The American Association of School Librarians states that:Voluntary reading involves personal choice, reading widely from a variety of sources, and choosing what one reads. Aliterates, people who have the ability to read but choose not to, miss just as much as those who cannot read at all. Individuals read to live life to its fullest, to earn a living, to understand what is going on in the world, and to benefit from the accumulated knowledge of civilization. Even the benefits of democracy and the capacity to govern ourselves successfully depend on reading.The amount of free reading done outside of school has consistently been found to relate to achievement in vocabulary, reading comprehension, verbal fluency, and general information. Students’ reading achievement correlates with success in school and the amount of independent reading they do. Unfortunately, numerous surveys show that many students do not choose to read great quantities, nor do they choose to read often.The common sense notion that students who do a substantial amount of voluntary reading demonstrate a positive attitude toward reading is upheld in both qualitative and quantitative research. Students’ reading achievement has been shown to correlate with success in school and the amount of independent reading they do. This affirms the predictability of a success cycle: we become more proficient at what we practice.
The St. Augustine School Library works to ensure students are effective users of ideas and information by ...
Grades 1-8 are allowed two items for checkout. The students are asked to choose one at-level or challenging book. The other item can be a fun choice, like a video, drawing book, etc. We welcome any input from home! If you would like us to steer your child in one direction or away from another we will do our best! Kindergarten is allowed to check out one book. Preschool is allowed to check out one book.Overdue books will result in a note home. Please have your child return as soon as possible. Don't wait for the next library day.Our goal is to provide material the children will actually read! We would rather students bring home a book they can't wait to read than a book that won't make it out of their backpack!
This is a great website for kids! We have been exploring the stories in library. There are also lots of great games to play. Spend some time here on a rainy day!http://pbskids.org/lions/
Scholastic has a great tool for exploring books on its website. Click the "Exploring Books" tab on the left! You can view book trailers, book-talks, author interviews and more! You are sure to find a book you can't wait to read! CLICK THE LINK BELOW! Scholastic Exploring Books
We need a volunteer to repair and/or reshelf library books. Repairs can be done at home.
THESE ACTIVITIES WILL COUNT TOWARDS YOUR SERVICE CREDIT HOURS!
**Please note: All volunteers MUST have completed the "Protecting God's Children" workshop.**