The Holtville Elementary School Library is open daily 8:00 am-2:30pm. The library has a blended schedule for students. Flexible Schedule and Daily Schedule provide students with amble opportunity to visit, check in/out library books and enjoy lessons.
*With the safety of our students the library will be operating on a fixed schedule for students at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be allowed to check out library books weekly during their scheduled class time. Mrs. McLemore will assist with stories and lessons in the classrooms throughout the week.
Our library us Accelerated Reader as an incentive for student reading achievement. STAR & STAR Early Literacy are baseline computer assessments that give students a reading range that allow students to be successful and achieve reading goals.
Students will check out books according to their ATOS and Lexile levels, which is based on the STAR test. In accordance with the Alabama Standards, it is recommended that students check out a fiction and nonfiction title. K-1st grade will be checking out 1-2 books each week. 2nd-4th grade will check out 3 books.
**Students will be responsible for their library book in the classroom. With the safety of all students, books will not be shared or taken home.
Home Connect Parent Information portal is an excellent opportunity to check your child’s progress in AR. Goals are established through the comprehension quizzes taken after the student reads the book. Accuracy is a percentage of all the tests taken. Students are encouraged to keep their accuracy levels at 85-90%. Students who maintain 90% or higher will be recognized each nine weeks into the 90% CLUB. Ribbons are given to students who achieve 100% points and 85% accuracy.
The mission of the Holtville Elementary School Library Media Center is to develop life-long learners who are effective users of ideas and information in an ever-changing technological society. To accomplish this mission, the Librarian will encourage a love of reading, provide access to resources in a variety of formats, teach students the skills necessary to locate, evaluate, and use information, and collaborate with other educators to create learning activities that support the curriculum.
To support student learning first and everything else second.
Early Readers, Storybooks, Mystery, Chapter Books, Graphic Novels
Informational Texts, Chapter Books, Fables, Fairy Tales, State Books
Encyclopedias, Almanacs, Thesaurus, Maps, Dictionaries, Free Reads, STEM