The DPS OverDrive eBook and audiobook collection has titles for every type of reader, and is the perfect resource for preventing summer learning loss! Research shows that children who do not read over the summer can lose 2-3 months of reading skills, and this can add up to 2-3 grade levels by fifth grade!
The good news is that summer learning loss is 100% preventable. Students who read as few as 10 self-selected books during the summer continue their reading progress.
Check out LION to see the books available at Marrama Elementary as well as FREE online databases available for student use. Each year we hold several book fairs that allow us to purchase additional books for the library. In 2012/13 we raised over $4,500 for books purchased through Scholastic Books. Each week over 619 students check out books in our library. It takes thousands of books to offer our students books that meet their interests and needs. This year we will be changing our approach for fundraising to maximize what we can buy with the monies raised. We will hold fundraisers for the library. We will use the bookfair monies to purchase books for the classrooms.Thank you for your support and be sure to visit our book fairs this year.