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Library

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The goal of our library is to meet every child’s request, if possible, and to offer an alternative if it’s not. With about 500 students ages 3 to 14, that is an exciting challenge…and one that our full time Librarian welcomes.

 

Students in Grades K-6 enjoy being read to during weekly library class. Middle grades also practice research skills with activities that are enjoyable and educational.
 
The most important part of a library class is, of course,  LOOKING FOR  BOOKS!   The library is a stress free environment where children have the power to make good decisions for themselves, with guidance if needed.
 
Our fully automated Library is financially supported by a budget from our P.T.O. as well as profit from our annual Book Fair. Memorial donations also allow more purchases. The money is carefully spent to keep our collection current on all topics and reading levels. Our collection holds over 10,000 titles and we average 2,100 circulations per month.
 
A very dedicated group of volunteers is an important part of our library and is greatly appreciated.  They help by putting books away, mending, helping the children select books along with the Librarian, and  working during the Book Fairs.
 
We have 10 student computer stations that are used by grades 4-8 to access our Online Patron Catalog (OPAC), take Accelerated Reader tests (A.R.), or work on any one of a number of research projects being done in their classes.
 
The Saint George Library is a lively and busy place, where children have input and their opinions and requests are respected and welcomed.