The Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center Library serves a student body of approximately 750 students in grades K-4.  The library is open daily from 8:30 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.

Library Resources

Destiny Card Catalog

World Book Online (see librarian for login information)

Power Library

BookFlix

TrueFlix

Pebble Go

Capstone eBooks 

Planned Course Outline for Library Curriculum

Learning Objectives for Grades K-4
 

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.
  • Learn about the encyclopedia, atlas, and almanac as reference tools, in both print and electronic formats.
  • 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.

 

 

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 is 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, librar