The goal of the Keeley library is to foster a love of reading and to create lifelong learners who can navigate the modern digital world. We grow our readers in first grade through fifth grade by allowing the students to come every day to check out books from our large collection. In addition, each class comes once a week for a lesson. Library is no longer just about "listening to a story each week." Students learn to make inferences and predictions, analyze the parts of a story such as setting, character and plot, as well as make comparisons with other stories and/or information they have read. Students are taught digital literacy skills such as online safety, website evaluation and database searches to help them navigate our current world.
Reading is a passport to countless adventures.
Thank you parents and students for supporting our Book Fair! In spite of the weather, the library earned $1700 in cash and $1551 in "Scholastic Dollars" for books. The cash will primarily be used to buy duplicate copies of popular books and to replace damaged books. I pulled many more books for our "Little Library Table." Thanks again for your support!
Keeley has great success with the AR program and we consider it to be a highly effective program for motivating students to read. The program gives students instant feedback when comprehension tests are taken. Reading logs are maintained for the students to record books that are read and tests taken.
Just a reminder also that ebooks are available in Tumblebooks, myON and in our library catalog. If you have any issues accessing these resources, please email Julie Riland.
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