Welcome to the Heather Glen Library
Robin McMahan, Librarian
Deborah Clark, Library Aide
Library Hours 8:00 am-3:30 pm
972-270-2881 Ext 42388
For the week of November 19 - 26
Kinder started taking their books home this week! Please remind them to store their books in their backpacks when they are not reading them. All books are checked out for one week. Our Fall Book Fair will be held next week, November 18-22. Please consider supporting our school library by purchasing books for your child’s home library.
Students in grades 2-5 who made their AR goals for the six weeks will be participating in the annual Slime Party with Mr. Drummond. To keep up with your student’s AR activity please refer to the Renaissance Home Connect information sheet or go to the home connect website.
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The Book Fair is here!
Monday, November 18th starts the book fair! The book fair will be open every day until Friday, November 22nd. There will also be special evening hours on November 21, following the 3rd grade program.
Maverick's Reading Challenge
The Dallas Maverick's Reading Challenge has begun and information sheets have been given to the students. Students should be keeping track of all the minutes they read each day on their log sheet. Please be sure to initial it daily. Students who read 2000 minutes by December 6th will receive a prize.
Do you need more books for your children to read at home? Garland has wonderful public libraries and library cards are FREE! Please encourage your child to read by introducing them to the public library. The library closest to our school is South Garland Branch Library, located at 4845 Broadway Blvd. Find a location near you.
All students are allowed to check out books from our library provided they have turned in any overdue materials. Kinder & First grade students may each check out one book. Grades 2,3,4, and 5 all check out two books each. We do not charge late fines, but students are required to pay for damamged or lost books. Classes come to the library one time each week as a group for check out. Please check with your child for their "Library Day."
Our library is fortunate to have over 14,500 books in our collection for students and teachers to use for research, curriculum needs and enjoyment. Our goal is to help students develop a life long love for reading. Students will also learn how libraries are organized, develop research skills and expand their computer skills.
e-books New in the Library
We now have 50 e-books that are ready for you to use on your computer or tablet. Please contact your librarian for more information on how to access these books through the library catalog. We also have many other new books in the library. Please browse our catalog to see all of the new titles.
Reading Recommendations *NEW*
Kindergarten- "We Share Everything" by Robert Munsch
1st Grade- "Knuffle Bunny" by Mo Williams
2nd Grade- "Katie Woo" series by Fran Munushkin
3rd Grade- "Buddy Files" series by Dori Butler
4th Grade- "Hero" by Mike Lupica
5th Grade- "Wonder" by R.J. Palacios
We have a collection of books and videos on discipline, parenting and families available for you to check out from our library. Please visit with Mrs. McMahan if interested.
Throughout the year our library participates in several special events and reading incentive programs.
Reading Incentive Programs
- Mavs Reading Challenge
- Six hour Reading Club
- Texas Bluebonnet Award
- Read Across America
Accelerated Reader Program
The Accelerated Reader program is a reading incentive program that our students in grades 2-5 participate in at Heather Glen. Students read books at the appropriate reading level and take short computer quizzes on those books. Points are awarded for each quiz passed and students are rewarded based on goals set by their teachers.
Note to parents: AR tests do not constitute an endorsement of any title. Choose books according to your student and family's interests and values.
Box Tops for Education
Heather Glen participates in the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. Please check your pantry for the box tops and send them to the library. We mail them in and our school receives 10 cents for every box top we send. Please help us by turning your trash into cash!
We also participate in the Funding Factory program. Please send any empty ink or toner cartridges and used cell phones to the library. We will turn them in for recycling and receive points. The points can be used for needed equipment here at Heather Glen.