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Milton School 12 Hewlett Avenue
Rye, NY 10580

Ph: 914.967.6100 ext: 3901

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Ms. Mehlman
Welcome to Milton's Library Media Center!

Ms. Mehlman is the Library Media Specialist.  She can be reached at

All Milton students are scheduled to visit the Milton School Library once a week for instruction and book exchange with their class.  Milton kindergarteners and first graders are allowed to check out one book.  Second graders through fifth graders are allowed to check out two books.  All books are due back in one week.  If a student would like to renew a book, he or she should return the book and the due date will be extended.  Milton parents may stop in before or after school to check out books for the family, which have a longer loan period.

The Library is open from 11:30- 3:00 on Mondays.  It operates on a full day schedule on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please stop by before or after school and say hello!
Third Grade Spring Book Club
Our next meeting will be Wednesday May 10 at 8 a,m. in the library. We will be discussing Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mylnowski. Copies are available at the Rye Free Reading Room.
Author Illustrator Harry Bliss Comes to Milton!
On Friday May 5, 2017, author, illustrator and cartoonist Harry Bliss will be coming to the Milton Library to speak to kindergarten, first and second graders! Bliss is the author and illustrator of the Bailey books, as well as the illustrator of the popular Diary of a Fly series. Thanks to the PTO for sponsoring this exciting event at the Milton Library!
Third Grade Spring Book Club
We read a classic, now let's try something new! For April 19 please read Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina. I've requested copies be placed on reserve for our club at the Rye Free Reading Room.
Third Grade Spring Book Club
If you are a member of the Third Grade Spring Book Club, our first meeting will be this Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 8am in the library. Our kick off book is Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume. I have asked the Rye Free Reading Room to put copies on reserve for all club members. Don't hesitate to email Ms. Mehlman with any questions at Happy reading!
Third Grade Book Club
Our February book will be science fiction. I have asked the Rye Free Reading Room to place copies of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke on reserve for club members. Kirkus reviews raved: "A headstrong young girl makes a hasty decision and finds herself in a galaxy far, far away in this graphic-novel shining star."
National Geographic Bee
Milton fifth graders will be participating in the 2017 National Geographic Bee. Your child should have brought home a letter regarding the Bee. Encourage your child to use the Geography LInks provided on this page and consider downloading the Geo Bee Challenge app. These are all fun ways to improve knowledge of world geography. Please don't hesitate to contact me at with any questions.
Third Grade Book Club
We read fantasy, Diva and Flea, in September; realistic fiction, Jasper John Dooley in November; so our December book will be historical fiction: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundelll. Books for club members are being placed on reserve in the Rye Free Reading Room.
Author Janet Tashjian coming to Milton
Author Janet Tashjian will be coming to Milton to speak to third, fourth and fifth graders on Friday November 4, 2016. Ms. Tashjian is the author of many middle grade novels including the popular My Life as a Book series. Ms. Tashjian will speak to students about the books she's written, how she became a writer, her writing process and how she came to love research! ​ Thank you to the Milton PTO for sponsoring this event.
Family Reading Night at Milton
Come join us on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:30-7:30 for Family Reading Night, a celebration of Milton's Love of Reading.
Enjoy a read aloud from members of our Rye community in a small group setting. Then end the evening with a full group read aloud in our cozy library by Milton's own David Walker. You will also have time to shop in our Milton Book Fair, which will be held in the auditorium.
Keep an eye out for a SignUp Genius so that you can sign your child up for a specific reader in the first session.
Author Helen Lester is coming to Milton
Author Helen Lester will be coming to Milton on Wednesday May 4, 2016 to speak to the kindergarten, first and second grade. Ms. Lester is the author of many popular children's books including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooray for Wodney Wat. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this program!
Author Peter Lourie coming to Milton!
On December 11, 2015, author Peter Lourie will be coming to Milton to speak to third, fourth and fifth grade students. Mr. Louire is the author of many nonfiction adventure books based on his travels around the world. We are looking forward to an exciting presentation with many curriculum connections. Thank you to the PTO for underwriting this special event.
A dark cloudless sky is in the forecast for Milton every day next week! All Milton students will experience Starlab, a portable planetarium in Library class. Through Starlab, Ms. Mehlman will show students a realistic model of the night sky as it appears this month in Rye. Inside Starlab, students get a close look at the most distant objects that can be seen from earth. Then, using projected images, students experience the sky as it appeared to the ancient African and Chinese people!

