Wetherall Library




    Hello Del Dayo Dragons!  Here is some general library information and event dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

    All classes come to the library with their teachers for 30-40 minutes per week as scheduled.  During their library time, students may take AR quizzes.  The daily schedule will be posted on the whiteboard.

     Basic library rules apply.  Overdue fines are not levied and there is no charge for normal wear and tear.  Students and families are expected to be responsible and pay for lost or damaged books.  Please do not repair or replace a book before consulting with me.


    Check out policy is as follows:

    Kindergarten and first graders are allowed 1 book for 1 week

    Second and third graders are allowed 2 books for 2 weeks

    Fourth through sixth graders are allowed 3 books for 2 weeks

    Parents are allowed up to 20 books for 30 days



    The Library hosts a Family Library Night in September, January and March.  This was started in 1992 and the evening provides a relaxing and social atmosphere for Del Dayo students and parents.  The hours of Family Library Night are 6-7:30 p.m. and the day of the week varies.  A special reader will read the featured book at 6:30 p.m. Families may arrive and leave at any time during the 90 minutes.  Siblings are welcome: adults must supervise their children.  Dates will be posted in the newsletter.  
    The first Family Library Night of the school year will be held on Tuesday, September 17.  Thank you to the Newman Family for hosting! Ms. Holcomb will be reading a special story at 6:30 p.m.  There will be crafts too!  Hope to see you there!
    Please fill out and return a blue Family Library Card application before the event. (Only if you have never filled out/returned a form in past years!)  You can find the application on this website.


    The library will host a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring.  These are the only fundraisers specifically for the library.  Parent volunteers and support make these very successful and key to having one of the best elementary school libraries in the district. Please let me know if you'd like to volunteer!

    The Fall Book Fair will be held September 26-October 3, 2019 with an Evening Event on Tuesday, October 1.  The Spring Book Fair will be held April 23 -30, 2020 and will feature the very popular Grandparents lunch on Tuesday, April 28!



    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, 22 books were donated.  Students are acknowledged in the newsletter and at spirit assemblies.  Please join the club this school year!  Please see the attached Wish List for birthday book donation ideas!
    Author Day 2020
    Our annual Author Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2020 and our guest author will be Chris Gall.  His books include Dinotrux and Revenge of the Dinotrux. Students will have the opportunity to purchase his books and have him autograph the books.  Look for an order form in January, 2020.



     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 9, 2019 - May 8, 2020, 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 (available in the library) They may also take an AR quiz and put the score received, with their teacher’s signature, on the form.

     A complete listing of Caldecott Medal books is in the library.


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

     Between September 9, 2019-May 8, 2020, 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 teacher signature on the form.

     A complete listing of Newbery Medal books is in the library.


    In May, all completed forms* must be given to Mrs. Alcalay.  (Forms may be turned in between Monday, May 4-Friday, May 8, 2020.  No late forms will be accepted). Students will be invited to a Book Club cookie party in the library scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and will receive a special certificate.  Join the Club!

    *Forms are available in the library

    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 $15 or less in hardback versions.  

    Here are a few books for your consideration:



    The Secret Language of Girls Trilogy By Frances O’Roark Dowell

    Unicorns & Germs By Asia Citro

    Good Rosie By Kate DiCamillo

    Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

    Any Mo Willems Book


    Thank you so much!  If you have any questions, just email me at marisa.alcalay@sanjuan.edu or stop by the library!


Library Contact

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