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Sunday, January 19, 2014

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Recently when a friend sent me a link to the 28 Most Beautiful Libraries, I immediately thought of The Library of Congress, which is by far the most beautiful library that I have visited.  But, the LOC did not even make the list.  There are some incredibly beautiful libraries all over the world.  This site also includes quotations about libraries from famous people.  I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I did.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Promoting Financial Literacy through Reading is an Investment

For the third straight year, the Ottauquechee School is participating in Vermont’s financial literacy program, Reading is an Investment. This program is coordinated by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, and our school library receives 3 new “money books” each year that we continue with this program. There are many wonderful books on the list, all with lessons to teach about saving and managing money. One of this year’s favorites is Betty Bunny Wants Everything, a story about a little bunny who fills her shopping cart with toys even though her mother has said “just one.”

For the complete list of Reading is an Investment books, go to: 
Students must read at least three of the money books to start a reading log, then continue with
additional reading until they complete their chart.  All of our completed logs will be sent in
before the March 15 deadline. From all of the statewide entries, the Treasurer’s Office will then draw 20 names, and those students will each win a $250 college savings account.