Family Reading Night
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Milton students and their parents enjoyed Family Reading Night. This year's theme was "Into the Woods". Dr. Nardone welcomed excited pajama clad students and their parents to this fun annual literacy event. After children participated in various games, Milton teachers Dayna Reist and Katy Ridley demonstrated the Responsive Classroom approach to learning. Students participated in a whole group activity led by Mrs. Ridley before settling in for story time with Milton Dad David Walker. The evening concluded with a special treat of smores and milk.
Thank you!
A big thank you to all the Milton families who donated books to the library during the Fall Book Fair. Our students are always excited to see new titles on the library shelves. Remember parents have check out privileges at the Milton library so stop by and read something new with your child!
Author Susan Hood Will Visit Milton!
Award winning author Susan Hood will visit Milton on May 1, 2015. Ms. Hood will speak to kindergarten, first and second grade students in the library. Be sure to ask your child about her books The Tooth Mouse and Spike the Mixed Up Monster. A big thank you to the PTO for funding this wonderful event.
Author David Adler Will Visit Milton!
On November 21, 2014 author David Adler will speak to third, fourth and fifth grade students at Milton. Adler is an award winning author of children's nonfiction books and the creator of the popular mystery series Cam Jansen. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event.
"Let's Get Real"
 My nonfiction suggestions for February are presented in the Discussion section below.  Please email me at to let me know if your child enjoys any of these titles and/or with any of your own nonfiction suggestions.  I look forward to hearing from Milton parents! 
Tish Rabe Author Visit
 On Tuesday February 25, 2014, author Tish Rabe will speak to the kindergarten, first grade and second grade students in the library.  Ms. Rabe is the author of the popular non-fiction science series The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library for young readers.  Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event.
Introducing "Let's Get Real"
 In the Discussion Topic section below, parents can click on "Let's Get Real" to read my new monthly column about nonfiction.  In "Let's Get Real", I will provide recommendations by grade level of engaging nonfiction titles, as well as suggestions for encouraging your child to read more nonfiction.   Please email to let me know if you enjoy these or other titles and/or find these suggestions helpful.  I look forward to hearing from you!
Author Doreen Rappaport visits Milton!
On November 12, 2013 author Doreen Rappaport will speak to the third, fourth and fifth grade students. In her nonfiction and historical fiction books, Ms. Rappaport writes about American heroes and presents American and World History in a format accessible to young readers. Ms. Rappaport won the Caldecott Honor Medal for her book Martin's Big Words: The LIfe of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you to the PTO for underwriting this wonderful event!
Pebblego for grades K-3
 Please use the Search for Success LInk below to try using our database Pebblego Animals at home with your children.  Pebblego contains over two hundred articles about animals.  There are audio and video features that bring the content to life.  In addition, there are fun educational games and activities for your child to try at home.  In Library, our students use Pebble Go to research.  For example, second graders use Pebble Go to research various sharks to support their ocean studies unit in the classroom.  They also use Pebble Go Biography to support their Biography Unit.  Please feel free to email Ms. Mehlman for the user name and password and/or with any comments or questions.  
Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Let's Get Real for March 2015 Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:53 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Let's Get Real for January 2015 Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6:09 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Let's Get Real for December 2014 Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 7:20 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Let's Get Real for May Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM Discuss
Blog Entry Let's Get Real for April 2014 Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM Discuss
 Faculty Information
Here is our Milton library card number for faculty use. Stop by or email me with any questions.
 2016Grade1 (1).pdf
Suggested reading for grade 1
 2016Grade2 (1) (1).pdf
Suggested reading for grade 2
 2016Grade3 (1) (1).pdf
Suggested reading for grade 3
 2016Grade4 (1) (1).pdf
Suggested reading for grade 4
 2016Grade5 (1).pdf
Suggested reading for grade 5
 K brochure 2016 (9) (1).pub
Suggested reading for incoming kindergarteners
 suggested summer reading letter 2016 (1).docx
Letter from Dr. Nardone and Library Media Specialist Barbara Mehlman explaining summer reading. Suggested summer reading pamphlets are provided above by grade.
 Summer Reading 2016 Incoming Sixth Grade (1).pdf
Summer reading information for incoming sixth graders
Please help your child remember his or her books on the day he or she is scheduled to visit the Library.

Library Schedule

Monday:  Taddeo, Ridley, Kozan, Bily
Tuesday:  5Bailey, DiSalvo, Rossiter, Parrish, Sheridan, Reist, Hughes
Wednesday:  Cifone, KBailey, Massett, Bruton
Friday:  Benfari, Pray, Coppola, Burkhardt, Donovan, Murphy
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