Cheryl Taylor - Librarian
Miranda Dewberry - Library Aide
Meet your library staff
Our librarian is Ms. Taylor. This is her fourth year at Caldwell. She has been a Garland ISD Librarian for 16 years. She loves helping students find books and find answers to the research questions they have. She believes that every person is a reader. They just need to find that perfect book.
Our library assistant is Ms. Dewberry. This is her third year at Caldwell. We are so happy she is here and she is ready to help students find their perfect fit books.
The Caldwell library department will have 2 book fairs this school year. Our fall book fair will be in October and our spring book fair will be in March. Students can shop throughout the day or during specials classes.
All purchases from book fairs directly support the programs at the Caldwell library.
What are you reading now?
What are you currently reading? Do you prefer audiobooks or paper books? All reading is reading. Take time to enjoy a good book this month. Need help finding one? Ms. Taylor & Ms. Dewberry are here to help!
Ask your student about what s/he is reading in during library.
We have lots of ways we encourage reading here at Caldwell. Students are participating in the Braum's Book Buddy program, the Panda Express reading program, and the Pizza Hut's Book-it program. Each program offers incentive prizes for books read by students. Ask your child's teacher for more information about any of these programs.
If you are in third, fourth, or fifth grades, the Bluebonnet list is an excellent place for you to start. This list contains 20 books hand selected by librarians across the state of Texas. In addition to being source of excellent books, if you read 5 of the Bluebonnet books by January 2024, you will be eligible to vote in the Bluebonnet voting.
If you are in Kindergarten, first, or second grades, the 2x2 list is an excellent place to find picture books that are sure to delight.
Reading with Rodney Bus
It is back on the road! Our Reading with Rodney literacy bus is out and will be coming to a neighborhood near you! When you see it, step inside and cool off with a good book. All books can be returned to any Garland ISD campus.
MyOn is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a reading contest! Students can log into MyOn and read. The minutes will add up and students and schools with the most minutes read can earn prizes. Log into MyOn from now until October 16 to participate in this contest.
If you are going on a trip and/or won't be able to carry many books with you, MyOn to the rescue! MyOn is an online platform that is full of all sorts and genres of e-books. All GISD students have access to this online tool. Students can log into Ready Hub, select Renaissance, and start reading!
Are you looking for reliable digital resources to use at home? Our library catalog page has a list of wonderful resources for you to use at home. They are free and fun. Contact your child's teacher or the librarian for the log in information.
Our Free Little Library
Did you know that Caldwell has a Free Little Library? It is located in the front area of our campus. Inside the Free Little Library are free books for you and your family to take, read, and enjoy. You can also put books you would like to share with others in it for others to borrow and enjoy. Our Free Little Library helps us "pay it forward" and read as a family all at the same time. WIN-WIN!
Check out procedures
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten may check out one book at a time.
First grade and second grade may check out two books at a time.
Third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade may check out three books at a time.
Students may check out during their scheduled weekly library time.
Use this chart to remind your student when to bring library books to school.
We do not currently charge fines for overdue books, but we do expect all students to turn in their books when they are due.
Books lost or damaged beyond repair must be paid for. If the books is found, then the money paid will be reimbursed.
Find books, ebooks, and other resources by visiting your school's library catalog. If you need help with any of these resources, please contact your school librarian.
Online instructional resources
Online Instructional Resources are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators from any district or non-district computer.
Local library links