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

Cool Links for Education

Google Arts and Culture - Includes links to virtual tours of famous museums

 

California Streaming - Database of videos and images for classrooms. Login required (students can get login info from their teacher or the library staff.)

 

CalSnap - A collection of educational databases for student and classroom use. Login required (students can get login info from their teacher or the library staff.)

2018 - 2019 Library Staff

2016-2017 library staff

DJUSD Libraries Mission Statement

The mission of the Davis Joint Unified School District Libraries is to foster a lifelong love and habit of reading, while promoting skills and literacy in the ethical and effective use of information and technology among all students. This is accomplished by the instruction of teacher librarians supported by technicians, who work collaboratively with faculty and staff and oversee the provision of a wide variety of print and electronic resources.

Library Staff Hours

Staff:

Librarian

Chris Fluetsch

Tuesday - All Day

Wednesday - All Day

Thursday - All Day

 

Library Technicians

 

Karen Karoly

Monday - All Day

Tuesday - All Day

Wednesday - All Day

Thursday - Mid-morning to Lunch

Friday - All Day

 

Rose Turner

Monday - All Day

Tuesday - Afternoon

Thursday - Afternoon

Logical Fallacy Link

One of the important, on-going lessons during library class involves identifying and avoiding logical fallacies. Every week we start class with a new logical fallacy. Here is a link to an outside webpage that describes logical fallacies in more detail:
https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

Willett Literature Website

Looking for enrichment materials to go along with our Core Literature Sets? Check out this website, created and maintained by the Willett Library.

Willett Library's Literature Sets