Wetherall Library




    Hello Del Dayo Dragons!  Here are some  event dates for the 2020-2021 school year:




    The Library hosts a Family Library Night in September, January and March.  This was started in 1992 and the evening provided a relaxing and social atmosphere for Del Dayo students and parents.  This year I will be hosting Virtual Family Library Nights!  Family Library Night will be held from 6-7 p.m. and the day of the week varies.  A special reader will read the featured book at 6:15 p.m. and a craft idea will be included on the events flyer so students can complete their craft and "share" it with everyone who attends the virtual event.   Dates will be posted in the newsletter.  
    The First Virtual Family Library Night will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:00-7:00 p.m Ms. Holcomb will read, "Scribble Stones" by Diane Alber at 6:15 p.m.  Attached is the Family Library Night flyer with the Zoom Meeting information, along with an art project that all students are welcome to complete before the event and share after the book is read.  Hope to "see" you there!  


    The library will host a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring.  These are the only fundraisers specifically for the library.  

    The Fall ONLINE Book Fair  - Time Machine: Reading Can Take You Anywhere! - will be held Monday, September 21 - Sunday, October 4, 2020.  The Del Dayo Library will receive 25% of all sales in Scholastic Dollars.  All Book only orders $25 or more qualify for free shipping directly to your home.  


    You can view the Book Fair Flyer and see videos of selected books by clicking on the links below!  On Monday, September 21, the Online Fall Book Fair Homepage Link will take you to the Del Dayo "Shop Now" button and you can start shopping!  Thank you for supporting your student's reading and the Del Dayo Library!


    ONLINE Fall Book Fair Homepage Link

    Book Video Highlights

    Fall Elementary Interactive Flyer




    The Del Dayo Birthday Book Club offers students a chance to donate a new book to the library in celebration of their birthday.  Last year, 18 books were donated.  Students are acknowledged in the newsletter.  Please join the club this school year!  Please see the attached Wish List for birthday book donation ideas!
    Author Day 2021 - Jeri Chase Ferris is Coming to Del Dayo!
    Jeri Chase Ferris will be our guest Author Day for Author Day 2021 - tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2021.  Mrs. Ferris is an award winning non-fiction author who has a wonderful ability to make "history come alive" in her school presentations.  We look forward to a lively, multicultural presentation, transporting students back in time to the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Native American past.  Del Dayo will be offering her latest award winning book for purchase, Noah Webster and His Words.  This book answers the question of who wrote the first American Dictionary and explains how Noah Webster helped keep our country united.   More information will be coming in December.  Mrs. Alcalay thanks our Del Dayo PTO for generously funding Author Day and a delicious staff luncheon every year.  



     Caldecott & Newbery Book Clubs



    There are two Library Book Clubs for all 1st-6th grade students! 


    The Caldecott Medal Book Club is for 1st-3rd grade students  

     Between September 8, 2020 - May 7, 2021, students may read or hear eight (8) Caldecott Award winning books and keep a record of books read.  After each book, students can tell their parents about the story and have them sign the form. They may also take an AR quiz and put the score received, with their parent/teacher’s signature, on the form.

     A complete listing of Caldecott Medal books is in the library or at ala.org


     The Newbery Medal Book Club is for 3rd-6th grade students

     Between September 8, 2020-May 7, 2021, students may read a minimum of three (3) Newbery Award winning books and keep a record of books read.  Students must take an AR quiz on the books they read and write down their scores with a parent/teacher signature on the form.

     A complete listing of Newbery Medal books is in the library or at ala.org


    In May, all completed forms* must be given to Mrs. Alcalay.  (Forms may be turned in between Monday, May 3-Friday, May 7, 2021.  No late forms will be accepted). Students will be invited to a Book Club party and will receive a special certificate.  Join the Club!

    *Forms are available in the newsletter and from your teacher beginning mid-September

    Library “Wish List”


    If you would like to donate a new book (hardcover is preferred)  to the Library, it would be very much appreciated!   All books are $14 or less in hardback versions.  You can donate a book in honor of your birthday!  Just write your name, birth date and age on a piece of paper and include with your book!  Thank you~

    Here are a few books for your consideration:


    Roll With It by Jamie Summer

    What Was the Berlin Wall by Nico Medina

    Survivors #3: Darkness Falls by Erin Hunter

    Mr. Lemoncello & The Titanium Ticket by Chris Grabenstein

    Macca The Alpaca by Matt Cosgrove

    The Return of Thelma the Unicorn by Matt Cosgrove

    EverBlaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 by Shannon Messenger

    If I Built A School by Chris Van Dusen

    Demigods and Magicians by Rick Riordan

    Any Dragon Master's Book - paperback please

    Dragon Slayer (Wings of Fire: Legends) by Tui T. Sutherland

    The Last Kids On Earth; Junes Wild Ride by Max Brallier

    Be You! by Peter Reynolds

    What is Lego? by Jim O'Connor

    Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Lonely

    Going Down Home With Daddy by Kelly Starling Lions

    Dork Diaries - Tales From A Not So Best Friend Forever by Rachel Russell

    Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not So Posh Paris Adventure by Rachel Russel

    Never Let a Princess Paint Her Unicorn by Diane Alber

    How To Be A Perfect Person in Just 3 Days by Stephen Manes

    Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

    Middle School: Save Rafe! by James Patterson

    Dog Man: Fetch 22 #8 - by Dav Pilkey

    Dog Man: Grime & Punishment #9 by Dav Pilkey

    No More Naps! by Chris Grabenstein

    Ricky the Rock that Wouldn’t Roll by Jay Miletsky

    The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

    Lily's Story: A Puppy Tale by W. Bruce Cameron

    Dusty-Rescue Dogs #2 by Jane B. Mason

    The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

    Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett

    Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey


    Thank you so much!  If you have any questions, just email me at marisa.alcalay@sanjuan


Library Contact

  •  Marisa Alcalay - Library ICT 
    (916) 575-2323
    Voicemail: (916) 979-8270 box 46