Welcome to the Northlake Library!
Michelle Lee, Librarian
Abigail Ramirez, Library
Phone Number: 972-494-8359
Northlake Library’s Mission
The library program I envision for Northlake Elementary fosters a love of reading and encourages lifelong learning. Empowering students to become enthusiastic readers and increase their reading skills is an important part of what I do. In order to be successful in school and in life, today’s students must learn to acquire the skills to select, evaluate, and use information appropriately and effectively. As a 21st-century school librarian, it will be my responsibility to teach and support all the members of the school community to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely as they navigate the research process. I will collaborate with teachers to build these lifelong learning skills and strategies in order to help all Northlake students meet their curricular goals.
Library Curbside Pickup
Even though students are learning remotely, the library is open. Remote learners may request a curbside pickup for library books. Please fill out the book request form below at least 24 hours in advance. Instructions are on the form for what to do when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you soon and providing you with books to read while you are learning virtually at home!
Pick-up days and times are:
Tuesday 9:00 - 11:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
These times will likely change once students come back Face-to-Face due to the change in class schedule. New times will be posted at that time.
Watch this video to learn more about how to get books from the Northlake Library while you are learning virtually at home. This will show you which books our Northlake library has for you to check out. Also, in the video it will show you how to put a book on hold. When you put a book on hold, we will save that book for you to come pick up during our times on the curbside days (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Please remember to fill out the book request form as well so we know what day/time you will pick up your holds.
COVID-19 and the Library
Garland ISD Library & Media Services’s top priority is to provide library services and materials to students and staff in the safest manner possible during the re-opening of campuses. In the district’s Reopening School Instructions Guidebook, it offers guidance in the re-opening and safe operations of the school library including quarantining books for a minimum of 72 hours, disinfecting shelf markers after one use, and social distancing as much as possible. Please reach out to me if you would like more information on what I’m doing to keep students and staff safe.
Texas Bluebonnet Award
Students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are encouraged to be a part of the Texas Bluebonnet Club. To participate in the Bluebonnet club, students will read at least 5 of the nominees and complete an online or paper book response. The book response must be completed in order to earn credit for that book. You can read them all, but you only have to complete 5 book responses. All responses are due by January 25th.
If you’d like more information on the Texas Bluebonnet Award, click here.
Local library links
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 are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators from any district or non-district computer.