Every student succeeds at the St. Joseph Library! We are excited to serve students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Our primary goal is to support students, parents, and staff in reading and researching both for pleasure and knowledge.
The mission of the library information literacy program is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information, with skills and experiences to develop a life-long love of reading and learning. (ALA Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs)
Please visit our links below to find information specific to grade levels. For further information, please contact us or, better yet, come in to visit!
- Online Catalogs
- Check-Out Policies & Procedures
- Daily Library Schedule
- Library Rules
- Student Resources
- Parent Resources
- Staff Resources
- Book Recommendations
Check Out Policies
- Kindergarten - 1 book
- 1st Grade - 2 books
- 2nd Grade - 3 books
- 3rd Grade - 4 books
- 4th Grade - 5 books
- 5th Grade - 6 books
- 6th - 8th - maximum of 10 books checked out as needed (for research and reading)
Kindergarten – 2nd grade may check out books for one week.
3rd – 5th grades may check out books for two weeks.
CHECK OUT Procedures
- Select books quietly. Ask for assistance, if wanted.
- Choose books for enjoyment and school purposes.
- Work on class activities quietly until it is your turn to check out books.
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Kindergarten through 6th grade classes follow a library curriculum, which is embeded in various lessons.
Kinders - 2nd Grade: Read stories and work on basic library skills, such as identifying parts of books, how to locate books in the Fiction areas, how to find “just right books, and what the different areas of the library are.
3rd & 4th Grade: Graduate to breaking the code of the Dewey Decimal Classification System, using the library catalog system, and becoming familiar with areas of personal interest in the library’s nonfiction section.
5th & 6th Grade: Work on Independent Research - Learning Contract work which involves combing the skills students have learned in Computer Class (ethical online research) and in library to study, in depth, topics of their own choosing.
Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Here is a challenge to each K-4 student, parent, teacher, and staff member at St. Joseph School: Read at least 20 minutes each day of summer vacation! Use this calendar to keep track of your reading time. Return the completed calendar by Friday, September 7th and you will receive your invitation to the “Summer Reading Challenge Pancake Breakfast.”