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Library

Librarian Information 

  • Jennifer Jay, Librarian 
  • Maria Santamaria, Library Aide
  • Library Hours:  7:30-3:00
  • Open checkout is available daily from 7:30-8:00 and from 2:30-3:00.

E-Readers, Nooks, and Laptops

Abbett students are very lucky to have the opportunity to read using our e-readers, Nook electronic tablets, and laptops. We have over 45 of our favorite e-titles available to enjoy.

Students take advantage of these resources during class, library time, and before and after school.  E-readers are available through the library catalog, which also makes them accessible at home.

Checkout Procedures

All students are allowed to check out books from our library, provided they have turned in any overdue materials.  Kindergarten and first grade students may each check out one book.  Grades two and three check out two books each, and fourth and fifth graders may check out three books at a time.  We do not charge late fines, but students are required to pay for damaged 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".

Book Fair

We have a very exciting book fair every fall.  Abbett is very fortunate to have a fantastic group of volunteers who helps with the fair.  We use our proceeds to purchase all the latest titles for our shelves.

Six Hour Reading Club

This program is sponsored by Six Flags and Weekly Reader.  Students keep track of their reading time and earn FREE tickets to Six Flags.  Tickets are distributed to participants at the end of May.

Texas Bluebonnet Award

Only students in grades 3-5 participate in this reading program sponsored by the Texas Library Association.  Students must read at least 5 books from a selected group of 20 in order to be eligible to vote at the end of January for their favorite.  New titles for the current school year are now available.

Read Across America

Great fun sponsored by NEA in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Mrs. Jay organizes fun activities and guest "readers" to celebrate Dr. Seuss.  Look for more fun to come the first week of March.

TumbleBooks App

You may now access TumbleBooks on the iPad and iPhone 4.  Simply sign into TumbleBookLibrary on your iPad and go to the Story Books section.  There you will find 44 iPad books available.

Below the Story Books heading is a link called "Click here for iPad-compatible titles".  After clicking the link, you must now click on the "iPad" button to launch the book you select.  Click on the "full screen" button to expand the window.


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