The Sister Eileen Memorial Library was dedicated
in 2000. The library's collection includes
approximately 5,000 volumes. There are reading
materials available for all students, primary
through junior high. Kindergarten through
grade 6 has a weekly scheduled library period.
Junior High has scheduled library time, also,
to be used as needed.
The main focus of our library is to get students
reading. The library provides a calm, quiet,
inviting space for students in the midst of
their busy day. Students have the opportunity
to browse the shelves, find a book, and relax
and read. And of course, we love to talk about
favorite books and authors!
The Accelerated Reader program
is for students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
The goal of the program is to encourage students
to read. There are over 2,000 books on the
Accelerated Reader list, so students have
a wide choice. The Accelerated Reader books
are clearly marked for students' convenience.
After reading a book, the students take a
short quiz on a computer. The third and sixth
graders test in the library, fourth and fifth
graders test in their classroom. Points are
awarded according to the student's achievement.
Every grade level has its own point goal for
each quarter. Rewards are given to students
achieving their goal.
The entire library collection is now computerized.
Every book is bar coded. Students will be
checking out books, not by signing a card,
but by scanning their bar code. This system
will enable us to keep more accurate records,
and to better serve the students.
We look forward to a "readingful"
The Accelerated Reader program has been very
successful in motivating students to read
and challenge themselves. Students select
a book, read it, and take a comprehension
test using the software provided. The more
questions they answer correctly, the more
points they receive.
Ask your child's teacher for more information
on this program. Students may be required
to get their teacher's approval before reading
a book and being tested on it.
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Our Accelerated Reader list is also on
For your convenience, a copy of the Accelerated
Reader title list is also available at each
of the following public libraries: Lansing,
Calumet City, Munster and Glenwood. It is
a rather lengthy list, as we now have over
2,000 titles in our program. Just ask the
librarian to see the list.