Library Media Center
Blossomwood Library Mission Statement:
Provide collaboratively planned activities and high quality resources that encourage students to become lifelong readers; critical thinkers; and effective evaluators, users, and communicators of information.
Description of Services:
The Blossomwood School library provides students and staff with open access to approximately 10,000 print resources and continuous access to approximately 800 eBooks. Library materials are carefully selected to supplement the school curriculum, ensure diversity, and to inspire a love of reading and learning. The library is open all day from 7:45-2:25 for students to check out new materials, read, or work on assignments. All kindergarten through second grade classes visit the library once a week for a thirty minute class. Third through fifth grade students visit the library biweekly (art week) for a forty minute class. Sixth grade teachers collaborate with the library media specialist to plan small or whole group activities that incorporate library and information skills with classroom content on an as needed basis. Third through sixth grade students are allowed to visit the library at any time during the school day to check out new books at the self-checkout station.
Students must be fluent readers in order to become successful, contributing members of a globally connected society. Reading is a skill that is developed through repetition and practice with appropriate texts. We use Accelerated Reader to encourage and motivate students to read independently every day.
The library opens at 7:45 a.m.
The library closes at 2:25 p.m.
Library Media Specialist: Susan Fuller