September 2018


Dear Families,


Your Kindergarten child will be selecting and bringing home a book from the Paton School Media Center on a weekly basis.  


The children may keep their books for one week since the media books are due the following week on the day their class has media.  It is important that the children remember to return their books the following week before checking out new titles.


If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center, please contact Rosemary Royer at We are always in need of parents willing to shelve books and to assist students during book checkout.      


The range of our media collection meets the needs of students in kindergarten through grade four while also providing books for advanced readers.  In order to ensure that the books in our media center conform to district curriculum, DESE standards, and provide for recreational reading, media specialists collaborate to choose books by studying professional journals and reading reviews. 


With limited funds in the library book budget, it is essential that we keep the books in our collection in good condition. Please help your child to set aside a special place at home to keep his/her book so that it will not be lost or damaged by younger children or pets.

Parents are responsible for replacing or reimbursing the cost of a book, by check only, if it is lost or damaged. Please wait for a cost-replacement note to come home first. Checks are made out to:  Shrewsbury Public Schools. Thank you for your support.


The Media Program strives to provide a joyful and enriching first library experience while challenging children to become life-long library users. Parents help in this process by encouraging children to choose “just right” books for their reading and interest levels, and those books which reflect family values. In addition, parents can help children by sharing books the children select and by promoting sound library habits. The collection is as diverse as our students and accordingly reflects their different learning styles, ability levels, age levels, social and emotional development levels, and interests. Therefore, not all books will be “just right” books for your child. If your child chooses a book which you feel is not suitable for him/her, he/she may stop by the media center and exchange it for another book at any time.


Promoting the joy and importance of reading,


Pamela Santilli                          Rosemary Royer                             

Elementary Media Specialist              Paton School Media Center




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