Bryant Elementary Library
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
- This year we read 5,595 AR Books and took test on them. This was 44,574,612 words read!
We added 267 new books this year!!!
More new books have been ordered to be added to our collection.
Hopefully I can get these put on the shelves before school begins.
Bryant School offers easy access to all grade levels. Students in third through eighth grades are instructed in the use of Bryant Information Center which is a program on all computers at the school. This allows them to see what is available and if it is checked out or is in the library. Eighth grade students are provided instructions on acquiring information to create research papers from both text and internet use, especially Alabama Virtual Library. Students and faculty are given access to Accelerated Reading program, Star Reading Program, Alabama Virtual Library, Internet access, projectors and use of Promethean equipment. We have four computers in the library that students have access to during the school day. Students and teachers are provide with the following resources: DVDs, VHS, text in both fiction and nonfiction, audio cassettes, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and I-pads. Students and teachers have access to resources in the library to check-out or use within the school. Several times a year teachers ask to use reference material in their classroom for students to create reports.
Our library is also equipped with distance learning equipment which allows remote connectivity to classrooms all across the United States.
The library is the hub for the Accelerated Reader program. Teachers report the progress of the students to me and I make sure the students are rewarded accordingly with packets of rewards based on the number of AR points they have with an 80% average. Students attend a pizza party and also have a fun day based again on point earned. We also returned the AR Store thanks to Mrs. Hall.
We collect Box Tops 4 Education, Coke Reward points, Campbell Soup Labels, ink cartridges, Large business (Church)size ink toners. We also collect can tabs such as from soft drinks to send to Shriner's Burn Hospitals to purchase toys for children at the hospitals.
The Alabama Virtual Library is a FREE research tool for Alabama citizens. You should be able to access it from your home computer or anywhere in Alabama. Since we are located in the very northeast corner of Alabama, you may have trouble signing on to their site. If you can not sign on, please, let me know and I can assign you a site number. Check it out. There are lots to do at this site.
If there is a particular book you are looking for, I will be glad to assist. We may not have a book for every subject requested, but whenever possible, I will be glad to order necessary items when funds become available.
Please feel free to stop by any time.
Student Skill Development/Reading Guidance (SSD/RG) 60%
Administration/Collection Development (A/CD) 40%