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Welcome to the Cottage Hill library!!!

Classes go to the library for 30 minutes each week. Library visits begin with a story or library skills games led by our librarian. These games reinforce how to care for books and how libraries work. We also discuss how books  are arranged in the library using the Dewey Decimal System. Children study special units such as Fairy Tales and Tall Tales where they are taught about the skills of comparing and contrasting to better understand literature. For 10-15 minutes, the students checkout one or two books for the week.
 
All students participate in the “California Young Reader Medal Award” program. Each year, a committee of librarians and teachers select a few children’s books for review. These books are read to the students. The students then choose one title as their favorite. The author of the winning book receives recognition, letting them know that children in California liked their book the best. Children look forward to each spring, when they get to vote for their favorite book.
If you want to know if we have a certain book in our library collection or if you're looking for a particular author, you can find them using Library Researcher. It can even search for books by topic! It will also tell you if the book you're wanting has been checked out or is on the shelf, just waiting for you. It is a helpful tool.
 
Throughout the year, feel free to let me know if there is a certain book you want us to carry. I can always add it to my list and check to see if we can purchase it. I want to encourage a lifelong love of reading!
 

Recent Posts

Please turn in library books...

Dear Cottage Families,
 
Next Wednesday is the last day of our summer reading program. Please make sure that ALL of your checkouts from this summer are turned into the library on July 26th. I need to make sure that our collection is inventoried before we begin the school year. Your participation in making this reading program run smoothly helps insure we can continue summer reading and rewards for next year. =)

Summer reading program is in full swing

Thank you, students and families for coming to the library last Wednesday! We are open again today! AR quizzes are now available to be taken in the library on Wednesdays from 3pm - 7pm! Come join the fun! We have games set out and crafts that you can do! See you soon! 

Overdue or Lost Library Books

Dear Parents & Students,
 
This is the last week of school. We currently have 93 library books STILL unaccounted for. Please turn in your library books this week! If you have a book that is missing, please send a cash or check to the library so that we may replace the book with a library bound edition. Unfortunately, we do not take paperback replacements as they do not hold up to hundreds of checkouts. If you have any questions, please call me at 530.268.2808 ext. #211
 
Any replacement fees will be carried over to the following school year. If your child will be moving on to Magnolia, that bill will be transferred over to that library before checkout can resume. Thank you for your support of our beautiful library! 

Best book fair EVER!

I am pleased to announce that Scholastic has confirmed that Cottage Hill had the highest grossing book fair we have ever had in our history! Through the efforts of our parent volunteers, teachers, and students we were able to surpass our goal. We are now able to use the profit we have earned towards helping teachers build their own classroom libraries and add more books to our campus library! Thank you to everyone that came in to purchase books and gifts! I love knowing we have a community of readers. 

The winner of the California Young Reader Medal is...

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole won this year's California Young Reader Medal! Thank you for participating in the reading of each of the nominees. All of the nominated books were fun, but Sam and Dave Dig a Hole was the favorite! Feel free to borrow this book from our library!

Turning in library books before summer...

The last week for checking out library books will be the week of May 22nd. ALL library books MUST be turned by June 2nd in order to make sure every book is accounted for and shelved before summer break. Thank you for your cooperation! I have truly enjoyed this past school year with each and every one of you! I hope to see you pop into the library over vacation!

The library will be open this summer!!!

We are so fortunate to be able to have a summer reading program in our library once again! We will be open every Wednesday from 3pm - 7pm beginning June 21st and ending July 26th! Please join us for stories and crafts once a week. Keep up on your reading skills over break! I look forward to another fun summer with all of you!

Happy Book Fair Week!!!

Our Happy Camper book fair is in full swing as of Monday! Classes will be coming in at their usual times to browse and shop. We are also open from 12:20pm - 12:40pm during second lunch. You can also shop after school until 3:00pm Mon-Thur and 2:00pm on Friday! 
 
Book fair is our only fundraiser for the library. A percentage of our sales goes right back into our funds for purchasing new books and supplies for our students. We are extremely grateful to all of our Cottage Hill families that support this wonderful event twice a year! Thank you for all that you do!

Happy Camper Book Fair

Hello, Cottage Hill families!!!
 
I just wanted to remind you that our Happy Camper book fair will begin on April 24th and run through the 28th. Students will get time to browse and shop during their regularly scheduled library time. We will stay open an hour later after school for shopping. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at kbutcher@prsd.us or call the library 530.268.2808 ext.211. Thank you for your support!