Library Curriculum

The Library is the center of the school in many ways.  It provides services to teachers, students, and parents.  Services include curriculum support for teachers and students through added books, eBooks, and technology.  Our library website provides access to databases such as World Book, our online catalog and circulation software “Destiny Discover”, book recommendations, and other helpful links.

 Students are taught enriched library skills including how to pick that “special” book.  They also learn while having fun by participating in the Accelerated Reader program.

 Parents can make use of our parent center which offers books and manuals on topics ranging from how to encourage a reluctant reader to lessons on building comprehension.  Parents are also welcome to check out books with their children.

 Students from PreK3 through 6th grade participate in the library program.  Students in pre-school are exposed to different forms of literature along with the purpose of the library and are given a demonstration of how to handle materials.  Each grade has an extra special day that highlights authors and books such as: Pete the Cat, Fancy Nancy and Dr. Seuss. The librarian also collaborates with the classroom teacher to reinforce the letter of the week and the sound of that letter. Book and materials are selected to compliment the activities in the classroom.

 Lower school students receive instruction on the different types of literature and where it can be found in the library. Simple research projects promote listening, discussion skills, technical and collaboration skills.  The Accelerated Reader program begins in first grade and continues through fourth grade.  This program records student reading progress which enables the teacher to obtain a calculation of each child’s reading comprehension.  Another computer program used to measure a child’s reading abilities is Renaissance’s STAR test.

 In preparing for high school, middle school students receive more concentrated lessons on research skills.  Our sixth graders participate in a class called “Research”.  The class collaborates with the Science and Social Studies teachers in preparation for the Science and Social Studies Fair projects. The class includes instruction on: note-taking, avoiding plagiarism, primary and secondary sources, the use of a variety of reference books, computer catalogs, and reliable Internet sites.  

Middle school students may participate in the Library Club.  The club is dedicated to community service and promoting the library.  The club takes field trips to the Lake Charles American Press, Central Public Library, and attends the Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association’s annual convention. 

 The library is a warm and friendly place where students are encouraged to visit to read, check out a new book, and conduct research.                                                 


Revised 1/2023