Sharon Ryan LaCrosse
Woodside School Librarian
Community Service Coordinator &
General School Library Information:
Library Schedule: Students in TK-5th have weekly class visits to the library. Students in grades 6-8th grades visit the library on an as-needed basis. The library is open at recess and lunch to provide students with access to the materials and for homework and read.ing. Primary students often come to play board games and color.
Library Organization: The fiction is organized to help the students easily find books at their level. Teachers use developmental reading assessments (DRA) to determine a reading level and each students is given a corresponding guided reading letter (GRL). We have a vast collection of picture books, an Easy Reader section for emergent readers (levels D-K), a Beginning Chapter book section (levels L-P), a Fiction section for middle grade readers (T-Z), and a young adult section for middle school students. The nonfiction is organized according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
Collection Development: Our collection holds 17, 962 books. We circulate over 2,700 books per month. Our librarian is responsible for keeping our collection up to date. Our rich collection of fiction mirrors our highly literate community. Nonfiction topics coincide with the common core curriculum, and includes other high interest topics.