Welcome to the Owen Intermediate Library Media Center!  2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of Owen students, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic I am not requiring students to return any books.  All In Person students will check out books weekly but cannot take books home. The limit is two (2) books per student. My class is called Media which teaches information literacy skills. The grade earned is either an S for Satisfactory or a U for Unsatisfactory. Attendance is required as part of the grade. 

Thank you Mr. Richards, MLIS

I can be reached by Email: jrichards@vanburenschools.net

My goal is to provide your children with the best resources possible for their learning! To check out books all your student needs is a Student ID Card or to tell me their last name. Every other week we have lessons about the library resources. Students may check out five books each time they visit the library from September to April, in May one book, and in June zero books; all books must be returned. March is Reading Month and we hold a contest, that allows students to check out ten books in that month unlimited! Our schedule is coming in a few weeks. Students may also come to the library before school as well as during their lunch period. New awards for the Owen Intermediate Library Media Center: We have received an Exemplary Status Award from the Library of Michigan and Michigan Department of Education for our School Library Media Center for a second time in a row!

Check Out Mr. Richards Collaboration with Mr. Rohloff has he helps my students with bringing Love Double Dutch to Life! 

Mr. Richards and Mr. Rohloff's WIN students playing Double Dutch Jump Rope

Check it out!

Educationally Yours,
Mr. Jonathan Richards, MLIS
Owen Intermediate Library Media Specialist

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Downloadable Apps

Book Apps

Check it out and try it!

Owen Tumblebooks Mobile App

Username: barea Password: owen

Emma Loves Pink  (by Piret Raud/WingedChariot)
Go Away, Big Green Monster! (by Ed Emberly/Night & Day Studios) Ladybug Girl (by David Soman and Jacky Davis/Trilogy Touch)

Hildegard Sings (by Thomas Wharton/One Hundred Robots)

Harold and the Purple Crayon (by Crockett Johnson/Trilogy Studios)
Pat the Bunny  (by Dorothy Kunhardt/Random Digital) Don’t Let the Pigeon Run this App! (by Mo Willems/Smart Planet Digital)
Spot the Dot  (by David Carter/Ruckus Mobile Media) Otter on His Own (by Doe Boyle/Oceanhouse Media)
How Rocket Learned to Read (by Tad Hills/Random House Digital) Moonbot Studios’ The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys, &

Ruckus Mobile Media’s many stories, folk tales and legends, including Johnny Appleseed & The Velveteen Rabbit

Where Do Balloons Go? (by Jamie Lee Curtis/Auryn, Inc.)

The Monster at the End of the Book…Starring Grover! (Sesame Workshop/Callaway Digital Arts)

The Great Cookie Thief… A Sesame Street App Starring Cookie Monster (Sesame
Workshop/Callaway Digital Arts)

Press Here  (by Hervé Tullet/Chronicle Books)

Sunday in Kyoto (Lyrics and Music byGilles Vigneault/The Secret Mountain)

Moomin, Mymble and Little My (based on the title by Tove Jansson/Spinfy)

Pop Out! The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (by Beatrix Potter/Loud Crow Interactive)
Cinderella: A 3-D Fairy Tale (Illus. byEd Bryan/Nosy Crow) Will You Come for a Sleepover? (By Marianne Busser and Ron Schröder/Piccolo)

Tim on the Tiles (Tjibbe Veldkamp/Piccolo)

Boats (Byron Barton/Oceanhouse Media)
The Going to Bed Book (Sandra Boynton/Loud Crow) Franklin Frog (by Barry Tranter and Emma Tranter/ Nosy Crow’s “Rounds”
Parker Penguin (Nosy Crow’s “Rounds” series) Goodnight Moon (by Margaret Wise Brown/Loud Crow Interactive)
Fiction & Literature
Treasure Island (abridged ed. of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel/Space Dogs) Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Touch Press/ The Arden Shakespeare/ Faber and Faber Ltd.)
Chasing Fireflies: A Haiku Collection (trans. by Peter Beilenson/Honeybee Labs) Horrible Hauntings (by Shirin Yim Bridges/Trigger)
Bottom of the Ninth (Ryan Woodward/Ryan Woodward Art & Animation)
Nonfiction & Reference Apps
Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night  (by Mary Kay Carson /Bookerella, Story Services Ltd.) Bobo Explores Light  (by Craig Fusco/Game Collage, LLC; Juraj Hlaváč )
My First Classical Music App (by Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman/Naxos Digital) X Is for X-Ray: An A to Z Look inside Everyday Objects (byPaul Rosenthal/Touch Press)
Barefoot World Atlas  (by Nick Crane/Touch Press) Britannica Kids: Ancient Egypt, Knights and Castles, Snakes, etc.
D-Day, Pearl Harbor, Gettysburg, and other titles in the “Great Battles” series (various/Amber) Weird but True! (National Geographic Society)
Brooklyn Bridge, The Parthenon, and The Taj Mahal (by Elizabeth Mann/ iBooks) Annie Fox’s “Middle School Confidential” series (Free Spirit/Electric Eggplant)
“Our Amazing World” series: Antarctica, Penguins, and Owls (Wayne Lynch/ Matchbook Press) Beware Madame La Guillotine (by Sarah Towle/Time Traveler Tours, LLC)
Journey into the Deep (by Rebecca Johnson/Lerner) The Wonders of Geology (by Michael Collier/Mikaya Press)
Fragile Earth (Collins) Elements (Touch Press)
Journey to the Exoplanets  (by Edward Bell, Ron Miller/FSG, Scientific American & Brandwidth) Solar System (by Marcus Chown/Touch Press)
March of the Dinosaurs (hybrid fic/nonfic; Touch Press LLC, in conjunction with National Geographic & Wide-Eyed Entertainment) Gems and Jewels (by Lance Grande & Allison Augustyn/Touch Press)
Pyramids 3D (Touch Press) Building Titantic (National Geographic)
DK Human Body (by Steve Parker/Medi-Motion, Dorling Kindersley) Tate Guide to Modern Art (by Simon Wilson with Jessica Lack and the Tate staff/ Tate Publishing/ Aimer Media)
Mini-Monsters (3D 4 Medical Science) Fiske Interactive College Guide 2012 (Sourcebooks)
And finally, a few book-inspired game apps
Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes (by Rosemary Wells/ Auryn, Inc./Fourth Story Media) Dr. Seuss Band (Oceanhouse Media)
Elmo Calls (Sesame Workshop) Where Is My Frog? (by Mercer Mayer/ Sterling Publishing)
Eric Carle’s My Very First App (Philomel/Night & Day Studios) Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle/Penguin/Night & Day Studios)
Big Nate Comix by U! (by Lincoln Peirce /Night & Day Studios) How to Rock Braces and Glasses (by Meg Haston/Hachette/Alloy Entertainment)
High School Bites (by Heather Brewer/Penguin)

