"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go."
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss
The goal of a good school library program is to make students “information literate: to teach them the skills needed to access information, in both print and non-print environments, in an age of burgeoning knowledge.
Kindergarten, first, pre-first and second grades come to the Media Center for story hour weekly. At this time, each class is read one or more stories appropriate to grade level. The Media Specialist teaches author, title, illustrator, publisher, checks for listening skills and general comprehension and instructs in simple library procedures, such as book checkout.
Library skills instruction is given to third, fourth and fifth grade weekly. All grades learn research skills in the course of research projects in various subjects across the curriculum. Our goal is to familiarize our students with the process of information retrieval so that they will be able to enter any library with confidence in their ability to locate information.
Destiny is the online patron access catalog which can be accessed on any computer in the school, as well as, from home. Destiny not only catalogs books and dvds, but also gives access to ebooks on Follett Shelf and research websites through Webpath Express.
Nook Books may be checked out by students in fourth through eighth. Students also may access the databases: World Book Online, EBSCOhost, Brainpop and Brainpop Jr. and TumbleBook Library both at school and at home. To enhance reading comprehension, Christ the King uses the Accelerated Reader program with access to over 150,000 quizzes.