Kennedy Library

 

 

Library Hours
 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 
Message from Mrs. Villa!!!

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     Welcome to Kennedy Elementary Library/Media Center! The overall objective of the library/media center is to provide our students with a variety of choices for information. Our current collection has a variety assortment of interesting, high-quality books including fiction, non-fiction, easy picture books, foreign language, and reference materials. Our library/media center currently houses approximately 8,000 books.
 
 
     Library Skills, just like reading and writing, are processing skills. These skills help  students to understand the sources of information available to them. It also empowers them to locate the materials and information they need. Library skills are taught in all grade levels starting with the earliest storytelling experiences in transitional kindergarten and continuing on to research and book reports at the advanced level.
 
     Kennedy Elementary students receive 45 minutes of library/media time weekly. This  time allows further enhancement of classroom instruction by integrating information skills  with classroom curriculum. Other skills include location skills, interpretation skills,  listening and viewing skills, and literature appreciation. Students are introduced to the library/media from the initial readiness level up to the advanced level, always building on the foundation from the previous level.
 
During library rotation students learn about:

 

PROPER CARE OF LIBRARY BOOKS 
 
PARTS OF A BOOK (FRONT) 
• title page 
• introduction (foreword or preface) 
• list of illustrations 
• dedication 
• table of contents 
 
BODY OF THE BOOK (MIDDLE) 
• chapters 

 PARTS OF A BOOK (BACK) 
• index 
• bibliography 
• glossary 
• appendix 

LIBRARY TERMS 
• author 
• call number 
• copyright date 
• illustrator 
• publisher 
• spine 
• title 
 
ELECTRONIC CARD CATALOG 
• author search 
• subject search 
• title search 
• electronic marc records

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS 
• almanac 
• atlas 
• dictionary 
• encyclopedia 
• other reference tools 
• thesaurus 

BOOK GENRES 
• adventure 
• biography 
• fantasy 
• historical fiction 
• humorous 
• mystery 
• science fiction 
• sports 

DEWEY DECIMAL 
• generalities 
• philosophy and psychology 
• religion and mythology 
• social sciences 
• language 
• natural science 
• technology (applied science) 
• arts and recreation 
• literature 
• geography and history