During these visits, books are checked out and stories are read to students in K through grade 3. The library has a small reference section for encyclopedias, World and United States atlas, dictionaries, and sets of books which are for library use only. In addition, this section is where the Teacher and Parent resources can be found.
Teachers extensively use the library resources, from checking out books for classroom usage to using the teacher resource section for their own personal use. On various occasions, the Early Childhood teachers use the library resources. Stories are read in conjunction with subject matter studied in classroom.
Each year the library celebrates a special reading activity. During the month of March, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by encouraging our families to join in month long activities such as the “Read Across America Celebration”.
The library also has a “Birthday Book Club.” Members can join by donating a new book to the library in honor of their birthday. When a student donates a book for their birthday, with their permission, their picture is taken with their donation and then their picture is displayed on the “Birthday Book Club” wall in the library and then later placed in a library scrapbook. This is a wonderful way to add new books to the library collection and connect the children to the books.
The library also provides instruction in library usage, i.e. how to use the automated catalog system, understanding the Dewey Decimal system, and how to use the reference section.
The library and its resources are maintained by a part time library aide and multiple parent volunteers.