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Summer Reading 2022
This summer become “Readers of the Pack,” as you discover the ocean of possibilities at the library.  Winterpock Elementary is excited to unveil our summer reading program.  We will have a READO board similar to a bingo board with fun activities to keep you reading all summer!  All you have to do is read, cross off an activity, and turn your board into your teacher next year.  Everyone who participates gets prizes and an invitation to our summer reading celebration.  We are partnering with Chesterfield County Public Library this summer.  Stop by your local branch to learn how to log your minutes and win prizes for the whole family.  Visit the CCPL website to learn more!

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”
~Walt Disney

Our library is alive with learning! It is a warm, friendly, exciting, and fun place to be. Our students love books and reading. They are always interested in finding new adventures, going to new places, and learning new things through the many books and resources that are available.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~Groucho Marx

Our Mission

The mission of the Winterpock Library is to empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users/creators of information.

Poster of all the books the students are reading.

Fifth-grade students at Winterpock Elementary have the opportunity to participate in an exciting and motivational literature program entitled Battle of the Books. The intent of the program is to encourage recreational reading, to increase familiarity with authors and genres, and to have students experience the fun of a friendly competition as they recall information from each book. This program is voluntary and all fifth graders may participate.

Students must sign up for this program in the fall after our BOB Kickoff. Look for the letter and signup sheet to come home with students in September. Students must return signed participation forms to the library in order to participate. In order to qualify to be on a school competition team, students must read and pass quizzes with a score of 70% on 10 out of 20 BOB books by January 31, 2023.

Battle of the Books is a program proven to motivate students to elect to read as a part of their daily lives, and we are very enthusiastic about offering this program to our students. Those who choose to participate and enjoy the pleasures and rewards from reading will certainly be winners in their own right. Please encourage your child to participate and show your interest by talking to him/her about the books, asking about their Canvas quizzes, and best of all enjoying the books with your child. Students will take quizzes in Canvas on each book they read.

BOB Parent Information Letter 

Join the Canvas Course:


The 2022-2023 BOB titles:

  • Allergic by Megan Lloyd
  • All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans With Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Pimentel
  • Ancestor Approved by Cynthia Smith
  • Becoming Muhammad Ali  James Patterson & Kwame Alexander
  • The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows
  • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  • Dog Driven by Terry Johnson
  • Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  • The Fairy Tale Detectives Michael Buckley
  • Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick
  • I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001: A Graphic Novel by Lauren Tarshis
  • The Last Human by Lee Bacon
  • Paper Son by Julie Leung
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  • Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor
  • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
  • Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

All students come to library once a week for 45 minutes for a library lesson and check out. We have an open check out policy at Winterpock. Students may come in on other days between  9:45 and 3:15 to return and check out new books.

Check Out

  • All students may check out two books at a time
  • Books are due each week
  • Students may renew books by returning them and checking them out again
  • Students may request to have a book on hold.  If books are lost or damaged, students will need to pay their replacement cost. There are no fines for overdue books

Biography Bonanza

We are excited to roll out Biography Bonanza for third grade students. This fun program is designed to get students excited about reading and expose them to the biography genre. If your child would like to participate, please have him or her fill out the bingo sheet, complete the two activities, and bring the sheet and activities to the library. We hope this is fun and exciting for everyone.

Biography Bonanza Bingo Sheet

Join Bark 4 VARC!!!

Fourth graders are being presented with a new opportunity to participate in an exciting and motivational literature program that is a spin off of the Virginia Readers’ Choice Program and Winterpock Elementary is now adopting this great program!. The Virginia State Reading Association encourages young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal, to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure, and to honor favorite books and their authors. This also supports our school’s goal of reading.

The Library Birthday Book Program is back!
You have the opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday in a special way while helping your child’s library stay current. By participating in the Birthday Book Club, your child’s special day will be honored for years to come! If you would like to participate in this program, please complete this form and return it to the school with a $20 donation (cash or check payable to Winterpock Elementary School).

Library Staff

Librarian: Tami Witham
Library Assistant: Maureen Gaff