We love special guests

Students listen to illustrator

March 6 was a special day in the Shugart library. New York Times Bestselling Children's book illustrator and recipient of two NAACP Image Awards, AG Ford was our guest. Ford spoke to our fifth graders about his work as an illustrator. Students learned about the education artists need, and they learned all about the process of creating illustrations for books from start to finish.

Spring book fair success

The spring book fair has come and gone. It was a huge success. The librarian's goal was to use this year's profits to gift as many students as with books.  We had all kinds of books and book related items for sale. Thank you to all of those families who supported our fair by purchasing books or donating money so that other students could have books. We appreciate you.

Shared learning space

We think of our library as a shared collaborative space for students, staff and the community. Our librarian, Ms. Black, is a ten time GEF grant winner and a former teacher of the year. Special events in the Shugart library include the weekly student success maker ceremony, two book fairs per year, various reading related contests, maker and STEM assignments and other literacy related events. Some years, we invite  special guest speakers.  

The  library staff remains committed to supporting students, teachers and the GISD curriculum. We want everyone who visits us to love books and all things related to our school's library.

Open checkout

Students have scheduled library times weekly. Students who need to visit the library during open checkout must be familiar with the procedures. Students should enter the library quietly. Students must place old books in the designated place, get a shelf marker, and quietly search for books. Once students are ready, they line up and wait to be called. Once checkout is complete, students return their shelf markers, and go back to class. Open checkout is from 8:00 - 8:20 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Students may also enter the library at other times as long as they have a pass from a teacher.

Returning books

Selecting new books


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.

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