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.
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 $50 gift card to Best Buy. 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 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. These 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!
If you want to know if we have a certain book in our library collection or if you're looking for a particular author or subject, you can find it using Library Researcher. Library Researcher is the online database that shows all of the books in our collection. It is a very helpful tool!
I do my best to make sure that our library carries books that children not only want to read, but I also point them in the direction of books that help develop critical thinking. Our library collaborates with teachers and staff to encourage students to develop a lifelong love for reading.