Mr. Michael Wong      
    email: wongm@tesd.net              phone: 610-240-1608 
    Valley Forgers - I miss you!  While we are apart, I hope you are staying healthy (wash your hands!), enjoying time with your family and continuing to read.  Remember, books can take you anywhere in the world (or even to fantasy worlds if you want a break from this one). 
    You can find many Distance Learning Resources by following the link.  Authors, Illustrators, Read Alouds, Activities, Digital & Audio Books and more! 
    Make sure you have permission from the adults in your home to access web-based content.  
    The goal of the library program is two-fold: to promote reading and to develop information literacy skills.
    The library at Valley Forge Elementary School contains approximately 12,000 items. These items are available for borrowing by students, teachers and staff.
    All students are scheduled for library with their core classes. In addition, with classroom teacher permission, students may exchange books at the beginning and end of the day. 
    This year, Ms. Lucy (Hillside Elementary's media specialist) will be teaching some of the afternoon classes on Days 5 and 6.  
    -research resource with easy navigation and easy to read articles.  It is available for free to VFES students. 
    Get the user name and password from your teacher or librarian.
    -a safe, effective tool for younger students to search for online information
    -add-on to the Follett Destiny automated catalog used in TE
    -targeted search engine that provides access to websites that have been reviewed for appropriateness
    -assigned comprehension ratings by grade level.  
    -subscription access to educational videos
    -A Chester County Library card is free to residents and teachers.  Apply here.

    Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Awards

    -VFES is participating in the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program (PYRCA).  Fifteen books have been nominated by the PSLA's Media Selection and Review Committee for K-3 readers, and 15 nominated for 3-6.  Our library has all of the nominees in the collection, and students are encouraged to read or listen to each book before we vote in the spring.  Additional copies of many of the titles are available through the public library. 

      -The purpose of the PYRCA is to promote reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth, to encourage teacher/librarian collaborations and involvement in YA and children's literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.
    This Year's Nominees: 
     PYRCA K-3 Nominees
    3-6 Nominees