Welcome back to school!

    Welcome to William G. Vinal Elementary School Library!


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We have so many exciting things planned in the library! We will be having our first ever Grade 5 Vinal Book Bee this year. Students have been given a list of 50 books that they can choose to read and all students will be participating in the challenge (we will even be reading one of the books together in the library). 


     The MCBA booklist has also been published. Students can read and vote on what books they think should be the Massachusetts Children's Book of the Year. This is a great opportunity for students to have a voice. the voting is done exclusively by kids!



     We are very excited to be continuing our subscription to Biblionasium this year. Biblionasium is a book sharing program that enables students to have a voice and review what they read and to share these reviews with their peers! Grades three, four and five will be working with it. You may also access Biblionasium from home!


                        Please consider volunteering during your child's library period. It's a great way to spend time with your child as well as to help out with shelving books and interacting with the students. See the Library Volunteer Sign-up page for details.


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    William G. Vinal School Library Mission Statement
    Norwell Public Schools believe that the library media information center is a welcoming, accessible arena which empowers students with tools enabling them to seek educational and collaborative opportunities, to apply and extend their learning, to navigate an informationally rich world and to engage in relevant, authentic learning experiences. We strive to produce independent-minded students who are lifelong learning enthusiasts and who establish a foundation of informational literacy which they will build upon throughout their lives.  Our approach to library and media education is inquiry- based, embedded in a process focused on research, collaboration, evaluation, creativity, and innovation while cultivating engagement in, and stewardship of, a global society.  


    Ms. Mary Howard MEd. CAGS
    Library Media and Information Specialist
    781-659-8820 ext 1416