Our Library program integrates with classroom instruction, beginning with our preschool children. During scheduled library time, we reinforce listening, literature appreciation, reading comprehension by using the AR program, library skills, research skills, the writing process, access to knowledge about their own culture and others, and access to library reference materials.
All students have regular and ready access to media service, materials and equipment which they may use individually or in a group. By building on previously learned material from the year before, and by using a hands-on approach for practical experience, we are able to support the development of the whole child.
All students will locate and use important areas of the library such as: circulation area, online catalog, periodicals, reference materials, non-fiction and biographies. Students starting in first grade will use the Dewey Decimal System to locate library books. All students will be exposed to a variety of literary genres such as mysteries, fantasy, historical, realistic fiction, folktales, poetry, and biographies. Students will learn to read for pleasure or to acquire information.
Library services are available Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., providing accessibility to book browsing, check-out, research and technology. By encouraging our students to be independent learners, they will appreciate literature and will be able to seek out information on their own as they recognize the importance of information to our society. Resourcefulness is an important trait that will benefit our students for life