Wyomissing Area Jr/Sr High School

 West Reading Elementary

 Wyomissing Hills Elementary

 

 

 

 Hours: 7:10 am - 2:50 pm

 Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

 Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

 Phone: 610.374.0739 x2114

 Phone: 610.374.0739 x5113

 Phone: 610.374.0739 x4351

 Ms. Balatgek, Librarian

 Ms. Balatgek, Librarian

 Mrs. Les, Librarian

 Mr. Ackerman, Librarian

 Mrs. Ayala, Library Aide

 Mrs. Round, Library Aide

 Mrs. Weaver, Library Aide

 

 Mrs. Elzer, Library Aide

 

Library Services

A developmental program of library instruction is begun in the elementary school and continued through grade 12. The elementary library program serves as an introduction to basic library concepts and skills. These concepts and library services are expanded and developed as students use and become familiar with the resources of the library. Every six-day cycle, all classes, kindergarten through sixth grade, are scheduled for one period of library skills instruction and recreational reading. The program of instruction is carefully planned and integrated within the school curriculum in grades 7-12 in cooperation with faculty.

The use of library resources and the mastery of library skills are developed through constant use and application. All planned courses of study incorporate library skills in their written curriculum. Students are guided in the skills of research and encouraged to read for enjoyment. Through supervised library usage, the students become skillful and discriminating users of print, non-print, and computer resources. The librarians work cooperatively with the classroom teachers in the development of curriculum and the design of activities to support that curriculum. In addition, librarians support administrators, faculty, and staff in the selection and use of all types of library materials to supplement and enrich the educational environment.

Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School Library

The Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School Library serves a student body of approximately 900 students in grades 7-12. The library facility was built in 1994 during major renovations to the junior/senior high school and houses a collection of over 12,000 books and more than fifty magazines and newspapers. Internet access is also available. Various research databases are accessible from the library, including those available through Pennsylvania's POWER Library project. Additionally, students and faculty can request materials from other libraries statewide using the ACCESS PA database. The library is open from 7:10 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. daily and is available to students and staff who wish to use the books, other materials, and computer resources. Students may use the library before and after school, during their study hall periods, and with visiting classes.

West Reading Elementary Center Library

The West Reading Elementary Center Library serves a student body of approximately 300 students in grades 5-6. The library houses a collection of over 8,000 items. The library is open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily and is available to students and staff who wish to use the books and other materials. Students come for library class once every six school days and may use the library before and after school. Every fall, the Wyomissing Area PTA sponsors a Scholastic book fair in the library for students, parents, and faculty.

Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center Library

The Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center Library serves a student body of approximately 750 students in grades K-4. The library is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and houses a collection of over 13,000 items. Students attend a 45 minute library class once during each six day cycle. They learn literature appreciation as well as research skills. Students and staff are welcome in the library at any time to check out books and use resources. In addition to library class and independent research, students also participate in various promotions and library sponsored activities throughout the year.

Learning Objectives


K-Grade 2

  • Learn about library facilities, arrangement of materials, procedures for circulation, library sources available.
  • Use the library catalog to find a particular book.
  • Know that fiction books are arranged alphabetically and find books based on that arrangement.
  • Identify title and author of a book.
  • Differentiate between fiction and non-fiction.
  • Enjoy books by listening/reading for pleasure and appreciation of literature.
  • Self-select books for a particular purpose, based on reading level, interest, and/or assignment, with increasing levels of independence.


Grades 3-4

  • Learn about library facilities, arrangement of materials, procedures for circulation, library sources available.
  • Use the library catalog to find a particular book.
  • Find fiction books based on alphabetical arrangement.
  • Recognize and use the Dewey Decimal System of Classification.
  • Identify and use the parts of a book: cover, spine, title page, copyright, table of contents, index.
  • Learn searching techniques for print/electronic resources.
  • Access identified websites through bookmarks.
  • Use CD-Rom resources.
  • Learn about the encyclopedia, atlas, and almanac as reference tools.
  • Identify parts of bibliography entries: title, author, publisher, copyright date.
  • Through book talks, learn about authors and genre.
  • Understand the process of writing/publishing, with a focus on the roles of author and illustrator.
  • Self-select books for a particular purpose, based on reading level, interest, and/or assignment, with increasing levels of independence.
  • Enjoy books by listening/reading for pleasure and appreciation of literature.

Grades 5-6

  • Learn about library facilities, arrangement of materials, procedures for circulation, library sources available.
  • Use the library catalog to find a particular book.
  • Recognize and use the Dewey Decimal System of Classification.
  • Identify and use the parts of a book: index, glossary, appendix.
  • Understand the purpose of reference books and how various reference sources differ. Learn to choose the best source for a given purpose.
  • Apply searching techniques to find information through the use of an identified search engine.
  • Learn to use special topic encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs, and biographical dictionaries.
  • Evaluate the quality of research information found relative to intended purpose. Understand the need to read and assimilate that information in order to write a summary/report. Know the concept of plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • Understand that a bibliography is a tool for finding related books/resources. Use an annotated bibliography to choose resources. Learn to create bibliographies using the “Bookbag” function.
  • Through book talks, learn about authors and genre, including tall tales, folk tales, fables, fairy tales, myths, and legends.
  • Understand the process of writing/publishing, with a focus on the roles of author and illustrator.
  • Self-select books for a particular purpose, based on reading level, interest and/or assignment, with increasing levels of independence.
  • Enjoy books by listening/reading for pleasure and appreciation of literature.

Grades 7-12

  • Understand the arrangement, procedures, services, and resources of the library.
  • Use the library catalog effectively.
  • Use print and electronic periodical indexes.
  • Use the library's general and specific reference books effectively. Select, evaluate, and effectively use library resource materials for specific informational and/or recreational needs.
  • Recognize the need for both fiction and non-fiction materials to satisfy various purposes.
  • Be familiar with various authors and their works.
  • Understand, use, and develop bibliographies.