Features and Highlights of Northside Library
Our Northside Library houses approximately 14,000 books with a variety of reading levels from Pre-K through 7th grade. Mrs. Sandra Williams is the librarian with 26 years of experience, and Mrs. Gretta Binion is our part-time library assistant. The library is open at 7:30 each morning and until 3:15 in the afternoons, allowing students to exchange books and take Accelerated Reader tests.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students visit the library twice per week and get to enjoy fun, exciting stories which are read aloud. Reading is conveyed to students in a way that makes them enjoy visiting the library. Most stories create engagement and participation from our students which include moving around and repeating lines.
Research skills are taught from the beginning by showing students how to locate materials using the OPAC. A lot of research is done in the classroom, so we collaborate with the teachers, pull materials, assist students in locating sources, teach students to use TEL, and discuss proper citations.