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 six time GEF grant winner and a former teacher of the year. Special events in the Shugart library include two book fairs per year, various reading related contests, maker and STEM assignments and other literacy related events. Some years, we invite in special guest speakers.
The library is open for face to face learners. We will continue to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Procedures may be different, but the library staff remains committed to supporting students, teachers and the GISD curriculum.
Jaclyn Garcia is our library assistant. She is a mother to five wonderful kids and one fur baby. In addition to working in the library, she enjoys crafting, shopping and relaxing at home. In addition to her invaluable assistance in the library, Mrs. Garcia helps with additional duties such as afternoon duty, cafeteria duty, and small group tutoring.
Please be sure to keep reading and learning over the summer. We have many reading contests kicking off on June 11. Your child should come home with summer reading information.
The librarian is looking forward to learning new and exciting lessons during the ALA Conference in Washington DC. The conference will take place the week of June 22 - June 28. Our students are surely looking forward to using the strategies she will learn. Be sure to check out her photos as you walk past the library when school resumes.
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 - using social distance 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.
Selecting new books
Policies and procedures
Our policies and procedures remain under construction. Please be patient as we make changes that best meet the needs of our students. We, however, want to assure parents and students that our resources are still available for our face to face students, as well as those who may be recuperating at home. Please let us know what we can do to help.
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