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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. 
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). 
1,000 Book Challenge- As a team, we are all working to read 1,000 books. Once we meet this goal we will gain access to the NEW 3D PRINTER. Students will be able to purchase printing projects from the student store once it is available. So make sure you do your part and check out a book today!

The Month of October
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There are many events and causes that are recognized in the month of October. Take a look at some of the causes that are recognized in October. 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.

Weekly Book Check out Challenge
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(Limit 3 per week)
Check out any library book and mention this challenge for $1 at the student store. 
Check out a Fantasy book and mention this challenge for $2 at the student store. 

Daily Reading Challenges Top of Page

Completing a Challenge (read me FIRST!)

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. 
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!


October 25th    ($3)
International Artist Day!
We are all artists even if we might not think so. According to National Today, "one could make a case that any creative endeavor is “art.” However, culture, tradition and, in some cases that push boundaries, laws will ultimately determine what happens next." (National Today, 2021) 
Take sometime to explore the site linked below. To learn more about the day and its history. Pick out 3 to 4 facts about what you find on the site. 


October 26th     ($3)
National Pumpkin Day.
We all know someone who has made a crazy jack-o-lantern or has an unwavering love for pumpkin pie. Use the link below to find a few of these answers. Feel free to include more facts that you learned from the site. 
Where is the pumpkin native to? Where does the word pumpkin originate from? What is the largest pumpkin on record? Who grew it? What animals are pumpkins safe for? What is your favorite way to use pumpkin? 
Good Luck!


October 27th   ($3)
National Black Cat Day
Black cats have gotten a bad reputation from the superstition that if one crosses your path it is a sign of bad luck. They are also often portrayed in movies and TV shows as such. These cats are just like any other cat though. Use the link below to learn more about our feline friends and some of the ways their lives have been affected by this superstition. 
Find 3 to 4 facts to share with Ms. Kimberly


October 28th ($3)
Today in History......Statue of Liberty dedicated
In 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated to America. "The dedication ceremonies celebrated the Statue’s creators and contributors, the people of France and the United States." Who was considered to be the Father of the Statue of Liberty? Why was the statue given to the United States? Who was it given by and why? Were all people there to celebrate or did others have different intentions? Who were they and what were they there for? 
Good luck!


October 22th     ($3)
Explore the Britannica Schools link below. Find ANY article that you might be interested in. Write about 3 to 4 facts 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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Suggested Compare and Contrast paper?

There have been a few students that I have suggested doing a compare and contrast paper to earn extra library bucks. Even if it was not suggested directly to you, you can still participate in this challenge. You would first need to read a book that has a movie based off of that book. This is a simple and easy way to earn up to $8 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 paraghraphs and 1 conclusion paragraph. Each paragraph should be 5-7 sentences long.