Librarian – Ms. Pierpont
Instructional Assistant – Mrs. Sidoti
LIBRARY BOOK UPDATE TIME!
Classes visit the library once a week for a 45-minute library period. Students select and checkout library books and participate in a variety of lessons designed to encourage students to become enthusiastic readers and proficient researchers as students learn to use a variety of print and online resources.
The CHES library hours are from 7:45am – 2:10pm
The library program has a fixed schedule to ensure that every child visits the library on a weekly basis. We also have an “open door” policy that allows students to exchange books, take AR quizzes, and work on research at the discretion of the classroom teacher. Library staff and volunteers assist teachers and students in the library daily. The CHES library is a warm, welcoming, and very busy place to be!
All students are encouraged to check out books on a weekly basis:
K-1 Students: 1 book per week
2–5 Students: 2 books per week
Students in grades 3-5 participate in Accelerated Reading, a computerized program that encourages students to select and read books at a level that promotes reading growth. After reading a book, a student takes an Accelerated Reader quiz that provides immediate feedback on the student’s comprehension of the reading material.
Battle of the Books
Fifth-grade students are encouraged to participate in the Battle of the Books program that culminates in an exciting competition where students answer questions on the 25 books that are part of the Battle of the Books program.