"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
"A book is a gift you can open again and again."
Welcome to our library. I began my love of the library in 2001 with the children of Saint James and stayed through 2007. It is so good to be back. I hope this year opens the minds of your children as they find a love of reading. In this space, we will turn the pages of stories that expand our world. We will meet endearing characters, and be inspired by the creativity of the authors and illustrators.
The goals are to empower the students to be independent seekers of books and information, to be familiar with genres of fiction and the arrangement. They will find and draw meaning from the collection of non-fiction titles and how they are organized and we will work collaboratively with the teachers to support curriculum.
The more you read the more you know! Dive into a good book with your children and enjoy.
Some sites to investigate
World Book Online User Name: stjschool / Password: library
Ask Jeeves for Kids At this search site kids can ask questions in their own words.
Authors and Illustrators for Kids From Chris Van Allsburg to E.B. White
Awesome Library Resources reviewed and organized into clear categories for students.
Catholic Question and Answers for Children Catholic Question and Answers for Children.
Kids Click High quality sites selected for kids and organized by librarians.
Fact Monster Part of Family Education Network, site includes atlas, almanac, dictionary, encyclopedias and more.
Safe Search for Kids Here is a Google search engine version tailored for kids and teens.
Storyline Online The love of reading comes through with videos of shared stories.