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.
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.
Reading and Literacy
Keeley's librarian, Mrs. Riland, spends at least 25 minutes a class reading to students or teaching reading related activities.
Free library table
Our "free library table" is looking empty. This is the table right outside the cafeteria that students may pick up a book they are interested in to take home to read. If your child has some books with a free library table label that they are finished reading, please have him return it to the table. Also, now is a good time to look at your bookshelves and see if your child has some elementary appropriate, gently used books they no longer need and would like to share. We would love to add them to the free library table. Just have your student drop them off at the library or they may take them to the box in the front office.
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