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 library clerk. 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.
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 then read to the students. The students vote on their favorite book at the end of those five weeks. 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.
We work hard alongside parent helpers to coordinate two book fairs each year. This is a vital fundraiser for our school. The funds earned at book fair are used to purchase new books, supplies, and prizes throughout the school year. We have recently surpassed our previous goals and have been able to use that money to purchase books for teachers' classroom libraries, as well as books for students to take home. Reading is truly fundamental!
Library Researcher is the online database that shows all of the books in our collection. It is a very helpful tool to assist students, parents, and teachers in finding books about specific topics or by certain authors!
We do our best to make sure that our library carries books not just that children want to read, but also point them in the direction of books that help develop critical thinking and character skills. Our library collaborates with teachers and staff to encourage students to develop a lifelong love for reading.