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Welcome to the Library!

Classroom library visits started the week of August 21. Each class will visit the library each week. Classes spend 25 to 40 minutes in the library. During that time, they are read to, taught some of the many library skills and check out books. We are happy to have over 12,000 books to choose from!

What else?

Kids can take quizzes on some of the books they read. We have over 66,000 quizzes available through Reading Counts on our computers.

Starting in January, the California Young Reader Medal books are shared. In March the children get to vote for their favorite.

In February we have “I love reading week”. There will be fun activities shared all week.

Twice a year we have a Scholastic Book Fair. This is held in the library. The book fairs are the primary fundraisers to purchase new books for the library. It is a favorite time for students to buy books of their own along with bookmarks, pencils and other creative school supplies. Our first book fair will be in the beginning of October.

Scholastic Reading Counts

Reading Counts is an independent reading program for Grades K–5 which combines reading practice and software-based reading assessment.  All of our students participate in this program.  Students read books from the library, home, and their classroom library.  Upon completion of the book, students then take a quiz on the computer asking questions from the book they read.  When the student passes a quiz with a minimal of 70% they earn “words”.  These are the actual number of words read in a book.

We will be recognizing students once a month at assemblies and their picture will be posted in the library as soon as they reach a new goal. 

 K – 1st grades will be recognized for:       10,000 words
1st - 3rd grades will be recognized for:  25,000, 50,000, 75,000, 100,000, 150,000 and 200,000 words

4th and 5th grades will be recognized for:  250,000, 500,000, 750,000, 1,000,000, 2,000,000 and any additional million.

Of course, if a K – 3rd grader reaches one of the 4th and 5th grade levels, they will also be recognized.

Not all books have quizzes.  Approximately 90% of our fiction books and about 40% of our non-fiction books in the library have a Reading Counts quiz.  If you would like to check to see if a book has a Reading Counts quiz, go to 

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs. Allen in the library.