Library

Elementary School South

Oh the Places We Will Go! There is Fun to be Done!

An exciting year is upon us and there are so many new books to discover and characters to get to know so we are excited to PAWS for some time to sit and enjoy them! The 2018 - 2019 school year promises to be a super fun-filled time to be an Eagle Reader. Book Fairs, book swaps, author visits, library challenges and so many other amazing opportunities await you!

Parents, our first Book Fair is scheduled for setup on October 11, 2018.  This year, we have been selected to host a special Signature Book Fair that will have 15 cases and an additional 250 titles than we normally receive. We have outgrown our library and will be setting up in the small gym! Scholastic has asked that I recruit 10-15 volunteers for setup, so I need you! Please contact me right away if you would like to help setup for our very first enormous Signature Book Fair. I will be scheduling daily volunteers for October 15 - 26th so please look at your schedule and plan to help!  Family Night will be October 16th which will be our campus Open House.  

Kimberly Schultz, Librarian
kschultz@bhisd.net
(281) 576-2221 ext. 1507

Paws for Books

 

 

Library Rules and Procedures

Be sure to check your student's backpack each Tuesday for communication from school to parents.

1. Students have a scheduled library visit but will have various opportunities to visit the library before school and during Open Nest times.

2. Students in 3rd through 5th MAY be allowed to check out up to three books at the librarian's discretion. Second grade students may check out two books.

3. Books are due on the student's scheduled library day. If rechecking a book, students must have the book with them to recheck.

4. If a student is absent on his/her library day, books are rechecked for that student and will be due at their next scheduled library class.

5. While fines will not be charged at the elementary level this year, we must be diligent in returning books in a timely manner. Books may be renewed 3 times before it must be returned for the next reader on the list to check out.

Students returning all books each library visit will be permitted to check out the maximum number of books for his/her grade level.

6. Accidents do happen....But lost or damaged books must be paid for so we can replace that copy. Students may check out only one book until fees are paid. If the book is found after it has already been replaced, the book will become the student's property and no refund will be issued.

Library Schedule

Monday - Westerberg/Thornton, Sims/Wyble, Griffin/Juarez, Lopez

Tuesday - Hutto/Gill, Sanchez/Davis, Romaine/Daniels, McKee/McDermand

Wednesday - Scurria/Lamb, Carroll/Bellard, Briscoe/Spencer, Seal/Barnett, Kondo/Joines, Lankford, Hatfield

Thursday - Vela, Beharry/Durham, Worthan/Bieber, Bradshaw/Campbell, Fowler/Malone

Friday - Dagley/Wake, Graham/Fleming, Cofresi/Goodin, Hartrick/Barnett, Dooley/Brumley, Polydore

 

Library Catalog

Reading Program

Barbers Hill Blue Eagle Reading Program

This year the Elementary School Librarians are embarking on a brand new adventure!  Mrs. Schultz and Ms. Johnson spent the spring of 2018 reading and evaluating new releases to include on the first annual Blue Eagle Nominee list.  We had a great time exploring new reads, but boy, it was a difficult task!  We narrowed it down to 10 incredible books that we believe our students will really enjoy reading!  Students will be challenged to read at least 3 of the 10 choices to be eligible to vote for their favorite title at the end of the year.  The librarians will share more with students in grades third through fifth and will also send a letter home which will include some annotation information about each novel so that families may become more familiar with the titles and authors.  
We look forward to starting a NEW reading tradition!  Find the 2018-19 list of nominees here and here!

 

Links

Birthday Book Club

Join Our Birthday Book Club
 

Our Birthday Book Club is a great way that parents, grandparents, and friends may honor a special student on his/her birthday.

Birthday Book Club form and information in English and Spanish.

 

Online Resources

Link to National Geographic Kids WebpageNational Geographic Kids

Find ebooks, magazines, videos, and pictures for information on animals, the environments, history, peoples and cultures, places, science and technology and more. Source citations available.


Link to Kids InfoBits WebpageKids InfoBits

Find ebooks, magazines, newspaper articles, pictures, and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Source citations available.


Link to General OneFile WebpageGeneral OneFile

Find magazines, newspaper articles, academic journals, pictures, videos, and reference content for information on a wide range of topics. Source citations available.

Topic Finder Logo

Use Topic Finder for visual searching!


Link to Student Resources in Context: Junior WebpageStudent Resources in Context: Junior

Find ebooks, primary sources, magazines, newspaper articles, academic journals, pictures, videos, and reference content for information on cultures, geography, literature, science, U.S. history, world history, and more. Source citations available.


Link to Britannica School WebpageEncyclopedia Britannica

Find articles, media, world atlas, learning games, geography explorer, learning zone, tour the USA, country comparisons, information on the animal kingdom and much more. Source citations available.

Requires username and password. See your librarian!


Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader will have a whole NEW look at Elementary South this year!

Instead of earning individual prizes, students will conference with his/her reading teacher to establish an AR goal for each 6 weeks period and work to earn a much larger incentive.  Students will work to meet the goal with a 70% passing rate.  At the end of each grading period, Mrs. Schultz will monitor the goals and any student meeting the criteria (goal at 70% passing) will receive an invitation to a special event with Mrs. Schultz.  The event will change each 6 weeks so students will not want to miss any of the fun parties planned throughout the year! 

The first event planned is a Makerspace Faire!  There will be crafts, building and robotic fun!

Let the reading and testing begin...

 

Library Volunteers

Looking to volunteer? We would love to have you come in to the library to help!

Online Volunteer Form