Library

“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.

Library Staff

Librarian: Tami Witham
Itinerant Librarian: Jessica Robinson
Library Assistant: Kristy Black

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 8 out the 20 books BOB books by January 29, 2021.

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. BOB Parent

Information Letter

Students will take quizzes in Canvas on each book they read.

Join the Canvas Course:
https://mychesterfieldschools.instructure.com/enroll/HBMCYY

The 2020-2021 Battle of the Books Titles:

  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • BOB by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
  • Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy
  • Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Judy Blundell
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  • The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
  • The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
  • The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
  • The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey
  • The Unsung Hero of Birdsong USA by Brenda Woods
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

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  9:30 and 3:30 to return and check out new books.

Check Out
All students may check out two books at a time – 1 fiction book & 1 book of their choice
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.


Chesterfield Reads

Chesterfield County has decided to mimic PBS and develop a list of 100 books everyone in Chesterfield County should read. The public library and the school system is partnering together to allow students to nominate a book. If a student would like to nominate a book, he or she should make a flipgrid video using the link below. The link will allow students to go to Flipgrid and record a brief 90 second recommendation for the book of their choice. Here are the rules:The Great Chesterfield Read is a riff of PBS’ Great American Read. Like the Great American Read, the Great Chesterfield Read “celebrates the power of reading…how we as readers are affected by stories, and what these books have to say about our diverse” community (PBS, 2018).Criteria for inclusion to division level:

  • An author is limited to one title on the list (to keep the list varied).
  • Books published in series or featuring ongoing characters counted as one eligible entry on the list (e.g. the Harry Potter series or Lord of the Rings) to increase variety.
  • Books could be from anywhere in the world as long as they were published in English.
  • Only fiction titles can be included in the poll (A broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter.)
  • Titles up to current year of publication

Here is the link:
https://flipgrid.com/3097aea2


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 $15 donation (cash or check payable to Winterpock Elementary School).