Students in 4K through 5th grade library classes learn library skills including how to search for books, proper care and handling of library materials, and using a computer catalog.  As students progress through the grades, the information literacy skills they learn in library class become more complex and include research skills.  Students learn about the Dewey Decimal System and how to use it to find books and information. They also learn how to use various reference materials. Students also learn techniques for finding materials that are at the proper reading level for them. They learn about the different fiction genres, and are exposed to a wide variety of reading materials, both fiction and nonfiction.  As part of their weekly library class, 4K through 2nd grade students have story time based around a central theme. While 6th through 8th grades do not have library class, they do use the library for reading, research, and small group work.


Penny Johnson