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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. 
In February our school participates in the Higgins Diggins Lions Club's month long literacy program. Students from the first through the fifth grades will be racking up AR points for an entire month to earn entries for a drawing to win a brand new Kindle Fire. We are very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful program. This is a good opportunity for students to earn AR points for the semester as well.
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. You can even search for books by topic! It will also tell you if the book you've been wanting has been checked out or where it 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 would like us to carry. I do my best to make sure that our library carries books that children not only want to read, but I also want to point them in the direction of books that help develop critical thinking. Our library works alongside teachers and staff to encourage students to develop a love for reading. 

Recent Posts

Thank you!

Hello, Cottage Hill Cubs!
I received the final numbers from our Scholastic representative. We sold a grand total of $6,881.00 at our Fall book fair! That is an increase of $400 from last Fall's book fair! And since we chose to take our profit in ALL Scholastic Dollars, we have over $3,000 to spend for our library! Thank you for your help in raising money for the Cottage Hill Library! We were able to purchase books on our teachers' wish lists and help those students in need of books! Not to mention, we will have funds to purchase more books and supplies for our library! 
I want to extend my gratitude to all of those parents that volunteered their time, and even their money, to make this book fair a success! We couldn't do it without you! 

Lunch time in the library...

Happy Friday, Cottage Hill Cubs and families!
I just want to remind you that our library is open daily from 12:20pm - 12:40pm. This 20 minute window is for turning in books, renewing, checking out new books, taking AR quizzes, reading, doing word searches, or just hanging out in a peaceful environment. I hope to see you in the library soon!

We need you!

Hello families!
We are currently gearing up for book fair! This is a fun and exciting fundraiser for our students. This the only fundraiser we do to fund the Cottage Hill Library. The hard work that we put into it allows us to purchase new books and helps us to restock supplies. We are successful each year because of YOU! Our fall book fair will be from October 23rd - 27th. I will post more information as the time nears, but for now, volunteers will be needed.
I am attaching a link to our volunteer sign ups. Please sign up for what you can. Your assistance is very appreciated. 

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.