Internet Safety Tips

  1. Spend time having fun with your parents online and helping them understand technology!
  2. Never post your personal information, such as a cell phone number, home number, home address, or your location on any social networking site or through mobile apps like Snapchat or Instagram.
  3. Never meet in person with anyone you first “met” on the internet. If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or guardian right away. Some people may not be who they say they are.
  4. Check with your parents before you post pictures of yourself or others online. Do not post inappropriate pictures of anyone.
  5. Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages, and e-mails. Delete any unwanted messages. You may need to delete friends who continuously bother you or post things that are not appropriate.
  6. NEVER share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian.
  7. If you wouldn’t say something to another person’s face, don’t text it or post it online.
  8. Do not download or install software or anything on your computer or cell phone before checking with your parents or guardian.
  9. Use the privacy settings of social networking sites.
  10. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable online, while gaming or when using your cell phone, talk with your parents or guardian right away.
Other Tips
  • Personal Information. Don’t give out personal information without your parents’ permission. This means you should not share your last name, home address, school name, or telephone number. Remember, just because someone asks for information about you does not mean you have to tell them anything about yourself!
  • Screen Name. When creating your screen name, do not include personal information like your last name or date of birth.
  • Passwords. Don’t share your password with anyone but your parents. When you use a public computer make sure you logout of the accounts you’ve accessed before leaving the terminal.
  • Photos. Don’t post photos or videos online without getting your parents’ permission.
  • Online Friends. Don’t agree to meet an online friend unless you have your parents’ permission. Unfortunately, sometimes people pretend to be people they aren't. Remember that not everything you read online is true.
  • Online Ads. Don’t buy anything online without talking to your parents first. Some ads may try to trick you by offering free things or telling you that you have won something as a way of collecting your personal information.
  • Downloading. Talk to your parents before you open an email attachment or download software. Attachments sometimes contain viruses. Never open an attachment from someone you don’t know.
  • Bullying. Don’t send or respond to mean or insulting messages. Tell your parents if you receive one. If something happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to your parents or to a teacher at school.
  • Social Networking. Many social networking websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Second Life and MySpace) and blog hosting websites have minimum age requirements to signup. These requirements are there to protect you!
  • Research. Talk to your librarian, teacher or parent about safe and accurate websites for research. The public library offers lots of resources. If you use online information in a school project make sure you explain where you got the information.

MARCH IS READING MONTH 2020 Message and Current Stats

Hello Owen Families

 Our contest ended March 31, 2020.  Below are the final Tallies by class and the top five students. Due to COVID-19 we are only awarding only th e Top Two students. The rest of the proceeds will go toward local first responders during this Pandemic. 

Leading 5th Grade Classes
5th Graders who read the Most Pages
1. Runyan 7,138
1. Ella Convery 4,605
2. Gillsey 6,049
2. Toryan English 3,028
3. Bateman 5,479
3. Xain Vanderbush 1,495
4. TenBroeck 5,296
4. Andrea Svitnich 1,334
5. Hoskins 3,994
5. Nicholas Clippert 1,196
Leading 6th Grade Classes
6th Graders who read the Most Pages
1. Cook 26,318
1. Allie Horschem 5,444
2. Lange 8,267
2. Isabella Delibera: 4,849
3. Kapcia 8,050
3.Kaylee Rupnow: 3,167
4. Boykin 7,475
4. Amiyah Davis 2,133
5. Gibson 6,602
5.Sophia Laginess: 1,844
 Congratuluations  Allie and Ella!