Library

Good Shepherd Library

“The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the LORD, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

LIBRARY GOAL

  • To present a curriculum-related program of libary media instruction so that students will become capable of successful, independent research.
  • To promote responsible library citizenship that emphasizes proper care of materials and respect for the rights of others.
  • To provide a broad variety of library media that are current, well organized, and easily accessible.

LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of the Good Shepherd library program is to ensure that the students and staff are effective users of ideas and information along with instilling an endearing love and interest for reading.

Library Webpage Table of Contents
Circulation Policies

Circulation Procedures

Library Instruction

Reading Programs

Online Library Research

CIRCULATION POLICIES [Back to Top]

The number of books and other materials students may check out varies with their grade:

This circulation policy is flexible and exceptions can always be made when extra materials are needed for class assignments and other research needs.

Parents of GSS students may borrow materials from the school library. A patron account must be established. Books may be checked out for one week only.

CIRCULATION PROCEDURES [Back to Top]

  • Books may be checked out for one week and may be renewed twice for grades 1-5. Grades 6-8 may check books our for two weeks with two renewals as long as there are no holds pending.
  • Books must be in-hand on order to be renewed.
  • Overdue notices are printed and delivered to the teachers to be included in the weekly take home folder.
  • Each borrower is personally responsible for the materials charged out in his/her name. Lost or severely damages books will be charged the current replacement cost plus a $2.00 non-refundable processing fee. Invoices for lost books are mailed to the student’s home. There will be a $5.00 charge for minor damage or defacing of any library material.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION [Back to Top]

The library is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Students have access to eight fully networked computers. Our collection includes approximately 10,000 volumes of books, magazines, videos, and cds.

The students at GSS have access to the library throughout the week and after school. All classes visit the library once a week to select books and have a lesson on informational skills, library use, and literature appreciation. Additional reference times are available to students for research as a class or on an individual basis.

The library celebrates and encourages reading through the following programs:

  • Texas 2×2 Reading Program for Kindergarten
  • Children’s Crown Award Reading Program (3rd – 5th Crown and 6th- 8th
    Lamplighter)
  • The Accelerated Reader Program for 2nd – 8th grades

In addition to our services to the students, we also strive to meet the classroom teaching needs of our faculty by suggesting and locating appropriate books and materials that correlate with the classroom curriculum.

READING PROGRAMS [Back to Top]

The library celebrates and encourages reading through the following programs:

  • Texas 2×2 Reading Program for Kindergarten
  • Children’s Crown Award Reading Program (3rd – 5th Crown and 6th- 8th
    Lamplighter)
  • The Accelerated Reader Program for 2nd – 8th grades


ONLINE LIBRARY RESEARCH [Back to Top]

Worldbook Online Website

World Book Kids, World Book
Student, World Book Advanced (which includes over 5,000 books on line in theE Books Center!), World Book Discover, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and GranLEnciclopedia Hispanica

Children’s Crown Award Reading Programs
The Children’s Crown Award and the Lamplighter Award are nominee lists of thirty new titles each year. They encourage intermediate and middle school students to read and vote on wholesome and uplifting mainstream books that have been published within the last two years.