Students are provided with lessons relating to reading skills, research, curriculum coordination, library usage and appreciation and understanding of the various materials.
Library programming may consist of story time with the librarian, activities to explore and understand the library and visiting authors. Attention is given to various genre of literature and the award winning books such as Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Bluebonnet and Lone Star.
Students in the Library
Students come to the library on a weekly schedule and at other times designated by their teacher.
Students are encouraged to check out one book to read independently and another book of their choice.
Students are encouraged to demonstrate responsibility by returning or renewing books on time and exercising proper care of library materials. Checkouts are for 2 weeks. A renewal period is available for older students with longer books being used for classroom projects and reports.
Lost books should be reported to the librarian. Arrangements will be made for the student to continue using library books while searching for the lost book. If a book is not found by the end of school, a notice of the cost of the book will be sent home. Paying for lost books will clear student records for the district.
Parents are also welcome to visit the library before and after school to check out books to read with your children.
AISD Libraries has a very informative website with general information about school libraries. The Library Catalog and Library Resources Link are especially helpful. Lookout for a bookmark with the passwords to the databases in Friday folders during the first few weeks of school.