Library

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Welcome! The ASCS Library strives to develop and promote the love of reading for learning and for pleasure, and to provide a learning program and resources in support of information literacy. In addition to print materials, the library also provides access to proven electronic resources from credible publishers and teaches students how to critically examine the sources of the information they use. As part of All Saints Catholic School, the library incorporates Christian values into its environment, lessons, and materials provided.

PreK through 5th grade students come to the library for weekly lessons and check-out.  Middle School classes utilize the library on an as needed basis. The library is open Monday through Friday and any student may come before or after school for check out, research or study. Middle School students are also allowed to use the library on various days during their lunch period.

 

Skills focused on during library times include:

  • Prek & K students hear fiction and nonfiction stories, learn parts of a book, and are introduced to good reader skills such as previewing, predicting, summarizing, connecting, questioning and inferring.
  • 1st grade students hear fiction and non-fiction stories and learn about the Caldecott Award.  They learn how to choose a book at their reading level and by using its call numbers and they learn how information is organized in pieces of writing.
  • 2nd grade students hear fiction and non-fiction stories and work on identifying the main idea and supporting details of an informational piece. Students learn to use the library catalog, the basics of citing a book, and are introduced to the online World Book encyclopedia.
  • 3rd grade students study what makes a good story and each student writes and illustrates their own book. Other topics covered are advanced library catalog skills and genres.
  • 4th grade students take an in-depth look at non-fiction topics following the Dewey Decimal Classification.  They compare narrative non-fiction and expository writing and they also learn MLA format for citing sources.
  • 5th grade students learn how to evaluate both print and online mass communication products (newspaper, magazines, and website information).

Parent library volunteers check in/out books for students and help shelve and process materials.