The library is ready to open for the school year and it’s bursting at the seams with great books. In the Spring of 2016 Saint Mary School many new books from a grant awarded by the Library of Congress. We were able to select a variety of books which improved our fictional sections. In addition, each year our library hosts the Scholastic Book Fair, and proceeds from which help provide new books, supplies, and furniture to the library. Such books were selected by students and teachers to provide the most popular and updated selections. We are also thankful to many generous donations from St. Mary friends and families.
Our school library is a wonderful place. Over the past several years it has taken on a great transformation. Students in grades Pre-k thru 8th grade visit the library weekly for a 40-minute period during which they can check out books, do research, or just have fun and read.
We have over 12,000 books separated into general Non- Fiction (including Juvenile, Biography, and Research sections) and Fiction collections (featuring a variety of authors within Popular Series, Early Readers, and Young Adult titles), as well as a great selection of Christian books for all ages.
Since our library is totally volunteer run, so we always need help. In Kindergarten through grade 8, library time requires parent/family volunteers. You can help in a variety of ways: checking books in/out during the student library periods, re-shelving books, or assisting with special projects throughout the year. A weekly commitment is not necessary; any time you can give is greatly needed and always appreciated. If you are interested in being a library volunteer, and it doesn’t only have to be for your student, please contact your student’s teacher, a Room Mom or email email@example.com for more details.
Happy Reading from the Library Coordinators,
Staci Godek, Sharon Wolfe, Jessika Coltz, Kathy Harry and Yolanda Delaney