Wetherall Library

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


    Curbside Library Program For Students in First - Sixth Grades -- Next Pick Up date is Wednesday, December 9 from 1:30-5:30 p.m.


    The Del Dayo Library is offering a Curbside Library Program for all students in First - Sixth Grades.  Library Permission slips must be electronically signed and returned to teachers before students may check out books.  If you have not received a Library Permission slip, please ask your teacher.


    Students may put a maximum of 4 books on hold.  The books will be available for pick up at the Curbside Library Pickup Table, located at the entrance to the Library on Wednesday, December 9 from 1:30-5:30 p.m.  Masks are required.  

    Every Wednesday, the Library Book Return Bin will be outside the Library door from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  You may return library books any Wednesday.  All books will "quarantine" in the return bin for 96 hours before being checked in and reshelved.  


    Directions for Students to Put Library Books On Hold:

    * In your Student Portal, click tile that says, "Follett Destiny."  It has a picture of a tree.  Select our school, "Del Dayo."  Choose "Destiny Quest" and log in with student ID.  Here's what you'll find:

    *Search for a book and it will tell you if it's IN or OUT.  You can put the book on hold. (Out means you'll be next in line to check out the book). Once you press "IN" you then press "Hold It."  Do not press on "ASK" - these books are not available in the Del Dayo Library.

    *Shelve Browse - you can see the books surrounding the book you are interested in.

    *Try the Visual Search or Look at the "Public Lists" for Newbery and Caldecott and California Young Reader Medal book titles.

    *"Follett Shelf" takes you to Destiny Discover - another way to search the Del Dayo Library

    *Make a "Want To Read" list for future check outs

    *Check "My Info" at the top of the screen and then click on "My Holds" to make sure the books you selected are on hold.  Once they are on hold, Mrs. Alcalay will get a message and she'll pull the books and check them out to you.

    *If you put a book on hold and then change your mind, email Mrs. Alcalay.  She'll remove the hold.

    *Need to renew?  Books will be renewed one time only as long as there are no "holds" or other students requesting the book.


    Future Curbside Pick Up Dates:  Wednesdays, January 20, February 24 and March 17


    Questions?  Please email Mrs. Alcalay at marisa.alcalay@sanjuan.edu

    * Please view the Curbside Library Slideshow below for more detailed directions.

    Curbside Library Slideshow


    Weekly Library Book Videos
    Each week, Mrs. Alcalay sends a new Library Book Video to all teachers.  After viewing the video of Mrs. Alcalay reading the book, students have the opportunity to take an AR Quiz on the book (for those students in upper grades).  Here are a few videos to enjoy!  Happy Reading!


    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 was held on Wednesday, September 23 and Ms. Holcomb read, "Scribble Stones" by Diane Alber.  Everyone who attended the Zoom meeting enjoyed the gathering! See you in January!
     Name The Book Game Name The Books
    Answers are below!  Good Luck!


    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! - was held Monday, September 21 - Sunday, October 4, 2020.  Thank you to everyone who purchased books!   The Spring Book Fair will be held in April, 2021.  Look for more information soon!




    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:


    This Book is Out of Control by Richard Bryne

    This Book Just Stole My Cat by Richard Bryne

    Spy School Revolution by Stuart Gibbs

    Not Quite Snow White by Ashly Franklin

    Bears Make the Best Math Buddies by Carmen Oliver

    Bears Make the Best Science Buddies by Carmen Oliver

    One For The Murphy's by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    Shouting At the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    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

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

    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

    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
    Answers to Name the Book


Library Contact

  •  Marisa Alcalay - Library ICT 
    (916) 575-2323