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 $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 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.
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.