en English

Angela Jester
Kaila Thompson

Library Hours:
9:30- 3:45

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

What to expect:

  • 45 minute scheduled classes once a week
  • Open checkout each morning from 9:15 to 9:45
  • Kindergarten may begin open checkout after the fourth week of school.

Rules for Borrowing

  • Kindergarten – 1 book for one week
  • 1st through 5th Grades – 2 books for one week
  • Students may renew books unless it is being requested by another library patron.
  • Students in 3rd through 5th grades may have a third book checked out for a classroom project.

Overdue and Charges

  • Fines are not charged for overdue books.
  • Replacement fees are charged for lost or damaged books.
  • A missing book notice will be sent home to the student after the third week a book is not returned.
  • A replacement fee notice will be sent home after the eighth week a book is not returned.
  • Students will be restricted from checking out a book if a book has not been returned the following week.
  • If a student is using a book for a project, the overdue rules do not apply until the project is completed.

Watkins has two book fairs annually. The Fall book fair is held in the Fall and in the Spring. Check back for specific dates.

The library will be open each day from 10:00 a.m. – 3:55 p.m. Students can shop during their scheduled resource time. All family members must sign in before assisting students with book fair shopping.

Rising Fifth Graders

All fifth graders are invited to participate in the Battle of the Books reading program.  If you decide to participate in BOB, you will read at least 10 books and take the BOB Google Quizzes to become a member of a team to answer questions about the books in a competition.  You must pass each quiz by 70% and you will only be able to complete the quiz once.

Start reading during your summer vacation.  Here are ten of the titles that will be included on the twenty title Battle of the Books list.  The remaining ten titles is a mystery and will not be released until the BOB kick-off in the fall.

To access the BOB Google quizzes, you will need to visit the Watkins LibGuides website. You can simply Google search the J.B. Watkins Library website and then click on the LibGuide (Watkins) link found on the left side of the screen.  Once you click on the Battle of the Books tab, you will find the Google quiz links for the ten summer titles.

Artemis Fowl Eion Colfer Fantasy
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Chris Grabenstein Mystery
Found Margaret Peterson Haddix Science Fiction
Free Baseball Sue Corbett Realistic Fiction
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling Fantasy
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli Realistic Fiction
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Mo O’Hara Science Fiction
Took Mary Downing Hahn Fantasy/Horror
True Confessions of

Charlotte Doyle

Avi Adventure
Wishtree Katherine Applegate Fantasy


 Happy Reading!

 Mrs. Jester