Shugart Library

 "TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six.  Open your child's imagination.  Open a book." -Author Unknown

Library staff

Librarian: Ms. Monica Black

Monica Black earned a Master of Library Science degree from Sam Houston State University in 2013. She began working as the Shugart librarian that same year.

Library Assistant:  Mrs. Taylor Markham

Taylor Markham is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (EC-6) at Stephen F. Austin University. She began working in the Shugart Library in 2015.

Library schedule: 

2:35 - 3:00  Open checkout (Tuesday and Wednesday)

8:50 -9:20 Open checkout (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

8:15 - 2:35    Regularly Scheduled Classes

Self-sufficient students may come in during the day for open checkout if they have permission from a teacher.

Policies and procedures:

  • Pre K students may check out one book at a time.
  • Kindergarteners may check out one book at a time. Kindergarteners who participate in the AR program, may check out two books at a time.
  • First through fifth graders may check out up to three books at a time.
  • Students who make the A Honor Roll can earn a "free book" coupon which allows them to check out up to four books at a time.

Students should bring their books to the library during their regularly scheduled times so that they can return or renew them. All students are expected to demonstrate responsibility by taking care of books and returning them on time.  At this time, the library staff does not charge fines for late books. Students may incur fines for books that are lost or damaged. Parents have the option of paying for lost books (in full) or sending payments in installments.

The junior library crew

The Junior Library Crew is comprised of a group of Shugart students who volunteer their time to help in the library.  The 2015-2016 helpers include: Onene Gomba, Corey Kirkling, Alyssa Skinner, Marissa Torres, and Julian Valenzuela. We appreciate these students for helping to keep our library organized.

Keep reading 

In your leisure time, do not forget to kick back, relax, and read some great books. Parents, check out these PreK and K-5 bookmarks to help your children choose some great books.

Keep blogging 

The Shugart Library website is a great way for students to share information about what they are reading.

AR Information 

Students can look up quiz numbers.  Additionally, students can find the following helpful information:

IL = interest level
LG = lower grades
MG = middle grades
UG = upper grades (meaning 8-12th grade)
BL = similar to a reading level -- given in numbers such as 4.2, 5.1
AR Pts = points available for 100% on the test
Quiz Type = kind of quiz students can take - they all have reading practice test as the type.
Some have additional vocabulary tests, too. Click here for more AR information.

Library Online Resources

Library Catalog
District Catalog

Local Library Links

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