The Library Media Center is full of facts, fiction and fun with books and non-print materials on a variety of subjects
for all students, staff, & teachers. Come in and browse our site, see our resources and surf our library catalog.
Valley Cottage Library
About the VCES School Library
- Letter for Parents and Caregivers
- Library Book & Media Collections
- Library Information
- Library Media Center Curriculum
- Magazine Subscriptions
From the Librarian's Desk
Hello to all my Book Buddies
My name is Carolyn Travers and I am the School Library Media Specialist at Valley Cottage Elementary School. I teach children about books and reading through storytelling, booktalks, activities, and crafts. My goal is to get students to learn about the library while developing a love of reading and literature. I also want students learn how the library works using the many print and on-line resources. Prior to this position, I was Head of Children's Services at Nyack Public Library. I am a proud Nyack High School graduate. I graduated from Rockland Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Graphic Design, then with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Buffalo State University, and finally with a Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. I have been a Youth Services Librarian for 36 years! You can also look the OPALS library catalog webpage to find out more of what's happening at the Library Media Center. As you can see, I like to dress like book characters for special days.
Here's to a wonderful library year of learning, thinking, dreaming and reading!
Carolyn Travers, School Library Media Specialist
- Search for the ebook you wish to view. Click to open.
- It will bring you to the Mackin webpage and ask for our school name: (Valley Cottage Elementary School) a UN and PW: rboceses for both. Then your ebook will open for you to view.
Library Media Center Schedule
Multi-Age Classes: Monday (4/5), Wednesday (2/3), Friday (K/1)
Make sure your child has their book on library day!
Online Resources and Data Bases
Websites for Students
Cool Math 4 Kids
This colorful website includes all kinds of math puzzles and problems to solve.
Eric Carle's fantastic site with all your favorite characters and books.
This site has wonderful activities for children and parents. Recipes, arts and crafts, book reviews and more.
Authors, illustrators, book reviews, trivia, and activities at this book site geared for children and people interested in children's literature.
The Pigeon, Knufflebunny and all of children's book creator, Mo Willems characters are here in this wonderful, interactive web site.
Science projects and information galore which is broken down by scientific category, difficulty and more.
The place that you can go, to find one fish, two fish, green eggs and Sam, along with your Seuss favorites. Books, brain teasers, coloring and more fun from the fantastic Dr. Seuss.
This video program site provides famous actors/actresses who read notable children's books aloud. Activities and lesson plans are also included.
Websites for Teachers and Parents
Summer Reading Fun Packets
Summer 2018 Summer Reading Program
The 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" has ended at the Nyack and Valley Cottage public libraries. Students who participated in the program this past summer will be recognized at VCE Morning Program later this fall. Next summer in 2018, the Summer Reading Program will have a music theme; "Libraries Rock!" along with a variety of programs for kids of all ages. Watch here for further updates and for the Summer Reading Packets!