Our Lady of Peace School Library
The library is blessed to have many, many wonderful books. There are new releases, classics, picture books for everyone, graphic novels, early readers; popular series, non-fiction for all grades and many religious selections. Suggestions for book purchase are always welcome.
The library collection is made possible through two great fund-raising events:
Barnes and Noble Day on December 7, 2013
The Scholastic Book Fair from January 26 to January 31, 2014.
It is through fund-raising and donations that we are able to keep the library current.
Students love to come to the library where we are WILD ABOUT READING!! The space is very relaxing and appealing to all our students.
Preschool through First grade
These classes are introduced to library skills through the use of picture books and beginning chapter books. They learn how to select books, how to tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction and about different genres. Students in these grades may check out one book at a time and keep that book for one week.
Second, Third and Fourth grade
These classes are introduced to various library skills through the use of read-a-louds, either picture books or chapter books, and hands on application. They learn about choosing just right books, how the library is organized, and how to use the library’s online catalog. Students in these grades may check out two books at a time and keep them for one week.
Fifth grade through Eighth grade
These students build upon skills they have learned in previous years. They will be using their iPads to search the OLP library’s online catalog, learn what resources are available through the local county based library systems, access and search research databases and online encyclopedias (free resources available to OLP from the state of Minnesota),evaluate websites, and use an online citation maker. Students in these grades may check out three books at a time and keep them for two weeks.
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
Students in 5th through 8th grade are required to participate in choosing the winner of Minnesota’s Maud Hart Lovelace Student Choice Book Award. By reading or listening to three of twelve books nominated in their division, Division I for grades 3-5 and Division II for grades 6-8. The library will have 2 copies of the nominated books and public libraries also have multiple copies. Students will be introduced to the books in October and have until mid-March to read the nominees. Voting will take place in late March. Statewide more than 25,000 Minnesota students annually participate in this exciting reading program.
Students in 3rd and 4th grade will be encouraged to participate as well. Their classroom teachers and I may choose to read one book aloud which counts toward the three needed to vote.