I am ready to start my 23rd year at Routh Roach. I’m looking forward to another year, with some new students and many returning students. We will do all kinds of fun things in the library this year, but our number one goal is to get children to read books and learn to love reading. Students will check out books when they come to the library, but they will also have time to check out during the school day as well as before school. The library will be open daily at 7:30 for students to check out books and take A.R. tests if they need to do so.

Students are expected to follow the same rules in the library that have been established throughout the building and in their classrooms. I expect all students to do their best and to treat others the way they would want to be treated. They are expected to check out books, read them, and return them in a timely manner. Students should have their library books in their backpacks every day. I appreciate your help in this matter. Parents are also allowed to check out books. Feel free to come by before school or during lunch if you come eat with your child.

Ms. Odom


Carol Ann Funk



Learning to be an independent library user.



Reading to the class in Spanish




The answer to the question:

 "Ms. Odom, do we have this book?"


Read Every Day!

At Routh Roach, we place great importance on reading. Reading is the basis for lifelong learning, and is vital to every area of learning. We take this commitment to reading seriously, and are always looking for ways to encourage reading and allow time for student access to books.   Here are a few of the things we are doing toward that commitment:

  • The library is open daily at 7:30 a.m. for students who need to take A.R. quizzes or check out books (kindergarten students may also get books at this time if they have read their books at home). Parents are also welcome to check out from 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. The library is also open from 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Mondays for parental check out.
  • Braum’s Book Buddy is a 1st-5th grade reading program we started using in October. Students who take A.R. quizzes were given a folder where they could place stickers to receive coupons for free ice cream at Braum’s. Each student keeps up with his/her own folder, scores 80% or higher on an A.R. quiz, then comes to the library for stickers and coupons. Students can earn up to six coupons during the school year, and the coupons are valid until June 30.
  • Read to Succeed is a reading program that is done by individual classrooms. Information on how to earn a free Six Flags ticket should have come home with your child. The deadline to return Read to Succeed reading logs to the classroom teacher is February 27.
  • Ready Rosie—a reading readiness website designed for families with preschool children (
  • Encourage reading every day. Please have your child read at home at least 20 minutes each day.




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