Library

WELCOME TO THE ASPV LIBRARY!

Elementary Library

In the K-6 library we are becoming explorers of information, thinkers, and readers. We are developing a love of books, reading, and learning!

 

BORROWING BOOKS:

 

  • Students visit the library once a week, Early Childhood for 30 min. and pre-1 to 6 grades for 45 min.
  • Book borrowing: dependent on the  return of previously borrowed books
  • Pre-1st to 6 grade can borrow  2 books
  • Students must return any overdue books before borrowing new ones
  • Books are due in two weeks but we ask the students to bring their books every week when they have library class to renew or to check new ones
 

Overdue notices are given to parents to remind students of books that must be returned. Students are not charged fines for overdue library books.

 

BOOKS ARE SPECIAL! TAKE SUPER-DUPER GOOD CARE OF BORROWED BOOKS:

 

  • Keep them in a special place…away from chewing pets, active babies, or messy food
  • Use a bookmark when you take a reading break….do not bend the pages
  • Always have clean hands while reading a book
 

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

Students: Students will use their last name and student ID number to log on to the database page.

 

LIBRARY CATALOG

 

Find something fun and interesting to read or look at. Think about your purpose when choosing a book and finding a fit.

 

  • to read a chapter book
  • have a story with awesome pictures
  • to learn new facts
  • Middle & High School Library

    The Middle & High School library is not just a place for students to read and do research, but it is also an idea-center where students exchange knowledge and engage in enriching conversations.

    These are just some of the many events that take place in the library:

    • Lunchtime weekly fun workshops (lotería, conversation française, conversación en español, origami…) Have an idea for a workshop? Tell your librarian!
    • Reader of the Quarter Awards
    • Banned Books Week
    • Special events during holidays
    • National Honor Society’s official meeting place

    CITATIONS:

    Knowing how to properly cite sources is an essential part of being a student in the 21st century. Here you will find resources that will help you cite your information.

Online Catalogue

DESTINY

 

Destiny Library Catalogue is our Web-based, district-wide online library catalogue browser, which can be accessed from any Internet connected computer.

 

Students, staff, and parents can view our catalogue from anywhere with Internet access. Inside the Destiny catalogue, you can research books by title, author, and subject. You can also see which books are available at our libraries or if copies are checked out. Find something fun and interesting to read. Think about your purpose when choosing a book.

 

 

To access your account, please enter your Destiny user ID and password. Please contact your librarian for this information.

 

EXPLORA

 

Explora is our online database, which students can access from anywhere with Wi-Fi.

 

It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate, and school libraries. Students can use Explora for reliable, efficient, and current research for their class assignments.

 

 

 

To access your account , please enter your EBSCO host ID and password. Please contact your librarian for login access.

WELCOME TO THE ASPV LIBRARY!

 

Students, staff, and parents are welcome to visit the ASPV libraries to browse our collections, check out materials, do class-related research, study, and use the computers.The school librarians, Miss Julieta Valdés, Elementary School Librarian, and Miss Stephanie Kempker, Middle & High School Librarian, are responsible for the libraries’ role as literacy and information hubs for supporting student achievement.

 

We provide a variety of books and magazines as well as computers and Wi-Fi service in our libraries. Our total collection includes over 14,000 titles of books and audio visual materials. Our print magazine selection includes over thirty titles. We have an online library catalog, Destiny, as well as the Explora database, both can be accessed from anywhere with internet connection.

 

MISSION

 

The mission of the ASPV School Library is to teach students to be effective users of information in the 21st century and responsible and ethical citizens as they learn how to research. This mission is accomplished through:

 

  • providing instruction in information literacy
  • providing physical and intellectual access to information materials in a variety of formats and media
  • stimulating interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas
  • working with teachers to develop instructional strategies to meet the information needs of students
  • supporting educational objectives of the school curriculum.

 

SUGGESTIONS AND DONATIONS

 

Donations of current fiction and nonfiction books are always welcome! Please contact Miss Stephanie Kempker or Miss Julieta Valdés.

Schedule

The library is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. at 5:00 p.m.