Kimberly Hickman - Librarian
Thelma Cobar - Library Assistant
Welcome to the Bullock Library. We are here to help parents, teachers, and students meet their reading and informational needs. The library has free check out every day, so students may come to the library and exchange books as they need. Every class has a scheduled library time once a week. During this time, we read stories, as well as practice reading skills students have learned in their classroom. Students learn to make predictions, inferences, and comparisons to other stories we have read. Students also sequence events in a story and analyze the parts of a story such as setting, characters, problems, and solutions. We also help students become responsible digital citizens by teaching online safety and digital literacy. But most importantly, we want students to be excited about reading.
Scholastic Book Fair
Our first book fair of the year will be held October 18th - 22nd. Students will visit the book fair during their regular library class, and can come after school with a parent. We will be opened Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until 4pm. On Thursday, we will be opened until 6:30pm, and on Friday we will be closing at noon. This is a great time to stock up on books for your child's personal library at home. Check our our Scholastic Book Fair letter and flyer for more information on eWallet and our Scholastic Book Fair website.
Your child has access to thousands of eBooks for free through a program called myON. Student login information can be found on the myON instructional resource page on the main GISD website. GISD has also provided access for parents, families, and community members to access myON, allowing anyone in our tri-city area to read eBooks for free, as well. Please visit the myON instructional resource page for more information.
Online instructional resources
Online Instructional Resources are available for use at home or from any district computer. These resources include online textbooks, educational games, and activities that encourage student practice and learning. Students can access this information from their Ready Hub account.
You can find books, eBooks, and other resources in our school's library catalog. Click on Bullock Elementary to search our materials. You can also access our catalog via your child's Ready Hub account by clicking on the green library book icon. If you need assistance locating a particular item, please contact your school librarian.
Literacy for life
Literacy for Life is a district initiative and community-wide partnership designed to foster the literacy needs of students. Along with the tri-cities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, we are working to create a community of readers.
We aim to encourage everyone in the community to read by using a balanced approach in teaching literacy, expanding bilingual programs, increasing dyslexia services and providing 24/7 access to a personalized online library.
Six Flags Read to Succeed
Due to COVID-19, the Six Flags Read to Succeed program is suspended at this time. However, unused tickets earned during the 2020 season will still be valid until August 31, 2021. Bullock Elementary will resume participation in this program when it becomes available.
All students are allowed to check out books from our library. We do not charge fines for overdue or lost books, however, we do ask that students bring back their books each week to either renew or return.
|Grade||Number of books students may check out|
|First Grade||2 books|
|Second Grade||2 books|
|Third Grade||3 books|
|Fourth Grade||3 books|
|Fifth Grade||4 books|