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    Pierce School Library
    The Pierce School library serves almost 900 students in grades K-8.  Our library is an open space in the middle of our third through fifth grade classrooms.  We currently have one full-time certified librarian and one part-time library assistant.
  • Award winning author & illustrator Jason Chin visits Pierce K-5!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 12/9/2019

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    Thank you Pierce PTO for sponsoring this amazing author visit!




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  • 2020 Massachusetts Children's Book Award (MCBA) Program

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 12/6/2019

    Students in grades 4 & 5 are encouraged to read or listen to as many of the 2020 MCBA nominated titles before voting day in March.

    new kid book cover lucky broken girl book cover jubilee book cover maxi's secrets book cover lucky enough book cover

    payback on poplar lane book cover restart book cover girl who drank the moon book cover epic fail of Arturo Zamora book cover scar island book cover

    care and feeding of a black hole book cover homework strike book cover miscalculations of lightning girl book cover great treehouse war book cover vanderbeekers book cover

    poet's dog book cover house arrest book cover hamster princess book cover crossover book cover book uncle and me

    beyond the bright sea book cover Betty before x book cover ancient Egypt book cover Hamilton book cover ban this book book cover


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  • 2020 Mock Caldecott Award Program

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 12/2/2019


    Students in grades K-3 are invited to participate in the Pierce 2020 Mock Caldecott Award Program by reading as many of the "Contenders" as possible and voting for their favorite at the end of January.  During library class we have been discussing how the Caldecott Committee discusses and analyzes the artwork in books.  Do the illustrations help show plot, character, setting, and style of the story? 

    Please take a look at our attached list of 2020 Caldecott Contenders.  Happy Reading!

    2020 Caldecott Contenders

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  • 3rd Grade Library Scavenger Hunt

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 11/25/2019

    Over the past two months, third grade students, have been learning about how the Pierce School Library is organized.  Although we still use the good old Dewey Decimal System, students now can access the card catalog via computer.  As a culmination of our Dewey Unit, students got to put their skills to practice with a library scavenger hunt.

    picture of hunt

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  • Steve Sheinkin Author Visit!!!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 11/25/2019

    Thanks to the Pierce PTO, award winning author, Steve Sheinkin, spoke to grades 5-8 earlier this month.  His presentation on the research and writing process of his books was incredibly inspiring and he encouraged all of us to read, write, and tell the untold stories of history.

    picture of Steve Sheinkin picture of books picture of book

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  • First Grade Mapping

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 11/22/2019

    First grade students created their own maps of our library as part of their mapping unit.  Students could choose to focus on the whole library or a specific shelf.  These students focused on one particular shelf and made sure to write the call numbers, or "book addresses" for the books found there.

    picture of students mapping picture of student map

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  • How many books did the Pierce School read this summer?

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 10/29/2019

    Summer Reading Graph

    So far, the Pierce faculty and grades kindergarten through second grades have read a total of 4,683 books.  Will we hit our goal of 10,000 books read this summer?  Stay tuned to find out!

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  • The Pierce Library has a new look!!!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 10/29/2019

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    The Pierce School Library opened at the end of September with a brand new look!  Our new shelving funded by BPS and the Pierce PTO looks beautiful and has made finding books even easier.  As of today, we have circulated over 4,500 books and we are just getting started!




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  • MCBA 2019

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 4/9/2019

    Guess what, Pierce?

    We now have the official MCBA winners for the state!

    MBCA Winner

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  • 2019 MCBA Winners!

    Posted by Amanda Kretschmar on 3/15/2019

    Our fourth and fifth graders have voted for their favorites for the Massachusetts Children's Book Award! The number one favorite out of all 4th and 5th grade votes is Framed! by James Ponti.

    Overall Winners 4th Grade Winners 5th Grade Winners

    The official state winner will be announced April 1st.

    Have a great weekend, Pierce community!

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