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!