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 last Family Library Night of the school year will be held on Wednesday, March 25.  Thank you to the Mahoney Family for hosting! Mrs. Mahoney will be the special reader of the featured book at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a fun craft 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 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 A Success!
    The entire school enjoyed hearing from our guest author Chris Gall at Author Day on February 5.  He discussed his book "Dog Vs. Cat" with the lower grades and "Go For The Moon" with upper grades.   At the afternoon Writer's Workshop, 25 upper grade students had the opportunity to discover "what makes a good story" and Mr. Gall shared his motto of "practice, practice, practice."  Many students were able to personally meet Mr. Gall when he autographed their purchased books.  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 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 $14 or less in hardback versions.  

    Here are a few books for your consideration:




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

    Demigods and Magicians by Rick Riordan

    Tyrannosaurus Wrecks by Stuart Gibbs

    Any Dragon Master's Book - paperback please

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

    Any St. Patricks Book

    Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Lonely

    Going Down Home With Daddy by Kelly Starling Lions

    New Kid by Jerry Craft

    Dork Diaries #14 - Tales From A Not So Best Friend Forever By Rachel Russell

    Never Let a Princess Paint Her Unicorn By Diane Alber

    Scribble Stones 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 Dave Pilkey

    No More Naps! By Chris Grabenstein

    Ricky the Rock that Wouldn’t Roll By Jay Miletsky


    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