The library is open to students from 9:15 a.m. -3:45 p.m. In addition to printed materials, students are able to use online databases for research and learning 24 hours a day every day.

We look forward to reading with all of the students at Gates!

Mrs. Anita Fluker, Librarian

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Chesterfield County Public School libraries is to empower students and staff, through the direction and guidance of certified school librarians, to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users/creators of information in support of student achievement in a global environment

Battle of the Books:  Are you a rising fifth-grader who loves to read?  If so, be sure to sign up for the Battle of the Books!  5th-grade students who read at least 10 of the 20 books (and take a short, simple quiz after reading each book) will be on the Gates team and compete in a “Jeopardy” style competition in the spring.  Get a head start by reading these 10 books (the rest will be released in September.)

BOB Summer Titles: 

  1. Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
  2. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (Chris Grabenstein)
  3. Found (Margaret Peterson Haddix)
  4. Free Baseball (Sue Corbett)
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
  6. Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinnelli)
  7. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish (Mo O’Hara)
  8. Took (Mary Downing Hahn)
  9. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Avi)
  10. Wishtree (Katherine Applegate)

Common Sense Media offers recommendations on books, movies, and more for kids.