Welcome to our library media center! We are excited about your visit and our library program. It is the library that provides the link between students and the information resources they need. Our library has an atmosphere that is conductive to learning; it promotes lifelong readers and information searchers.
Lara Kendall Library wishes to provide and maintain a collection of materials that supports and enhances the curriculum and interest of our students and faculty. The atmosphere of the library is inviting, attractive, stimulating and enriching for study, research and browsing by our patrons. We encourage increased independence of patrons and responsible use of facilities and materials. We expect appropriate behavior, honesty and fairness; the librarian and assistants model that behavior as well.
The librarian is caring, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about learning. The librarian is to inform patrons of new resources and trends. She/he collaborates with teachers to design and implement curriculum projects for students. In summation, the library promotes literacy, enjoyment of reading and love of learning.
Lara Kendall Library continues its vision for the future which involves collection building as well as technology advances.
Lara Kendall Library is well equipped with 3 networked Internet ready IBM computers and 1 laser computer that is used only for our Accelerated Reader program . Our Accelerated Reader program boast of 4,890 test available to our readers. Channel One News is shown daily in our 5th-8th grade classes. We have 4 electronic encyclopedias and 3 writing centers equipped with presentation software. The library will be completely automated with the Winnebago system in the school year 1998-1999. The book collection has a total 15,216 books.
Non-fiction for Grades 1-4
What's a Penguin Doing in a Place Like This? Miriam Schlein
Trapped by the Ice! Micheal McCurdy
Beautiful Bats - Linda Glaser
Curious Creatures: Owls - James Taris
Where Lincoln Walked - Raymond Bail
Undersea City - Dana Meachen Rau
A Polar Bear Journey - Debbie Miller
Old People, Frogs, and Albert - Nancy Wilson
Can You Keep a Secret? P. J. Petersen
Daphne Eloise Slater, Who's Tall for Her Age - Gina Pardo
Alex and the Cat - Helen Griffith
Poppleton Everyday - Cynthia Rylant
Don't miss The Litlle Bill Series by Bill Cosby!
Non-fiction for Grades 5-8
Funny Bones and Other Body Parts - How it Works Series
Our Planet Earth - Scholastic's Ency.
Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders - Jinny Johnson
Battlefields Across America Series - Yorktown - Shiloh - Lexington & Others
Wish You Were Here: Emily's Guide to the Fifty States - Kathleen Krull
Speeding Bullet - Neal Shusterman
Blue Skin of the Sea - Graham Sailisbury
Sweet Valley Twins & Friends Series - Pascal
The Island and the Ring - Laura Stevenson
Some Fine Dog - Patti Sherlock
The Broken Bridge - Philip Pullman
Mr. Tucket - Gary Paulsen
Harris and Me - Gary Paulsen
Marvelous Marvin and the Wolfman Mystery - Bonnie Pryor
To Grandmother's House We Go - Willo Roberts
123greeting - Want to send a greeting card? This is the place to go!
education refernce - Here you can study for your ACT test and more!
kids and money - Take your kids on a tour of the U.S mint, the Treasury Department, the Secret Service, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York and learn about money and finances
great kids - Find out what other kids around the globe are doing and how they are making a difference in the community