Welcome to the Heather Glen Library
Angie Arey, Librarian
Deborah Clark, Library Aide
Library Hours 8:00 am-3:30 pm
972-270-2881 Ext 42388
Library NewsThis week we discussed taking care of books with Kindergarten, Folktales with 1st and 2nd grade and accessing the library catalog in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. We’ve been reading a lot of great books and I encourage parents to talk to their students about what books they are reading. This week, 4th and 5th grade students will begin checking out three books each week. We are open all day every day for checkout!
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.
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.
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. Arey if interested.
Throughout the year our library participates in several special events and 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 1-5 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. If you want to track your child's progress, you may montior from home and use the student's login and password.
To find out if a personally owned book or a book from the public library has a matching quiz, visit AR Book Finder.
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.