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Welcome to Marina Village Library
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My name is Ms. Kimberly and I am happy to help you in the library in whatever way I can. We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books to choose from. Feel free to explore our library's inventory by clicking the stack of books below to head over to DestinyDiscover. Make sure to log in to place a book on hold or search by your Lexile range. We also have computers and Chromebooks to use for homework and study hall. 
The library is open from 7:30am to 3:00pm and during break and lunches.
Make sure to stop by or check below the yellow banner often to see what the current challenges are.
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On-going Challenges
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Daily Vocab Challenge- Test your vocabulary knowledge with our daily vocab challenge. This challenge has the opportunity to earn between $5-$10 in the student store EVERY WEEK!
Rebus Bonus- Earn extra points in the Vocab Challenge by completing the Rebus challenge. Rebus is a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters. Do you know what the image is trying to say? 
Reading Counts Bonus-If you see your name listed under the "on track to read 1,000,000 words", Come to the library to claim your $2 for the student store. If  you see  your name listed under the "1,000,000 word reader" list, come to the library to claim your $3 for the student store and a GOLDEN DUCK of your choice!! (You can collect $3 and a new colored Duck with each One Million words read).
Compare and Contrast Paper- You can earn up to $15 for this challenge. Check out the drop down menus below to see what this challenge includes. 
Writing Contests Bonus- Take a look at the different writing contests listed in the "Writing Contests' tab. Find one you like and enter it! After you enter, turn in your submission to Ms. Kimberly to earn $8 for the student store. (Follow the directions for submitting your entry on the site you choose. After you have completed your entry and enter the contest, then turn in what you submitted to Ms. Kimberly. If you have any questions please ask). 

The Month of April
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There are many events and causes that are recognized in the month of April. To earn $5 for the student store, share 4 to 5 facts that you learn from the site you research. (You can submit up to 3 entries per month) 
+$2 Share a joke!
+$5 Write your own poem, type it up and put it on a background to be hung in the library. (Can do up to two of these) 
+$2 What are someways you deal with stress in your life?

Weekly Book Check out Challenge
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(Collect up to 3 per week)
Check out any library book and mention this challenge for $1 at the student store. 
Check out a book older than 1990 and mention this challenge for $2 at the student store. 

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(Read me FIRST!!!) Completing a Challenge

Each day there will be a new article to explore. Each challenge will give directions of what information to pick out of the article, or ask you to share what you learned from the information you read. 
Please write your answers in complete sentences with your name, date and title on the top of the page. You can hand write your answers, type and print your answers or email/Jupiter message your answers to Ms. Kimberly ( Most articles will ask for a minimum of 3 facts. Some will ask questions, some will give suggestions of what to look out for. 
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE!! If you copy someone else's work this is considered plagiarism and in some schools you can get into a lot of trouble for doing this. You need to rewrite the information in your own words. If you do copy their words exactly, you need to quote them and give them credit for their work. Make sure you have the citation at the bottom of your page. 
Please be sure to proof read your submissions before turning them in. You will be asked to make corrections if needed to get your full points. 
For full points, make sure to turn in your answers the day of the challenge. You can still earn points on past challenges, however, it drops $1 each day after that. For example, if Monday had $3 to earn, you can still turn it in on Tuesday for $2 or Wednesday for $1. All entries need to be turned in by the last day of that week (unless discussed with Ms. Kimberly)
These challenges are designed to help you earn money in the student store by reading and learning about new topics. If you ever have suggestions for a challenge or have any questions about the daily challenges, please reach out!


April 18th  ($3)


Are you into Dinosaurs? If so, this is the holiday for you! Check out the link below to learn more about how this holiday got started any why some people would choose to celebrate it. 

Velociraptor Awareness day Link


April 19th  ($3)
Today in History: The American Revolution Began
Starting April 19th 1775 war to earn our independence began. This is a pivotal point in America's history and certainly deserves some recognition. Using the link below, what were some of the main points of the Revolution and why do you think it is important to look back on this point in history. 
Good luck!


April 20th ($3)
Volunteer Recognition Day
Volunteers do a lot to help out organizations that do not have the means to pay for the work. These organizations may include non-profits such as AmeriCorps, The Red Cross, or Churches. Parents or teachers may also volunteer to help with activities that happen after school. Check out to link below to learn more about this holiday and how it got started. 


April 21st ($5)

Thank You for Libraries Day

The goal with Marina Village's library is to get students interested in reading and creating a love for books that will last a life time. Check out the link below to read more about this day and how you can celebrate it. For $2 extra bucks, write 2 or 3 books that we DO NOT have in the library that you would like to have and think others would enjoy as well. 

Good Luck!

Libraries day link


April 23rd   ($3)
Free Choice Friday!!
Explore the Britannica Schools link below. Find ANY article you might be interested in. Write about 3 to 4 faces about what you read. Please include the title of the article you read and why you chose to read that particular article.  

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Compare and Contrast

Have you read a book with a movie based on it? Then this is the challenge for you! You would first need to read a book that has a movie based off of that book then watch the movie/tv show. This is a simple and easy way to earn up to $15 library bucks. 
Most movies differ from their book counterpart in someways. Find at least three ways they were different or ways they were the same. Use the "what it should include" tab to see the best way to go about writing your paper. 
Good luck. Please reach out if you have any questions. 

What it should include

  1. Begin by Brainstorming With a Venn Diagram. (if you don't know what this is please use this link as reference. Venn Diagram link)
  2. Develop a Thesis Statement. (the three topics of your body paragraphs)
  3. Create an Outline. 
  4. Write the Introduction. (include your thesis statement here)
  5. Write the First Body Paragraph. (your first compare and contrast topic)
  6. Repeat the Process for the Next Paragraphs. (two more paragraphs)
  7. Write the Conclusion. (summarize your thesis statement and what you wrote in your body paragraphs)
  8. Proofread. (you should always do this before turning ANYTHING in)
Your paper should be 5 paragraphs in total, 1 intro paragraph, 3 body paragraphs and 1 conclusion paragraph. Each paragraph should be 5-7 sentences long. You do not need to turn in your Venn Diagram or Outline with this challenge. They are just there to help keep your thoughts organized. 
You can give some reasons why you think the movie differed from the book to help complete your paragraphs. It might seem like a lot but I assure you, You are Smart and You are Capable of doing this challenge!