We have two main goals during Library: to help students become successful seekers, users and integrators of information from many sources, and to promote reading as a lifelong skill and pleasure. Skills to seek, evaluate and synthesize information are implemented across grades at developmentally appropriate levels. Each class also includes a read-aloud story and discussion to help students develop a love of language and an appreciation for literature. Students are encouraged to seek out their areas of interest from our rich collection of physical and virtual resources. Research and citation skills are reinforced in the homeroom with instruction and support from the librarian.
At this level, we focus on story-time choices that connect either to the curriculum or to seasonal events. Classes are playful and generally include activities and crafts that relate to the read-aloud. Students may check out one book per visit, but may exchange it for another at any time before their next class. Students are provided a curated selection of age-appropriate books each week, but are free to choose other books of interest.