The mission of the library media program at Hutchison Elementary is to collaborate with teachers in enriching the curriculum so that students become lifelong learners who love reading and can evaluate and effectively use information from a variety of sources.
Goals and Vision
It is the goal and vision of Hutchison’s Library Media Program to:
- Provide an attractive, welcoming environment.
- Provide a well-organized and comprehensive collection that meets the needs of the faculty and student body.
- Encourage collaboration between the media specialist and faculty to integrate information, media literacy, and technology skill into all curricular areas.
- Maintain a collection that is continually assessed and plan steps for changes and improvements.
- Insure that the media program and its services are meeting the needs of both the faculty and the students.
Parent volunteers are always welcome in the library. Volunteers are needed to shelve books, assist students with returning and checking out books, process new books,
and most of all, during book fairs.Student volunteers are always welcome and the library has an active student volunteer group.
The library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 2:30 p.m.Students visit the library with their classes once a week for a short lesson and to check out books. Students may return and exchange their books more often if their teacher has given them permission to visit the library at a time that is not their library period.
Kindergarten students are permitted to checkout one book per week. Students in first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades may checkout two books per week.
In all grades, students may not checkout any new books if they have not returned a book. Please contact the librarian if your child has lost their library book. We often can find lost books here at school.
Other Library Activities
The library sponsors several voluntary programs including Book It, Six Hour Reading Club, Accelerated Reader, and the Sugar Land Skeeters Reading program.
Bluebonnet Reading Program for Grades 3 – 5:
Students who read at least 5 of the current year Bluebonnet Award Nominated books may vote for their favorite book in the library. Voting takes place the month of January.
Students who participate in the Bluebonnet voting and read a total of 10 Bluebonnet books will be invited to the Bluebonnet Celebration held before school in the library during the Spring Semester. Permission slips will be sent home for this activity.
The library sponsors two book fairs each year in the fall and spring which help our library to buy more books and arrange for student programs. This year’s book fair dates to be determined for 2016-2017.
Birthday Book Club
The library sponsors a birthday book club to celebrate students birthdays while donating to the library. For $15.00 students choose a new library book for their birthday that has a book plate placed in the book with the student’s name on it. Students will receive a birthday bookmark and certificate and will be the first to check out their new birthday book.
BirthdayBookClub or download PDF by selecting Birthday Book Club.