Library

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    Our Scholastic book fair is scheduled for the week of March 6-9, 2023!

     Welcome to the wonderful world of reading! Our library holds more than 14,000 books, and is located on the second floor. The children are surrounded by books that open their minds to a world of imagination, adventure, and many interests. We have a world language section where children can check out books in multiple languages including Spanish, French, Hindi, and Chinese.

     The school library program inspires lifelong learning, instills a love of reading, and fosters independent library use. Students in grades K-5 visit the library once a week to develop their information literacy skills and to check out books. Depending on their grade level, children learn the arrangement of the library, genres, how to locate information in print and electronic resources, as well as comprehension and critical thinking strategies. Students will learn about many authors and illustrators through weekly book talks. The library is not open before school. 

Library Hours for all Students to check out books:
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays

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Library Skills Curriculum

     
     The St. Louise school librarian teaches a weekly library class to each grade K-5 classroom. Students are supervised in utilizing the library computers for locating books in the school library collection with Destiny (Our Online Library Catalog) and for researching information using the Gale database suite. Students in grades 6-8 may use the library during the lunch recess times on Wednesday and Thursday to begin homework or work quietly on group projects. All students may check out books afterschool on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as during their weekly library class time.
 
Philosophy
     The philosophy of St. Louise School's library curriculum is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information. The library curriculum seeks to develop a life-long love of reading and the ability to discern literary merit. The curriculum incorporates literature representing diverse cultures and ideas.
 
The mission is accomplished by:
  • Providing access to information in all formats;
  • Providing instruction to foster critical thinking and stimulate interest in reading for enjoyment and understanding;
  • Working in partnership with classroom teachers for curriculum development;
  • Fostering individual and collaborative inquiry;
  • Integrating the uses of technology for learning and teaching.

 Essential Learnings

  1. Students will learn library skills to become an independent library user. 
  2. Students will learn research strategies to locate information. 
  3. Students will develop information literacy skills, including the ability to evaluate information critically and competently. 
  4. Students will have access and guidance to a relevant collection of fiction and nonfiction books in a variety of formats and genres for recreational reading and literature appreciation.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Librarian

DeAun Green by email: [email protected]
or by phone: (425) 746-4220

 
If you are interested in finding out the level of a book your child is reading, please visit:
 
Bookwizard