The mission statement for the Daugherty Elementary School Library is to inspire a passion for knowledge and a love of reading in each student. We will achieve these goals through educating students to become skilled users of information, tools, and technology that support the district curriculum. This will allow students to move forward as life-long learners and self-starting individuals.

Checkout procedures

All students visit the library once a week and this is called their "Library Day". If a student finishes a book early, the library offers open checkout times to exchange for new books.  All books checked out one week should be brought back the next class visit to the library to be checked back in or renewed.  All books not brought back by the next library class time are past due and the student is not allowed to check out books again until the book is returned or replaced.  The number of books a student may check out depends upon their grade level:

  • Kinder & 1st grade- 1 book with library bag
  • 2nd Grades - 2 books limit
  • 3rd - 3 books limit
  • 4th & 5th Grades - 4 books limit

Daugherty Library activities and programs

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader Program (AR) is a goal orientated program based on a student's individual reading ability.  With this program, they are better able to check out library books suitable to their strengths.  Books are assigned a difficulty level and point value based on its complexity and length.

Accelerated Reader Home Connect

AR Home Connect allows parents and students to go into a child's AR account using the students' logins and passwords.  AR Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents to log in to a website and view student reading progress toward goals.  In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates in English or Spanish on their students' reading progress.

Book fairs

In the fall and spring, the Daugherty Library hosts a book fair where students and guests may purchase popular books from Scholastic at the fair in the library and online.  The book fairs usually take place in the fall around Parent Conference Night and in the spring around a PTA event night. All proceeds go to purchase books for the library through Scholastic. The students really look forward to the book fair.

Guest readers

Throughout the year, the library is visited by several guests who like to read to our students. Some of the guest readers include Mrs. Henson, Shirley Raymer, and volunteers from the Garland Altrusa members.  

Read to Feed

During the 2nd through 5th six week grading periods, our students are sponsored by Altrusa International, Garland to participate in Heifer International’s Read to Feed Program. This is a program that awards our students points to purchase animals and plants to send to people in third world countries. In the past, our students have raised over $1,000 to send animals such as cows, water buffalo, sheep, goats, and pigs to these people in need. The students race to achieve their goal each six weeks. The first grade level to reach their goal wins an ice cream treat. The class with the highest point total per grade level gets to pick what animals to send. Individual prizes are given to the top three readers in each grade level during their awards ceremony each grading period. 
Read, read, read to feed, feed feed!!!

Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Each year, 20 books are chosen as the “Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List” by the TBA selection committee. 

If students read a minimum of five books from the current master list (or have the books read aloud to them), they have the opportunity to vote for their favorite title during the month of January each year. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award. 

Daugherty Elementary AR Stars

Accelerated Reader is a huge program that supports an individual student’s progress through reading. The teachers of Daugherty along with the library utilize this program to show your student success in reading. 
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things you learn, the more places you will go.”
Dr. Seuss in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

Library catalogs

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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