The Gillispie Library fosters a love of reading and encourages students to be lifelong readers.
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Gillispie students visit our library/media center once a week where they are introduced to new “friends” and are reacquainted with old ones. By hearing stories and checking out books, children have opportunities to discover new worlds through books and develop a passion for reading that will last a lifetime.
The mission of our library is to enrich the learning environment. The Gillispie School Library provides an organized collection of resources, as well as instruction in the use of these materials. In addition to encouraging a reading habit, the library’s instructional program enables students to begin developing skills they will need in an information-rich world.
Number of books allowed for checkout per visit:
- Kindergarten and Grade 1: one
- Grade 2: two
- Grades 3 through 5: three
- Grade 6: four
- Students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 may keep books for one week.
- Students in Grades 2 through 6 may keep the books for two weeks and are allowed to renew them once.
- The library is open from 8:00 to 8:25 am and from 3:00 – 3:25 pm Monday through Friday.
- Students with overdue books must return their books before they are allowed to check out new ones.
- Lost book charges: At the end of the school year, a replacement cost for any lost book will be charged to the family’s account.
Library Benchmarks 2012-13
By the end of the Kindergarten year, students will be able to:
- Identify that the library is organized into sections
- Use shelf markers to take out and return books to correct section of the library
- Identify certain parts of books, such as spine, title, author, and illustrator
- Check out a book each regularly scheduled library time
- Return books at the designated time
- After listening to examples of each, identify fiction and non-fiction
- Participate in story discussion
Kindergarten benchmarks will be reviewed and extended. By the end of the year, your child will also be able to:
- Identify certain parts of books, such as glossary and table of contents
- Select books of personal interest, including fiction and non-fiction
- Listen for main ideas and characters
- Use a picture dictionary
- Understand that books in the library have a specific arrangement
- Locate picture books and beginning chapter books by author’s last initial
- Recognize names of favorite authors and illustrators
Grade 1 benchmarks will be reviewed and extended. By the end of the year, your child will also be able to:
- Recognize certain library sections such as biography, poetry, and fiction
- Use two or more library sources to research a notable person
- Compare and contrast different plots and characters
- Identify certain parts of books, such as index and chapter headings
- Locate a picture book or fiction book by looking for the first three letters of author’s last name
- Explain the Caldecott Medal, and identify a Caldecott Medal winning book
- Explain the purpose of the Dewey Decimal system
- Locate the non-fiction section of the library using the Dewey Decimal system of numbers
- Select books of personal interest and explore new topics
Grade 2 benchmarks will be reviewed and extended. By the end of the year, your child will also be able to:
- Demonstrate use of shelf markers for non-fiction
- Use the on-line catalog to locate books by title and author
- Use shelf labels and Dewey Decimal numbers to locate a particular non-fiction work
- Know how chapter books (fiction) are located (FIC and first three letters of author’s last name)
- Name certain genres (fiction, fantasy, biography)
- Explain the Newbery Medal and identify a Newbury Medal winning book
- Use reference books and two or more sources to research a project about Asia
Grade 3 benchmarks will be reviewed and extended. By the end of the year, your child will also be able to:
- Use the five finger method to select a book at their approximate reading level
- Identify character, plot and setting in book selections
- Explain the difference between a Newbery Medal Award winning book and a Newbery Honor book
- Locate biography of interest by identifying subject’s last name
- Locate poetry section and compare styles of certain children’s poems
Grade 4 benchmarks will be reviewed and extended. By the end of the year, your child will also be able to:
- Select books by favorite authors
- Use various reference books for research
- Identify various points of view in historical research, particularly regarding early American history
- Identify certain genres (mystery, science fiction, historical fiction)
- Use Dewey Decimal system for research purposes
Grade 5 benchmarks will be reviewed and extended. By the end of the year, your child will also be able to:
- Use online catalog to locate books by author and title
- Use online catalog interface (DestinyQuest) to communicate with peers and post book reviews