Hello Harman Families!
I'm Ms. Ford, your Harman School librarian and I'm excited to begin my 11th year in the Oakwood City Schools.
My biggest priority is developing a love of literature and personal reading preferences throughout student's years at Harman. In addition, we will develop proper keyboarding skills using Typing Club and explore age appropriate topics in Digital Citizenship.
Fourth through sixth graders are encouraged to participate in the recreational reading challenge, The Lumberjack Reading List. Check out the video below for this year's titles.
Students will also have the opportunity to check out digital and audio books from our digital library, Mackin Via. I look forward to a great year and hope my passion for reading ignites that same spark in all students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concern
Lumberjack Reading List
2021 - 2022 Harman's Favorite Book of the Year
The books have been read and the votes counted! The 2021 - 2022 Harman LRL Book of the Year is "The Blackbird Girls" by Anne Blankman.
For more information about the book, visit the Publisher's Weekly website.
Click and Get!
It's easier than ever to access all of the important sections of your Harman Library. You can click on the links below to visit these great sites!
INFOhio: Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
Great resources for students and parents for homework, research and test taking skills.
To access MackiVIA, the temporary login and password are oakwoodsmith and jacks. Leave the school field blank.
Common Sense Media
Provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media.
Typing Club is a course that teaches touch typing and finger dexterity from beginners to advanced including memorization, interactive lessons, videos and digital citizenship content.
KDL What's next?
MCPL Series and Sequels
Dayton Metro Library
Great Websites for Kids
ALSC Summer Reading List
Scholastic Summer Read -A -Palooza
Read Brightly - Books and Resources to Help You Raise Anti-Racist Children
Summer Reading: Book Lists and Tips for Every Age
We are Teachers Summer Reading List- 100+ Books for Pre-K- 12!
WeNeedDiverseBooks.Org - Imagine a World Where All Children Can See Themselves in the Pages of a Book