The Elementary School Library is an integral part of the school and its curriculum and serves grades Entrance Class through Grade 6 communities. Students, teachers and parents are welcome to use the JFK ES Library to find information and check out books and materials.
In addition to providing quality reading materials in German and English, the library supports the curriculum in the Elementary School by working collaboratively with teachers to instruct students on information literacy as well as to encourage a lifelong love of reading.
The library has a fixed schedule for classes to visit weekly for literature appreciation and information literacy lessons.
The students also have the opportunity to check out books during their regularly scheduled class, to use it as a research facility, and for free reading during their recess. The library offers a diverse range of materials and resources in German and English to support the reading interests and curriculum needs of our student population.
Come check out or use: English and German picture books, nonfiction books, & chapter books, Audio CDs, DVDs, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks with headphones, touch-screen computers, graphic novels, Encyclopedias, dictionaries, Encyclopedia Britannica online, and all your favorite books!
PARENTS’ HOUR Wednesdays from 13:30 to 15:00.*
Parents, please join us Wednesday afternoons to check out books for you and your children. Ask a librarian or parent volunteer at the Circulation Desk when you arrive for an information sheet to fill out. If you are a returning parent, please make sure we have an up to date email and contact information for you. Bring your kids and enjoy an afternoon of reading in the library! Parent Check Out Limits: 8 books/items for 2 weeks.
*NOTE: We have classes scheduled regularly throughout the week. Please be respectful of the students‘ and librarians‘ time & visit the library on Wednesday afternoons ONLY. NO exceptions.
The library is located in Room R243. To find us, walk through the main gate of the school and continue straight. The library will be ahead of you on the second floor of the red building.
We depend on parent volunteers to assist us in taking care of our library. We also have plenty of opportunities for high school students to volunteer! Please stop by or contact us if you are interested.
ONLINE RESOURCES & INFO
Please check the ES Library Online Catalog for books, eBooks, Reading Lists, recommended websites etc!
Click here for our printable informational brochure.