Madison Station Elementary

2010 National Blue Ribbon School



Welcome to Madison Station Elementary School Library!

Bobby Norfolk

The fabulous Bobby Norfolk visited Madison Station Elementary School on October 16, 2013!
He shared Anasi the Spider stories with Kindergarten and First Grade. These stories from Africa and the Caribbean instill wisdom and teach character traits. Grades 2 - 5 were treated to his Moral of the Story folktales that highlight traits such as cooperation, self-esteem, honesty, responsibility and respect. Thank you, Bobby, for sharing your gift with our children! This program was funded by Madison Station PTO Book Fair profits!
Thanks so much to all who support our Book Fairs!



 Author, Peter Lerangis, visited MSE Fourth Graders on Wednesday, November 6.

Lir-ANN-jiss (soft g)
That's Lir as in sir.
ANN as in answer.
Jiss as in jiss' say it!

Peter is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books which have sold more than five million copies and have been translated into twenty-eight different languages. He has written three of the 39 Clues series books. He is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. After college he became a Broadway musical theater actor. He has run a marathon and gone rock climbing during an earthquake, but not on the same day! He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe. In his spare time, he likes to eat chocolate.

His new book, The Colossus Rises, is the first installment in his Seven Wonders series. Follow the adventures of Jack McKinley in the action-packed series that takes place throughout the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. For teaching guides, an interactive map, and videos, visit  Discover how it all began...Download  prequel, The Select, from the link as ebook or PDF! Thank you, Lindsay Jarman and Barnes & Noble for arranging his visit! We enjoyed his presentation so much and would love to have him visit us again!


About Madison Station Elementary School Library

Madison Station Elementary School's library has more than 16,000 books, audio-visual materials and art prints available to supplement the classroom curriculum. Our six computer search stations have Internet access
Each class has a weekly check-out time. Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade (Tuesdays), Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade Library Club (Thursdays) also come to the library on a rotating schedule for storytime and other library activities. 
Kindergarteners enjoy library puppet friends, Milo & Susie, puppy READ- O, Mr. Wiggle the Library Bookworm, our Library Cheer, plus songs, nursery rhymes and stories during rotation time!
First Graders enjoy hearing Magnolia Award titles and other favorites from Mrs. Perez's Treasure Book. Reading Rainbow enhances check-out times!
Second Graders enjoy riddles or jokes to begin their library rotation time!

What kind of berries make you smarter? Li-berries!
Which was the smartest dinosaur? Thesaurus-Rex!
What kind of book needs a shave? Diction-hairy!
Why did the cow go to the library? To check out an udder book!
The Library Dragon pays a visit each school year. The Library Shelf Elf notices how the children care for books!
In grades 3-4-5, students are introduced to a variety of authors, titles and genres! Newbery BINGO, Reader's Theater, SSR time, songs, audiobooks,  and choral readings are a few of the fun upper grade library experiences. The 5th grade Library Club helps to tidy up the library, unpack book orders, and has the first opportunity to check out new books! They have extra time to browse the school book fairs.They also learn about the qualifications and responsibilities of a librarian.
Students in K-1 may check out one book. Students in 2-5 may check out two books. Library Club students may check out three books. Since the library is an extension of the classroom, library skills are integrated into the curriculum to provide authentic learning experiences.  
Books may be rechecked as many times as necessary, unless requested by another student. We do not charge overdue fines, but encourage the responsible use of library materials.
At the Library! (sung by Annie Boxell) Library Songs: Songs, Poems, and Riddles
Blue Ocean Books Productions, c2005.